Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bilateral Myringotomy and Ventilation Tubes

It was a big day for Eden and her Mom and Dad. She went in for a "bilateral myringotomy and ventilation tubes" aka. she got tubes put in her ears. We checked in at 7:30 this morning and changed her into the cutest little gown. She was so happy for not having eaten and having a rough night because i couldn't feed her anything at all. After everything was in order the nurse carried her away and me and chase were sent to a waiting room. The procedure only took about 5 minutes and it was only about 15 minutes before they brought her back to me. She was very upset because she had to wake up in a strange place without her mommy and she made sure everyone in the hospital knew it!! If you know Eden, you know she has a set of lungs on her and boy did she use them. She was a little disoriented and in a little pain so it wasn't until we got home that she finally settled down and zonked out. We took a nice long nap together and when she finally woke up this afternoon, she was back to her happy self. She really does seem to be so much happier now that her ears are working like they should. I am so happy it is over and that she can start to explore the world again with her new ears!

She got to take her blanket and Mr. Monkey with her.

I'm soooo happy she's finally decided she likes the binki, especially for times like this.

(if your interested, i put a little video on facebook)

Life Lately...

...a day at the park...

...cozying up in front of the t.v....

A Warm Day...

...Calls for a walk around the neighborhood! Because one day it is a blizzard outside and one day it is sunshine in Utah, you really have to take advantage of the good weather while you can. Last week we were fortunate enough to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We have all been getting a little cabin fever lately and are SO excited for the Spring, which is sure to bring many more of these...

(isn't he hot!?!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I just love this little girl! She has been such a bundle of energy lately. She walks and runs and plays, plays, plays all day long. The wiggle worm couldn't sit still through her uncle's sixth grade play so she spent the time in the hallway with her grandpa. He captured some of these precious moments...

And for all those who haven't heard, Eden is going in for surgery on Tuesday to get tubes put in her little eardrums! The procedure only takes about 15 minutes, but she will be under anesthesia. We are actually really excited and relieved that she will be cured of her pesky ear infections. Apparently they are affecting her hearing...we are told she hears as though she has ear plugs in. The tubes will immediately fix this and her speech will speed up dramatically. The fluid that is stuck in her ears can also affect her balance so maybe she'll be walking better than she already is! I hope everything goes smoothly and won't be too uncomfortable for the little duffer. I'm just soooo happy to be getting this taken care of once and for all!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Princess

On February 24th we celebrated Eden's first Birthday!! I can't believe it has already been a year since this perfect, beautiful little bundle of pure joy came into our lives. Her birth is one the most memorable experiences of my life. I can still remember perfectly my feelings when I first held her in my arms. She was so little and so perfect and I loved her so much. It still amazes me that she is mine. I feel so humbled and blessed to be her mommy. I am grateful that I have been able to spend all my days with Eden, watching her grow and learn, being able to get to know her little personality, and also learning about myself and the mother I want to be.

Here's our little princess in her birthday outfit!

Things We LOVE about EDEN NOEL...

She looks like her Daddy
Her HUGE smile when we walk in the room
The curls in the back of her hair
Her fake laugh
She has her Mommy's hands
Her jibber jabber
Her bed head when she wakes up
Watching her sit with a book, turning the pages and reading to herself
That she points to every picture and says, "Daddy!"
She would eat cuties all day long if we let her
She's always, always moving
She LOVES her green, stuffed animal "Mr. Monkey" and squeals whenever she sees him.
She dances whenever music comes on or when we say, "dance, dance"
Her beautiful blue eyes
Her strong, determined personality
Those strong, skinny legs of hers
Her big bear hugs and slobbery kisses...

We love you Eden.