Friday, June 6, 2008

She did it!!

Last night Julianne finally rolled over! She was on her tummy and rolled (in slow motion) to her back! I was so excited. Of course there haven't been any further attemps to complete that trick again. :)

The night before last Julianne had A LOT to tell her daddy after he got home from work! I guess she'd had a big day. Check out the video:

We think Julianne really should audition for the part of the Michelin Man (or baby, I guess). This girl has some serious rolls! Here she is all stretched out.

Julianne had her Ophthalmologist appointment today. It went really well and everyone loved her. She's always giving away smiles. :) Julianne even had to have her pupils dilated. They held her eyes open and sprayed them with a spray that dilated the pupils. They couldn't believe that she didn't cry. She just squeezed her eyes tightly shut, blinked a bunch of times and then flashed a big, two-toothed smile. I told them Julianne was a tough girl. The results of the exam were great! Everything basically checked out normal. This is great news as her stroke had the potential to affect her vision. They didn't see any damage to the optic nerve, she's moving her eyes together, she tracks things well, looks in all directions and is very attentive. The doctor did see some astigmatism. She said this is fairly normal for babies. Usually they'll see either some farsightedness or some astigmatism. She said this will change as her eyes grow with her body. The doctor told me that all babies should have their first eye exam between 6 and 12 months! I had no idea! She said the next time they should be seen is at 3 years old. However, she'd like to see Julianne back in 8 months to make sure that all is well with the astigmatism that she saw today. She did say that, more than likely, Julianne will end up nearsighted as she comes from two nearsighted parents. :)

Thanks so much for checking in on Julianne and, as always, thank you for the prayers. :)


Desiree said...

Christian and I watched this video this morning and he freaked out! He heard it from the living room and came running into the kitchen BABY!BABY! Then he stood infront of the computer and said "Julianne" LOL It was cute! I hope that all is well!
Love Desi & Christian!

Jason, Denyse & Hannah said...

Wonderful! We are so glad that Julianne's appt went so well. It is always great to get such good news! She is just too cute and too sweet, like her parents. Her parents are always smiling so I imagine she'll be just like them. Keep smiling and she will too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful video; she is so precious! I am happy that she had a good eye exam. Take care.

Love Aunt Sarah

Scott, Rebecca, Wyatt & Annabelle Butcher said...

What a talker!!! Man, y'all are going to have your hands full when she's 16 and wants to use the phone! LOVE the video...she is such a doll!
Y'all stay in our prayers...such a joy watching her grow.
Heart hugs~ Rebecca

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to hear that her eye appointment went so well! She is so cute and I love the rolls-just want to pinch them. Emma Kate has her share now also!! I'm sure that she was proud and surprised to roll over. What amazing things they do and what an amazing GOD that allows us to share in these precious moments!!

God bless and you remain in my prayers,
M White

Anonymous said...

Loved the picture with all the rolls!!! She's such a cutie pie. We're glad to hear her eye exam went well.

Keep up the good work, Julianne!!!


A. Stac

Drew Caperton said...

Love this video. It's so great to see her progressing.

At the end of the video, it sounds like Julianne says, "huh?" It made me and my co-workers smile.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunatly couldn't view the video but I was happy to see the real live Julianne this past weekend.

She is sooo cute and happy from from her dimpled cheeks to her little chubby feets;)!!

I just saw on the last blog how pretty she is in her little spring dress made by her very own seamstress her cousin Ashlynn.

I am happy to hear that her eyes are in good shape after all she has been through!!

Thank you God for your continued blessings showered down on Julianne,Jessica and Kent.

Love Aunt\Great Aunt Suzette

Anonymous said...

Oh my Goodness!!!!
that video is sooooo cute, and hilarious!!!
I'm here at Stacey and Jeremy's and we were all three watching it and crack'n up!!! i cannot get over how talkative she is!!! i love it!!!
Glad i got to see ya'll the other day!!
thanks again for hosting me!!!
I love and miss ya'll bunches!!!
<3 Kirstin

Anonymous said...

Wow! She is so precious and verbal!!! Just wait until all that is english! Thanks for sharing her with us. I was so sorry we missed ya"ll at Plains a few weeks ago. I can't wait to meet Miss Julianne in person! We continue to pray for her and the both of you.
Love In Christ,
A. Franklin

shelly said...

Hello! I found your blog on another blog that I visit often. I was surprised to find someone from Louisiana. Your daughter Julianne is absolutly beautiful. I am also from Louisiana, I live in Eunice which is about 45 minutes northwest from Lafayette. My son is 5 months old and was diagnosed with hypoplastic right heart while I was preganant. His glenn is scheduled for June 19 at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston. We have not created a blog yet, but we do have a carepage.The name is tannerfrancois.

Jen said...

I wish I could get some of those pounds on Giac who is at 3 1/2 years old just 27 pounds! Maybe she could spare him a thigh or so??