Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nayeli's First DR's Appointment

Nayeli put on her "Im a princess" gameface before we even arrived for her check up!

Nayeli kept her gameface, even durng her exam.

Nayeli was then tired from faking her annoyance with being poked and still, slept in Liz's arms.

Today, Nayeli had her first Dr's appointment, back at Kaiser. We all met her new Pediatrician and liked him. The DR checked Nayeli's post surgery scars and thought everything looks great. He also did an overall exam of her and noted nothing of concern. The DR said Nayeli's primary DR at UCSF called him and updated him on everything Nayeli has been through. Not a surprise, as Nayeli's DR is very detailed oriented.

Nayeli is 21.5 inches and weighs 8 pounds and 4 ounces. This is up from her birth weight of 6 pounds and 15 ounces and shows Nayeli is eating well, gaining weight, and growing overall.

After Nayeli's DR. appt, we went and Visited DR "M" and his wonderful crew of Nurses. DR "M" was our DR before Nayeli was born and was very emotially attached to our situation. DR "M" is also a great DR, as well as all of his staff members. They were all very happy and pleased to meet princess Nayeli in person. It was an emotional moment for all of us. Nayeli was a total princess throughout the DR appt and when we went to visit DR "M" and his staff members. We were both baffled by this fake "I'm a princess who never crys" attitude displayed by Nayeli. We both know Nayeli will be a handfull as she grows. Shane is already plotting his workout and has started shadow boxing in preparation of defending our daughter. As any hockey player would say, we hope he doesnt have to "drop the gloves" when Nayeli's first boyfriend comes over.

DR "M" and his crew! After much persuasion, DR "M" got to hold Nayeli, even though her head is sideways.....hahahahaha....Nayeli told us she put her head sideways so Daddy could be in the picture!

As usual, we thank everyone for following princess Nayeli and our journey. Please keep the positive thoughts, prayers, and nice comments coming.


Elizabeth said...

Wonderful post - glad she is doing so well and you all are inspiring others. Know that they next time they see someone diagnoised with having a CDH baby - you all will come to mind. Giving hope.

Miss Nayeli definately is going to be a handfull!

With thoughts and prayers,

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

I am so glad that you all are doing well, even Max!!! It is amazing what you learn not to take for granted, I wish every parent knew that. Well, my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all.


Maxton's Parents said...

Nayeli is just so beautiful! I am so glad that you all are doing well and that Nayeli is growing. She looks so peaceful. :-)

Sonya Wilson said...

I never stop being amazed! And Nayeli seems to get more adorable in every picture!!!
You look like you are settling into parenthood very well!

Alex & Ingrid Houchin said...

Hi Liz and Shane,

What a beautiful baby Nayeli is. So glad to see that she is doing well and putting on weight. Her recovery and improvement has been amazing; we're all so proud of her.
Liz, love the mommy look on your face when you are holding her.
All the best and continue to the good work.

Ingrid, Alex & Alina

Anonymous said...

So amazing! I'm glad that her appointment went well. I am just so very thrilled for you guys!!!

-Megan, John Michael's mommy

Anonymous said...

Sounds like she is growing well. Dr.Maier was the specialist we saw for both of our boys !! We think he is great too....Nayeli has been in good hands :)
-Jenn Ray

Gail said...

What a little miracle...so glad she is doing well. We will be expecting great things from Nayeli as time goes on. She will definitely show everyone why God chose to have her remain here..I know He has wonderful things in store for you all. Love and continued prayers fro a long, beautiful, healthy life, Gail

Fer said...

I'm glad she's doing great! WTG sweet princess!

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Anonymous said...

that is just so great! she just gave hope to all those who come behind her!! keep up the great work! prayers to all of you guys!

Marion said...

My little one was diagnosed on October 23rd with CDH. Nayeli story has really given me hope.