Born May 25th, 2008
2:59 pm
6 pounds 13 ounces
Length 19 3/4 inches

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pics of Daddy and Kinley as Promised

This pic was taken last week just before the KU game. I almost didn't post the pics because I am still in shock that we are out of the tourney, but Kinley looked so cute in her little Jayhawk outfit, complete with bow, that I just had to post them. Kevin looked pretty good in KU attire also! (Even though he is an alumni of K-State, he still cheers for KU basketball, who can blame him?)

Here is Kinley's reaction when we explained that KU lost and is out of the tourney. Poor Kinley, she was heartbroken!

Kinley and Mom Wearing Turquoise

Here are a couple of pics of Kinley and I wearing our turquoise yesterday for CDH awareness day.
Mommy ready for a fun day (well actually night) at work.

A better pic of the turquoise.

Kevin was not left out of the fun either. He was wearing his turquoise ribbon, but someone had to take the pics. Next time we will get Kevin in the pics.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


My mom has been busy raising awareness for CDH all month. Her office chooses a charity each month to donate money to. Each person who donates money is then able to dress down on Fridays. My mom was able to convince her office to donate money to Breath of Hope this month in honor of CDH Awareness Day, March 31st. Thanks for all your help and support mom!

Here is the sign that was proudly displayed in her office

Here are the stickers that people wore when they dressed down

Here is my mom and her wonderful co-workers supporting CDH awareness

And this is a picture of my parents sporting their turquoise on CDH Awareness Day!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Surgery Follow-up Appt

Last Thursday Kinley had a follow-up visit with Dr. S, the surgeon who preformed her repair surgery last June. The appointment went really well and was very short. Basically Dr. S just looked at Kinley's belly, listened to her lungs and said she looked great. Initially Kevin and I were told that Kinley would need another surgery when she was around a year old to fix the hernia that was created when they did her repair. (When they brought the intestines that were in Kinley's chest down to her abdomen there was not quite enough room, and they were only able to close the outer layers of skin. The innermost layers still need to be closed.) Dr. S said that the hernia did not seem to be bothering Kinley and there was not much of a bulge in that area, so he would rather wait another year to do that surgery. His reasoning was that then Kinley would be a year bigger and stronger, and that was just fine with Kevin and I. Since the appointment was short and sweet we were able to go upstairs and visit our friends from the NICU. We were also able to go across the street and visit Aunt Kate and our friends at the Hyatt.

I should mention that while Kinley was in the NICU at Children's Mercy, the Hyatt was our home away from home. It was so nice to be able to bring Kinley over in person and say thanks for everything they did for us while she was in the hospital. It really made our lives easier to know that we had a place to stay so close to Kinley during that difficult time.