Katelyn is ONE!

What a year!

Katelyn turned one on Saturday. We celebrated her wild year with a zebra party. She had a blast, she pigged out on hotdogs and cheetos… and of course cupcakes!

This morning we had her one year check up. She is 19.3 pounds and 29 inches tall. She is as healthy as can be, and she’s hitting all her milestones right on target! She’s crawling around all over the place, faster than we can catch up to her sometimes. She loves to walk holding our hands, along the furniture or while pushing her toys or a laundry basket across the house. She says mama, dada, and bubba, and if she’s feeling really talkative she will say ball and dog. I hate to admit it (haha) but Dada was her first word, I think she said it before mama just to tease me!

We make a trip to Houston in May for her appointment with the transplant team. Then again in July, and hopefully after that we will be able to space the trips further apart. I cannot believe in less than three months she will be one year post surgery!

Along with her pediatrician appointments and her transplant check ups, we are now throwing in some visits to the ENT! This girl has us busy!!! She started experiencing chronic ear infections beginning the first of February, they were just awful. As soon as one would clear up, another would start just days after the antibiotics. We were admitted to Children’s here in Dallas two seperate times for them, before her getting tubes mid- March. She must have stubborn ears because she has even had an infection since the tubes were placed. Overall, she is doing much better though, thank God!

I will update after our checkup with Houston, as always, we are anticipating only good news!! Thank you all for keeping up with Katelyn this year, she has come such a long way and we are so blessed to have so many people care about her!

Birthday lunch. Yummy!


Riding her zebra in her birthday outfit.

Opening presents 🙂

Here’s a few from Easter:






About katelynsmarathon

Our blog follows the journey of our sweet baby girl, Katelyn Mae. She was born April 14, 2011. At 5 weeks old she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and we were informed she would need a heart transplant. We were transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. On Sunday, July 3rd we received the life changing call that a heart was available for our princess. Katelyn is absolutely thriving with her new heart and we are eternally thankful for the miracle workers we call her doctors, and the donor family that gave the gift of life to our Kate.
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4 Responses to Katelyn is ONE!

  1. Janet says:

    God is Good! Happy Birthday sweet Katelyn!

  2. Angie Tidwell says:

    Sweet little Katelyn is 1!! God is Good, All the Time!! Blessings to All!!

  3. sherry allison says:

    Happy Birthday sweet Katelyn. You are such a precious one. May this be the beginning of many wonderful birthdays.

  4. valerie melton says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE PRINCESS- You really are a gift from God , we ware so pleased with your progress. I hope you have a wonderful and fun day, the world loves you little miss Katelyn, God bless you

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