Friday, October 16, 2009

Post Open House Update

You people are awesome. Thank you so much to all of you who came to meet Lydia. One of our nurses, Janice, said that Lydia does so well because she knows how loved she is and yesterday was an incredible testament to how loved one little girl can be. I wish there was more to say than thank you, but there’s nothing else to say. So, thank you.

Thanks also to everyone who wanted to come but didn’t because of sickness. We really appreciate you honoring our attempt to keep Lydia as healthy as possible.

Special thanks to our family and friends who did lots of preparing for everyone to come.

Oh hey, it SNOWED last night! What in the world was that? You all are doubly awesome for trekking out in freakish weather.

She’s had a few episodes today where her oxygen dropped, but she’s still hanging in and we are too.

Thank you again and again - even if you didn’t come, thank you for your love and prayers. We’re constantly amazed and overwhelmed by the support from our various communities...and the communities of the people in our communities. Yeah. Figure that one out.

We didn’t really take pictures of the open house, because I’m the picture taker and I had a super-cute baby to hold. But, here are pictures of Lydia in her party dress!

This is how she was almost the entire open house.

This is how she was the entire car ride home.

Pretty party dress!

There were tights and a petticoat involved.

Of course, she was wide awake as soon as I put her in her pajamas.


  1. I love reading about your Lydia, she is just precious!!

  2. What a sweet baby girl. I'm glad you both enjoyed your party for her.

  3. She is just too cute. My goodness! Those tights were perfect. And a petticoat! I dreamed of putting cute stuff like that on my girls. Adorable. FYI while it was snowing in CT it was 98 degrees here in CA. I know I know, tough life out here. The beach and the sun make it so hard! I love you guys and I am praying for a miracle. I hope you get more days than you bargain for. These babies have a way of surprising us.

  4. yay! SO great to meet Lydia and tell her in person how much we love her and are praying for her! thanks for letting us come! she is so sweet! (and so are you guys! heehee!) love you!

  5. She is so adorable, Jen, and you have the cutest outfits for her! It's clear that she knows how loved she is. I'm glad the open house went well.
    All my love,

  6. I'm so glad her party went well! She is so adorable:) Sweet little girl!

    Love Amy

  7. Oh it sounds like her party was just beautiful, I am so glad you were able to introduce her to your family and friends who hadn't yet seen her. Her outfit was so adorable, every little lady needs tights and a petticoat!
    Your nurse is right... Lydia knows how much her parents, family and friends love her.