Just a quick update on how our summer is going! We are doing well. It has just started getting really hot here in Denver so I (Lauren) have been trying to go on walks in the morning or later in the day with Audrey. I’m still home with her and we are having fun, playing, reading, walking, going for walks and play dates with friends. I am looking for a part-time job right now, preferably one that allows me to bring Audrey. I have been interviewing for a few nanny jobs and just last week I found a potential fit but I’m not positive yet.
Will has been working a lot, finishing up school and doing some cool things with our church. He is co-teaching with another guy a 5 week class on the book of Revelation and Art. The class just started last week and I think will be meeting at our house once a week. Will is also continuing to work on becoming a deacon in the Anglican church.
We are looking forward to seeing family in Dallas for a weekend! Audrey hasn’t met one set of my grandparents or any of my aunts and uncles and some cousins in Texas and Will’s grandparents and Aunt and cousin and brother and sister in law. We won’t see everyone but Audrey will get to meet two more sets of great-grandparents and my aunt and uncle and maybe more! And of course we will see both Will and I’s parents. We found really cheap tickets to Dallas from Denver so we got them on a whim! That’s definitely the hardest part of living in Denver… being so far from family!
Audrey’s recovery has gone really well. The first 2 weeks post surgery were the worst but things got slowly better. Once I took gluten out of my diet about a month ago, she stopped throwing up completely! She has an angioplasty scheduled August 15 but we are told she will only need to stay at the hospital for 24 hours. Then that same weekend she is getting baptized at our church.. so we are looking forward to that! We are really hoping and praying the angioplasty is all Audrey needs and that she won’t need any other procedures or surgeries.
Audrey is growing and continues to be so sweet, calm and amazing. She has started to roll over a little (just on one side) and just this morning she sat up a few times for a few seconds! She likes her play mat and playing with toys, she loves her Sophie Giraffe and her plastic rings to chew on, she loves being outside and going for walks and she loves smiling and giggling. She also seems comfortable with other people holding her which I guess is a plus! We love her so much! I’m trying to withhold putting up new pictures on facebook every day… but it’s hard because she’s just so cute!