03 May 2007

a year...

well...happy birthday to my dear little boy...


what a year it has been...
elisha david palladino
born may 3, 2006 at 1:57pm...really easy birth (although i felt like i was hit by a freight train)...happy, healthy boy. a dream!

he rolled over at 3 months, sat at 4months, started commando crawling at 5 months, up on all 4s at 6 months...he's now taking steps and saying words. in so many ways he's getting so big...

and then he's not.

as so many of you know, eli was diagnosed as "failure to thrive" 3 months ago when he stopped gaining weight. (or dramatically slowed - 1 ounce month doesn't count). so today we sang happy birthday and all went over to the hospital for a sweat test to see if he has cystic fibrosis. his lack of weight gain mixed with his bronchiolitis/pneumonia battles since october (although we have had one healthy month so far!) make our peds suspicious. i have a hard time believing he has the disease, but right now i'm in knots waiting the phone call with the results this afternoon. will let y'all know...

to add to the fun...as we are leaving the hospital, stella pukes in the trash can waiting for the elevator. yep. love it. i am so sick of sickness!!! i want health and wellness...she is on the couch with a bucket and some saltines right now. here's hoping.

here's a photo of her modeling my latest mamma made design for fall...we just did these photos last weekend...


alrighty...i'll post the results as soon as we know...in the mean time...pray pray pray...

2 comments:

rachel said...

beautiful pics! your kiddos are gorgeous! they've got some good ingredients to start with, tho...:)

my girl hazel said...

i am playing catch up on your blog because i've been out of town...oh my goodness. take heart. some children grow slower than others. for a while the peds. thought that August was a dwarf and started documenting his growth pattern because, well, he wasn't growing. i kept suggesting that August does not come from very tall stock...turns out...i was right. not a dwarf, just a short guy.
i'm so glad the results came back all clear for you guys. i'll keep you in my prayers.