Monday, June 30, 2008

Fun, Random Joy




Joy in her big girl pig tails :)
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More bath footage...............People who come over can't get over Joy's favorite location - the sink.
She loves the sink. The first video is short and sideways - sorry. The second one is long and so random, more like a normal day than anything posed. Have fun!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Family Party

After Joy's blessing, we had friends and family over to celebrate with us!




Joy loved it! :)

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Joy's Blessing


This is Joy's blessing dress. I think it's beautiful!

Daddy loves her little girl!

Joy's blessing was very special - just like her.
These are my notes :) Not as good as a recording, but you will get the idea.
  • Special spirit
  • She chose our family
  • We were guided to her
  • The Spirit of Joy is in her - hence her namesake
  • She will be an example of true love, joy, and the love of Christ
  • She will be an example of what it means to be happy in this life
  • She was sent here to share with us
  • Her family loves her
  • No other could replace her
  • She will always be loved and taken care of
:) Love ya so much Joy!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Yearly Checkup

Poor baby Joy! What a traumatic visit!

Joy got 3 shots (the kind that burn). She got Heb A, Varicella, and MMR. After crying herself to sleep in my arms, they came in and tried to take blood. They tried and they tried. Poor baby. They have to do a thyroid test because she is one year and DS. Unfortunately, a thyroid test requires quite a bit of blood and Joy has no veins! They put the plastic band on her arm and poked around and gave up. Then they did the other arm - they found a tiny vein. I was so miserable (you can only imagine what Joy was experiencing) as they wiggled that needle all around inside her little arm. Ouch! They gave up there and went to her -------ankle! Ouch! They got the needle in and finally blood started to flow and then stopped. Joy is not a bleeder. They had to coax and coax that tube. Poor girl. Once I got her settled from that, they did a finger poke for the CBC. But the girl wouldn't bleed. We probably stood there for 5 minutes priming her poor finger.

To top it all off, they did a urinalysis and our sweet girl has all kinds of bad things floating in her urine. We are going to treat her for a bladder infection. We are going to go back to the doctor in 2 weeks. Depending on what the urine culture shows (it'll take a little more time), she may need to have her kidneys re-checked. Poor thing. I have been afraid of a UTI because her urine has been so potent. Now I know to act on my impressions.

Her vitals:
17 lb 12 oz -- So sad! We'll have to turn that big girl car seat around to rear facing.
27 inches long
In case you are wondering, that's 5% and 10% on the growth charts and 75% and 25% on the DS charts.

Developmentally:
Around 9 months - yeah! Wahoo Joy!!!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Birthday Celebration








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We had a small family party to celebrate Joy's actual birthday. Next Sunday Joy will be blessed (!) and we will be having some family and friends over for cake.
Joy was curious about the flame, luckily we kept Jessi close by to keep her safe (see the video).
Becca made us the cupcakes, but we were out of cooking spray, so they stuck. Jason was able to pry them out, but we couldn't frost them very well, so we have little bunt cake cupcakes with dollops of frosting. :)
Joy likes her new toys. It looks like the other members of her family like them too!
Happy Birthday dear baby!

Taredartzet shnorhavor!


That is Armenian for Happy Birthday!
YEAH!! Baby Joy is now 1 year old!
How has time flown so quickly? We love you, Joy!
We can't imagine life without our sweetheart.