I never thought we'd celebrate a birthday in a hospital, let alone a birthday with just one girl. Today was a bitter sweet day. Esther asked about Zinnia several times through the day. Was she opening gifts? Was her cake good? What is her Lalaloopsie doll? She told every person she saw today that her cake has ballerina slippers and Zinnia's has a crown and a wand. She was mindful of her sister all day. Here are some snapshots of our day...
She got a phone call from a few of her friends first thing this morning. They sang Happy Birthday and asked if when Esther is better they could watch Tinkerbelle together. These friends used their own money to buy Esther these gifts, chapstick, a AWESOME 96 count of crayons and a giant pad of paper on which to color
Breakfast. Not coffee cake, although I'm pretty sure at least one Alvarado had cake for breakfast over at Brent's Place. Esther's appetite has dwindled to really nothing. She has lost about .7kg since checking in, that a little under two pounds. Last night she started partial IV nutrition to help make up some of the calories
Bathing beauty! Esther has to take a daily bath. Her Broviac site can't get wet and the best way to keep it dry is a common household material...Press & Seal plastic wrap.
She opened her presents....
And then tried them out. She'll need a hat for now, but in a couple months those ear muffs with compliment all of the hair in keeping her warm!
This Lalaloopsie dool is named "Dyna Might." She wears a cape and is ready to fly through the air with her awesome super hero goggles. Her personality is "speedy and brave." Dyna is the perfect choice for this brave girl.