Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bella is better!

Wahoo!  And she stayed out of the hospital the whole time!  Way to go my little strong one.

On Saturday we had our family picture finally taken.  Jason’s sister is a photographer.  Bella can’t go out and about, so the studio came to her.  Marissa brought her big lights and background and we were able to finally have a complete Turpin family picture taken – yeah!  Thank you Marissa!  I can’t wait to see how they all turned out.

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Sunday we had no day nurse.  She called in sick.  So we had the day (and Bella) to ourselves!  We are very thankful for the nurses and their care.  Jason and I are trained to take care of this little bug, but it is comforting to have a nurse here 24/7.   On the other hand, we have to admit that occasionally it’s wonderful to just be the 8 of us – no extra strangers sitting around listening to every word we say and asking questions.  We could not do this without them – make no mistake.  We need them.  Bella needs them.  But for those 12 hours, we were a family – and it was wonderful!

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Here is a little Bella for everyone to enjoy:

Notice her little hands working on the knots in her trach ties

Becca tickling Bella


Cammie Heflin said...

Oh she is soo cute! She looks wonderful! I can't wait to see those family pix too!

Lacey said...

You go girl, getting stronger every day. That first video of her chewing her tongue. Oh my gosh, she could be Jax twin. Besides they look so much alike, Jax chews on his tongue like that constantly.

My name is Sarah said...

Yea for Bella. You like so famous with the photo crew coming to you. How cute.

Shari said...

Bella: I haven't commented much on your blog, but I have been praying for you every day. I am so glad that you got to have your picture taken with your family. I can't wait to see them. You take care and have fun keeping everyone of their toes sweetie! :-)