Friday, March 10, 2006

Babbling

Well, now Holland and I are feeling much better, but Eden is very sick. It's not the flu, and it's not RSV as far as we know. It's just a nasty respiratory virus. The symptoms are severe congestion, cough, and a fever that lasts 3 or 4 days. Also, definite loss of appetite, and extreme tiredness. Holland took 2 naps a day while she was sick, and went to bed around 5:30 or 6 and slept 13 hours straight through.

I'm happy to report that the girls' pediatrician was very impressed with how well Holland handled this virus. Given her history, it wouldn't have been surprising for her to end up in the hospital. She is clearly recovering from the chronic lung disease that resulted from being on the ventilator for so long, and she fought off this recent virus much the same as any other baby would. That's HUGE! Let's hope that Eden does as well. Eden is not on the nightly pulmicort breathing treatments, but she has been better at fighting off bugs in the past so hopefully it will go okay.

One piece of good news that I just HAVE to report... Eden is BABBLING!!! She says MAMA!!! She says baba too, but did I mention that she says MAMA??? It's her favorite word, and I think she knows what it means. She says it all the time, all day long. Pretty amazing if you ask me, considering that just over 4 months ago she couldn't even HEAR! She's talking!!! She's amazing!!!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Of course mama would be her favorite word!! I am so happy for you, and proud of her. She and her sister are both amazing and I love to hear every milestone they reach. Just wait till the girls are both babbling non-stop to eachother, how cute?? Luv you guys and hope Eden is feeling better soon. Liz

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful to hear. I am so happy for you. Cheri Murphy

TBG said...

That is amazing! I am so glad Eden is talking. I hope she feels better soon!

Way to go Holly fighting off a virus like that. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! What a clever little girl!

How on earth do you get it right that Holland doesn't eat the crayons??? My kids eat every damn thing they find.

Tertia

xx

Anonymous said...

MAMMA! What a wonderful thing! But I never had any doubts that they were both destined for greatness!! The story unwinds each time they achieve something else. Smooches and get well hugs to Eden!
Love, Mamma Jules

MamaChristy said...

Fabu! So glad that Holland is better and hope that you will post that Eden is on the mend soon.

I'm so glad to hear that - despite their illnesses - that both girls seem to be doing so well. You seem in good spirits as well and that is good to see, too. :)

Kendra Lynn said...

I'm glad that Holland beat the virus! Now if Kelsey could only do that! :)
And babbling??? You, go, Eden! Keep up the good work!
I love you all.

Kendra

Amy said...

Yay for Eden! I can't wait to hear whatt she decides to say next!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an accomplishment. Mama is definitely the best choice for her first word.

Amy

Sadye Spirit said...

Awesome! Way to go Eden! :) We are so happy for y'all, that is so exciting. Keep up the good work girls!

Allison said...

I met you for the second time this Sun. at Panera. I am so glad to have access to your blog again. I have spent the last few days reading most of your story. Your strength inspires me! I just started blogging but check us out at mitchell5.blogspot.com. Hope to see you again!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Eden :) !! she is just advancing great in her new 'hearing' adventure!. Your girls are just precious, keep up the awesome work
Fiona's mom.

Anonymous said...

Chase, our preemie, was born 11/28/04. He was 1 lb. 12 oz's. He was 24 weeks also. It's fun to read about your children. I'm glad they're doing good. Keep posting their accomplishments!