Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!

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

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just a quick update!

Thank you all for stopping in. We just wanted to update you all and tell you that Madelyn is doing great. Last week she had strep throat again...5th time in 4 months. Needless to say, our new pediatrician, Dr. Haile, who Madelyn absolutely LOVES, thinks that she may be a carrier for strep. We have to go next Thursday to get her last 2 immunizations and to have her tested to see if she is a carrier. If she is, we will need to decide whether to have her tonsils out or not. We had our ckup at the clinic on Tuesday. They said that she is growing like crazy and looks great. The physical went well, Dr. Pirich said she didn't feel anything abnormal. Her lymph nodes were a little swollen, but that goes along w/the strep from last week. We go back in June for a ckup and then again in August. Her next MRI is scheduled for August and if that all comes back clear they said we may just follow VMA/HVA and not do MRI's. We will find out the results of this weeks VMA/HVA in a week or so. I will update then. We are all anxiously preparing for my brother's wedding in July and can't wait. I ordered Madelyn's flower girl dress the other day and can't wait to see her in it.

Madelyn has definitely come into her own. She is opinionated and doesn't waste a second on telling you what she thinks and how she feels. It is so amazing to watch her grow and yes, frustrating at times. I actually find myself arguing, bar taring and trying to reason w/a 2 year old all the time! She is doing great w/potty training. We wear our Princess/Dora panties at home and b/c she gets distracted at school she wears a pull-up, but we are working on that.
Other than that life is great and we are thankful everyday for our healthy little Madelyn Grace. I am planning on taking her to Disney on Ice at the end of this month and then her dance recital is on 5/9. I will definitely post those pictures!

Thank you so much for checking in. I will try to do better at updating more often.

All our love,
The Bell Family


Jennifer said...

We miss seeing you all! We need to get together for a visit soon. Way to go, Mady, on your potty training! Love, Jennifer, Haley, Kendall, and Kevin

brandybarnard said...

hi Madelyn bells
how are you
i hope you say in NED
the cancer in cure hope

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