Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!

Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!
Maddy has officially become a big sister!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Anticipating 6 month follow up MRI!

HAPPY EASTER!!! We had a wonderful Easter. We went to church this morning and then to Cracker Barrell for brunch. After we ate, neither Maddy or Mimi made it home before they fell asleep in the car. So we all came home and took a 2 hour nap and then woke up and fixed dinner. Our good friend Charles came over for dinner and my mother-in-law. It was very nice. We have discovered Maddy's pure love for ham, man she eats it up!!

Well, we were scheduled for 3/13 for our 6 month follow up MRI, but we postponed it due to Madelyn was sick w/a cold an ear infection and we weren't comfortable putting her under sedation when she was congested and wheezy. So we are scheduled for 4/3 at 12:30. We are preparing ourselves for it again. Emotionally, it truly takes me about 2 weeks to prepare myself for the sedation and anticipating the results. We did have our checkup last week and they said everything feels fine. Exams are much harder now, Madelyn does not like anything about them. She screams when the touch her w/a blood pressure cuff, thermometer or even their hands to examine her. We don't go as often as we used to so, she just doesn't like it anymore...I really can't blame her. She's been through enough exams and hospital visits to last a lifetime of a normal child.

My brother and Liz came down last week for a visit. Madelyn can say very clearly, Liz & Ronnie now. It was a great visit! We went to parks and the St. Pat's Day parade downtown. It was a WONDERFUL. We are possibly going to NY in May. We have tried to keep it to a maximum of 2 months between visits.

Mom is doing ok. We are all still trying to cope w/the loss of my father. Sometimes it doesn't seem real and other times it seems too real! We will be ok, time will make it easier I hope.

I have posted some new pictures on the slideshow so, please be sure to check them out.

Well, we will post the results of the MRI as soon as we get them. Let's pray for clean scans and great results!

Happy Easter,
The Bell's


Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

Maddy is getting so big. I can't believe it. Time sure does fly by. I am glad to hear she is doing so well. I loved all the pictures of her. Take care and hopefully we will see you when you come to visit Ron and Liz. Miss you bunches, take care and give Maddy a kiss for us. Love you all,

Cheryl & Tim

Jessica said...

So glad to hear Madelyn is doing well. I've been wondering about her scans, so I will be praying for April 3! We think about you all often.
the Bells