A Quick Update…

Its been a great couple of weeks here at the Lovell house! Zoe is settled in, Faith has turned into an awesome big sister, and John & I have finally gotten into somewhat of a groove with managing two kids. So far, here’s the latest on Zoe…

  • As Zoe has recovered from her back surgery, we’ve been able to stop cathing her. She’s making plenty (trust me when I say PLENTY ๐Ÿ™‚ ) of wet diapers on her own. When we go to our first Spina Bifida Clinic at Vanderbilt, we’ll learn more about her bladder function and whether we need to resume cathing.
  • We’ve gotten Zoe started in physical therapy. Since spina bifida almost always causes at least some lower extremity weakness/paralysis, we want to be aggressive with therapy to help give Zoe as much opportunity as possible. Currently she has great movement down to her ankles. She will be getting weekly PT as well as additional PT through Early Intervention. Basically, it’s like extra playtime for her ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Faith is going to be in our church’s annual children’s Christmas program! This is her first “event” & I can’t wait! Momma will be in the front row with her camera! Her one-year old class will be singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” & “Happy Birthday” to Jesus.
  • Faith & Zoe are now roomies! John & I had been taking shifts with Zoe, to make sure each of us is guaranteed some uninterrupted sleep. Zoe, however, is an awesome sleeper, so last night we put both girls together for the first time. It went great! Let’s hope they keep it up!
  • The four of us also attended our first Spina Bifida Playgroup this past weekend. These playgroups are hosted by the Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky and are held all across the state routinely. This was the first one in our area, and we had several families attend from surrounding counties as well as one expecting couple from Nashville. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents & kids with spina bifida, share information & resources, & have a great time! Faith LOVED it, and I’m assuming Zoe did too…she slept through most of it!

That’s about it for life at the Lovells’ currently! We have our first Spina Bifida Clinic in one week, so we’d appreciate prayers for Zoe (and us!) as it will be a long day seeing a lot of people getting a ton of information. Oh,& Christmas is about to begin at our house too! This year I am pumped about celebrating with our new family of four, so I’m currently trying to persuade John to bust out the Christmas decorations a little earlier! We’ll see who wins ๐Ÿ˜‰

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