Monday, July 22, 2013

1 month

Well that was the fastest month ever. I don't even know how that happened, but Elle is 1 month old! She makes us all so happy! She is a great sleeper... usually having a 6 hour stretch during the night. So happy God saved her for our last baby. She really is perfect.

And just in case you were wondering... girls are super fun to dress ;)


Sweet little Elle. I love her more than anything, and wish I could just trade spots with her. I hate having to worry about my baby.

We went to Children's and had an appointment with Elle's cardiologist. What was originally thought to be a small hole actually is now classified as moderate. Elle has VSD (ventricular septal defect)... a congenital heart defect. It has a chance of closing up on it's own, but a lot of cases surgery is necessary. We go back in about a month to see if there have been any changes. If not, they'll probably schedule open heart surgery for our baby when she's around 3-4 months. For now she's on medication for her lungs. The hole in her heart allows extra fluid to flow to her lungs, and makes it harder for her to breathe, so this helps make her more comfortable. 
Just praying our little love gets a miracle and is healed.

Here is our precious girl. She was in such a good mood and so content there. Made me so happy!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Imperfectly Perfect

Our sweet baby Elle has a hole in her heart.

We took her to her doctor appointment when she was a couple days old, and her doctor asked if anyone had mentioned a heart murmur. This was the first we had heard of it. He sent us to have an echocardiogram done, and they found that she has a small hole in her heart causing the murmur. Scares you to death when you hear your baby has a heart problem. It could either be something that fixes itself in a matter of days or months, or something that could require open heart surgery. 
We are just praying it's something that heals soon and we can forget this ever existed.
We head to Children's Hospital (same one Parker was at for his first week of life) on Friday so she can meet her cardiologist. Hopefully we'll have more of an idea of what's going on after that appointment.

Please pray for our baby girl!

Baby Elle

Elle Taylor Loughran
June 14, 2013
1:22 am
8lbs 4oz
19 3/4" 

Our family is complete! So so in love with this perfect baby girl.