Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holy Shrinking Omphalocele Batman!

**Warning: Omphalocele Pictures Below**

I hope everyone is having a very merry holiday season! The festivities have begun in the Meabon household.

On Friday, Harper attended her Honey's Bible Study Christmas Party. These fabulous women have been prayer warriors for Harper since early in my pregnancy and it was such a pleasure to have Harper meet them.

This weekend, Harper had her first slumber party at Grandy and Honey's house. My dinner club has a progressive dinner party each year and our house was appetizers and dinner. Harper didn't want to stick around for all of that boring adult stuff so she packed her bags and headed out for the night. She had a brief 15 minute meltdown but otherwise did great. She slept like a champ for her grandparents and woke up giggling and happy. I'll try to post pictures from the progressive dinner...well, at least the ones from the beginning of the night. I'll save some embarrassment to everyone and Dance Party USA might not make it on the blog!

I should be taking more pictures but we have a slew of holiday festive wear in Harper's closet. We've been switching into different Christmas gear every day - here's Harper modeling some of her sparkle wear.


Yesterday we had a Christmas play date with two of Harper's best friends, Field and Anabelle, and her new friends McClain and Hudson. Unfortunately, McClain was napped out when we got the group photo together and Hudson isn't set to arrive until next week. That's okay though - the group is headed to see Santa on Thursday so hopefully we'll get another group shot then...well, minus Hudson.



Field was into that bow. But then again, that's what I get for making my daughter a bow head.

I wanted to share one of my best Christmas presents this year - a shrinking omphalocele! Look at the size of that sucker! It started at about the size of a grapefruit and now looks about like a kiwi. The pretty new skin is showing through and the only original scab is the dark area which was her umbilical cord. This is hanging on by a thread and should fall off any day now. I'm one proud mama!






We have lots of visitors coming for the holidays over the next two weeks but we'll miss Uncle Brentie who is headed to Bali tomorrow for the holidays. I hope he brings us back a suntan - we'll miss you Brent!

12 comments:

Pam said...

O my gosh it's a miracle! It's an answered prayer, Yes it's all of them and a healthy big girl Harper. Praise God!

Elisabeth said...

so awesome Harper's omphalocele is vanishing!
Love her holiday gear!

Susan Gee said...

Smart doctors, wise parents, and lots of prayer=shrinking omphalocele!!! What a Christmas blessing!!

Lisa Johnson said...

The O looks amazing!! Way to go, Meabons! And Dr. Cass! I am so glad Harper and Field have had so much "play" time. He loves getting together with your sweet girl. She is very special to us and so are you and Jared. Thanks for not posting pics from the Dance Party 2010 - yikes! :) The party was a blast and you and Jared did a wonderful job hosting. It was one of the parties that was so fun I wish we could do it all over again!

Kristin said...

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! What an answer to prayer for that O to shrink down so much so soon! How exciting.

Tootle Family said...

OHHHHHH my gosh! It looks fantastic. the whole process is amazing to me. I think a lot of it is to do with the excellent care you two gave her.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Megan Holder said...

Brooke! I can't even believe how much smaller the O is than the last time you posted photos showing it. This is such great news....

brookes said...

Her O looks AMAZING!!! Good job, parents! I am completely impressed.

Kathryn said...

Yay Harps, look at that shrinking O!! We are so proud of you and your incredible parents! Anabelle had so much fun playing with you, y'all are such dear friends! Thank you for being so good for Honey and Grandy so your mommy and daddy could enjoy some holiday fun with their friends! They did a wonderful job hosting and a VERY good time was had by all! Much love!

stephanie said...

The O looks GREAT! good work Harper, Brooke and Jared! So glad you guys are having a fun holiday season and seeing so much progress with the O. I look forward to the day when you are posting pics of Harps and her b.f. wearing matching Christmas outfits.

Nancy said...

Wow, Brooke! That O looks great! You are awesome. Keep up the good work! Merry Christmas to you + your precious family!
Much love
Nancy

L-Boogie said...

Awww, Brooke! She looks amazing!!! As a sidenote, do they make that red-sequin-bow outfit in my size?!?!? :-)