is hard work, but it is the best work in the WORLD! But I do believe it takes a village to raise a child. God has richly blessed me with a large village. So many family, friends, church family, and co-workers have helped us in so many different ways; prayer, giving to adoption costs, throwing showers, cleaning house, yard work, meals, babysitting, encouraging words, prayer, organizing, copying, faxing, mailing, and the list goes on and on. I still haven't gotten all the thank you cards written (sorry about that, I am working on them as I can :) But thank you for EVERYTHING you have and are doing for us. We are deeply humbled and grateful.
Elena has had a good evening. She has been more smiley and happy. She has been drinking more from her special bottle and is now off of her IV medication. If she continues drinking at the pace we may get out of here sooner rather than later. :)
Ezra and Juliana came up for a visit this evening. Juliana was so happy and cooing so much. I'm pretty sure she is also just a little bit heavier than she was 2 days ago:) She is doing so well. The cardiologist said this week after examination and an EKG, chest X-Ray, and echocardiogram, that "that is a good looking surgery'. He was pleased with the results thus far. She still has elevated pressure in her lungs but still a big improvement from what it was. He said it just takes time. He is leaving her on oxygen and her medication for now, but thinks it won't be long.