Last Friday marked the 2 month mark before Harper's surgery. Her surgery is scheduled for Jan. 4th and it's never too soon to ask for prayers, thoughts, and wishes.
This weekend is a big weekend. Harper's baptism is Sunday. Some of you will think we are branching out by having a baptism. Andy and I were married in a restaurant by a friend. We are not a religious couple and didn't feel that it was "right" to get married in a Catholic church. We didn't want to pretend to be religious just for one day. But we were both raised Catholic and we have each had a baptism, communion etc. and we have both grown. Even though I may not fully agree with some aspects of Catholicism I still need/want Harper to start off on the right side and she can make her decision about her own religion when she is older. And, I would like the big man (or woman) upstairs to be on our side during Harper's surgery.
this may be my favorite picture ever
Don't fret, Harper also has a super sweet outfit for her baptism that I promise to share!
This week wasn't a week where I thought about Down syndrome much. And honestly, I've been trying to block out her heart surgery. I know it's imminent and I'll have to think about it sooner or later but I can't dwell on it. I have to work, eat, and sleep. And it's difficult to do any of that when your mind is twisting and turning about surgery. So, I avoid it until 4:00 am comes around and I can't fall back asleep. That's when I think, pray (some of you shocked!?), and talk my way into a positive scenario. A blogger friend told me that Harper is telling me not to worry because everyday she is growing bigger and stronger. And my oh my is this girlfriend growing! She's 8 pounds!
This weekend is about celebrating our little sassy pants. But today is about cleaning and organizing for tomorrow!