Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Channing's 2nd Christmas

I probably don't need to expound on how infinitely better Christmas was this year than last year. Last year we schlepped around the NICU with long faces.
This is Channing last year on Christmas. The nurses made these cards which was really sweet. I do wish they had used another pic of our girl though. Oh well.

This year, we got to do all sorts of fun firsts with Chan. She loved going to visit Santa, up until the point I put her on his lap. She flipped.
Luckily a few nights later some friends had a lovely kid friendly party and Santa stopped by. Channing got to watch the other kids sit on Santa's lap so she didn't want to miss out.
We went to our first Hanukkah party at Channing's school. Ghee came along and the kids 'decorated' sugar cookies. Then we all headed to Shabbat and sang songs (dreidel, anyone?) and ate Challah.
Chan opening her a gift from Nana and Papaw.
C and her dad on Christmas day at Grandpa RZ's! I promise she smiles up until the point I put the camera in front of my face!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with their families.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Flashback Friday

This isn't an enthralling video by ANY means but it's one of only a handful of videos that we took of Channing in the NICU. We took a lot and I mean A LOT of pictures of that baby in the hospital but we didn't take many videos that is one of my regrets from that time.

I was randomly looking through Channing's discharge papers while I was filing some other paperwork in her med file. I noticed that the nurses kept a calendar of every day she was in the NICU and wrote down any big happening for that day. It was strange to look back and see everything that happened a year ago. On this day last year Chan tested positive for C-Diff. Major bummer. I thought we would never get her out of isolation but Chan continually testing negative for C-Diff and my constant badgering finally convinced them.