Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy 3 Year Heart Anniversary, My Little Diva!





It was this very day that Miss Ava's heart was partially mended, her very first Open Heart Surgery, at 7days young. The day she was given a chance to live thanks to technology and an amazing team of Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses at UCSF Children's. Almost like the first day of her *new* life. A new start I couldn't ever properly express my gratitude for. I just cannot believe three years have already passed. Over 2.5 of those years spent at home, we are blessed. So later this morning, when Ava wakes up and it's time for the bath, I will look at that long jagged line down her chest and remember her incredible journey. I will say a lil prayer, and thank my lucky stars that I was entrusted to be her mommy. Ava's such a strong little fighter. Thank you for being Mommy's inspiration, Ava. We love you so very much!

More photos from her birthday/anniversary shoot, you can click on any of the images to see them larger...




























She's come a long way, baby! :)

Thanks to everyone who has been there to support us, offer love and kind words and prayers, we all appreciate and love every single one of you!

One last note, please keep Ava in your thoughts and prayers this coming Monday, she will be first case for another catheterizing at the UCD Cath Lab, where Dr. Van Gundy will be ballooning/stenting her left pulmonary artery. With any luck we will be home same day, but as always I am prepared for an overnight stay. If family and close friends would like to visit, please feel free, we will be on the 7th floor after the procedure. You can try to call or text me for further details, or just find us! :P I will try to keep everyone updated on how that goes via texting, phonecalls and twitter. But reception at UCD is super spotty and there is absolutely NO signal in the Cath Lab waiting room, so bear with me on the slow updates, no news will be good news. :)

Always,
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3 comments:

auntie tiff said...

i really love this blog. i love love the part about the bath time. you are such a good mama! you may say you are the lucky one to have ava as your daughter which is absolutely true, but she is super lucky as well to have such a great loving, caring, nuturing mama like you! i love you guys with all my <3

Alisha said...

Hey girlie, Hope all went well today, keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Kiss that pretty baby girl for me and squeeze lil g for us! Keep ur head up momma u are an amazing girl! Much love from all of us to you The McClain Family

ml.harris53 said...

Jen & Ava,

I am so proud of the both of you, and Greg & Gregory! You all have been thru so much and remain so strong! I love you all soo very much - Love & Kisses & Hugs - MOM