Family Friday

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I thought it was time for an update on sweet little Eliza.  So many of you have left caring messages regarding Eliza.  She's doing so well right now and I want to share the good news.
 This is my daughter, Whitney, with Eliza and Allison at the park. 
 Eliza is now 3 1/2 months and making great progress.  The pediatric cardiologist informed my daughter and son-in-law that one of the little holes in her heart is closing by itself.  They have delayed heart surgery for at least another year or longer at this point.  Since placing the g-tube in her stomach Eliza has steadily gained weight and now is over 12 lbs.  She's ahead of expected motor milestones as well.  She loves to be held but likes to play on her back pulling on toys and grabbing objects.  She's a happy, sweet natured baby.  She sleeps mostly through the night but the daytime  infusions keep my daughter very busy.  Allison is a great big sister and has adapted to sharing Whitney quite well.  I'm so proud of my daughter and how well she has done as a mom of a busy 2 year old and a baby with extra needs.  Eliza has been born into a very loving family with great support on both sides of the family. 

Again, I'm grateful for the suggestions, websites, and information given from many of you as well as the notes of encouragement and support.  We try not to worry about future issues that will crop-up but we enjoy Eliza each day.

-nanette
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43 comments

nettie said...

so sweet!

Dresden Quilter said...

Such a sweet, wonderful family. I am so glad to hear that Eliza is doing well.

Darlene said...

Beautiful girls! Thank you so much for sharing, Nanette.

verykerryberry said...

Can see that fire in her eyes- she's a tough cookie, you could see it form the start. All credit to your daughter x

AnnieO said...

Darling girls, all three of them! What a proud mama and grandmama you should be. So pleased to hear Eliza's heart is doing what it is supposed to and closing that hole--the same thing happened with my niece and she never required any surgery. She just turned 5 years old. Hope those infusions can end at some point. Thanks for the update and photos!

Brandie said...

They are all so cute!
What great news!
She looks like a sweet baby. I wish your family all the best!

•stephanie• said...

oh my goodness. eliza is absolutely adorable. {so are her sister and mama!} happy to hear she's doing so well.

jen duncan said...

awww. They are all so darling. Thanks for the good news. :-)

Cheryl said...

Such a great report and such sweet girls...all three!!!! ((hugs))

Penny from S.C. said...

She's such a beautiful baby. God gives us strenth we don't even know we have until we need it. Beautiful family. God Bless

lifeinredshoes said...

Answered prayers and tender mercies :)

Nedra said...

Oh, Nanette, thank you for the update. Eliza has grown so much and is quite the beauty, just like her mother and sister. (I still see a little Nanette whenever I see Allison). How wonderful that surgery can be delayed. Yes, the prayers of many have been answered!

Carolyn J. said...

Praise the Lord for the miracles of healing and medicine!
Thanks for the update!
Hugs to all!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Such a beautiful family. How good is that news about you little sweeties heart! She looks wonderful! and what a big sister Allison is, looks just like her Nana. Thanks for sharing the up-date.

Joy said...

What a gawjus family, your girls are so beautiful :o). Praying that dear little Eliza's health continues to improve.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Muddling Through said...

That's wisdom, Nanette. Each day brings new challenges in everyone's life. But also new joys and beauties. It's best to live in today. The present.

Those are three gorgeous girls! I don't blame you for being proud of them all. I know you are one of the big blessings in their lives.

Lynn said...

Best blog post ever!!! Better even than peeking at your fabric stash!!
Both your granddaughters are adorable.

Lurline said...

Oh Nanette - I have been unaware of little upsets in your family and I feel so upset about this. My blessings go out to you all, such love and courage - your daughter and her little ones are just so very beautiful - may the future hold lots of progress ad happiness.
With love - Lurline.

Shari said...

Wonderful to see all your lovely girls. Sweet Eliza and Allison will be great friends. It's fantastic how modern medicine works, but we know that God has it all in hand to His purpose. God bless you and your family Nanette.

Cynthia said...

Eliza is an adorable little baby! You sure are blessed to have such a wonderful family :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy to see my pretty twitter pal there with her two beautiful daughters!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, sweet girls. Eliza looks like she is growing like a weed. She looks very healthy and very cute.

Sandi said...

So happy to read that things are going well. Little Eliza is such a little sweetie. I love the photo of mom, Whitney, holding Eliza and a happy Allison standing beside her. Little Allison's loving gesture to place her hand on Eliza quickly brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet big sister she is!

KatieQ said...

Thanks for sharing the photo of your 3 beautiful girls. I'm happy to hear that Eliza's health outlook is improving.

Josie Passell said...

Thank you for the update on Eliza and the rest of your family, wonderful photos and good news about Eliza's health.

Sherri said...

They are so precious...good to hear that everyone is doing really well!

Lauren said...

These photos are just adorable. Such wonderful news that Eliza is doing so well.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

My prayers are with this precious child of God. She is blessed to have you as family, Nanette...

Thimbleanna said...

Great photos Nanette -- thanks for the update. Cute little Eliza sure looks very healthy!

pratima said...

So good to know Eliza is doing well... Beautiful pictures!
Thank you, Nanette for writing to let us know about Eliza!
Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

Barbie Jo said...

Darling family, so happy to hear wonderful news!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

She's a little angel! How wonderful to read she is doing so well! :o)

Momoo said...

Left a comment last week but it looks like it didn't show up.
Your grandbabies are adorable. Good to hear that Eliza is doing well. Allison is such a good big sister.

Cecelia said...

How precious is your granddaughter! You are a amazing Grandmother and your daughter is also!
What a sweet, sweet family!

Barbara said...

They're all beautiful - glad to hear the good news!

Sharleen said...

Thanks for the update! Glad to hear things are on an uphill swing. The pictures are wonderful. Eliza is so beautiful!

Jen in NY said...

Hi Nanette! I am so glad to hear the good news about Eliza. Her mama and sister look so proud. :-) Love the pictures. xo Jen

Jackie said...

Nanette, that is fantastic news!! So glad to hear and see that she is doing so well. What a relief for everyone. I am sure as she continues to grow she will get stronger and will be ready when surgery becomes imminent. Continuing to send my thoughts and prayers to this cute little girl and her family.

Elizabeth said...

Such beautiful girls! I am so glad Eliza and family are doing well.

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

Prayers are clearly at work.

Mary

Sherry said...

Oh Nanette - such beautiful pics & such great news! My prayers continue for your sweet family,

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

I'm enjoying catching up on your blog this evening. So much loveliness! But the most lovely thing of all is precious Eliza!! Allison is a big sister?! Wow, time surely flies. Congratulations to you all. Hope you're having a wonderful summer, with lots of precious baby snuggles. xo

Cardygirl said...

What beautiful pics ...lovely to see Eliza doing so well!