Reincarnated As A Mother

Friday, December 30, 2016

Food Obsessed

You know how each anniversary has its designation:  gold, paper etc.
This birthday, clearly is the food birthday.
Don't believe me?
Let's see, I started the morning off with Reese surprising us all with
homemade Blueberry Pancakes.
She had forgotten that two of my girlfriends were taking me out for
 The afternoon was gobbled up (like that food reference?)
with taking the pups to the vet for follow-ups, a
shopping spree at the grocery store (more food)
and then dinner out with my 98-year-old grandmother...
 my sweet mother-in-law...
 and my wonderful parents.
Byron and the kids came too.
I don't know how we missed getting pictures of them.
But trust me, I need to be rolled up the stairs and into bed.
I'm stuffed.
Oh, and feeling well loved.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes.
I have the best group of friends.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The "Sorta" Test Results

I've had so many of you ask if we got the results from Kean's
testing on his seizures.
Well, kinda.
We don't meet with the Neurologist for a few more weeks
but Kean's pediatrician called on Friday to say while he hasn't
gotten the official report, he did not see anything scary.
However,  (and geez, doesn't there always have to be a however with 
this kid), the sleep study showed his heart stopped several times
during the night for short durations (over 2 seconds is all I know).
So guess what?!?!
We now get to add another new doctor to our stable.
Lucky us.
We are hoping it is no big deal.  But for a kid
with his health history, we don't get to skate.
Kean's new Cardiologist ordered a heart monitor harness
for 24 hours- Monday onto Tuesday.
That's Nicholle, Kean's therapist helping
me hold him down so the technician can
put the sensors in the right spots.
 Surprisingly, it wasn't too much of a battle.
And he didn't fight it quite as much as I expected
at home.
The night was a bit rough (he woke up several times
to tell me "off").
But we completed the test without having to re-attach
any of the sensors.  So that's definitely a win-win
in my book.
We turned it all back into the hospital yesterday.
And now we all wait.
We see his new Cardiologist on January 12th.
Stay tuned.
The fun sure never ends, does it!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

As Good As It Gets

I have long since given up trying to get Christmas Cards out in the mail.
(Thank you to all of you who do send them to us, we LOVE them).
Our cute neighbor cornered us into taking a few "snaps" one Sunday afternoon in our yard.
So this will have to do for our holiday greetings.
Happy holidays.  How grateful we are for each of you,
for your examples of kindness, goodness and friendship.
And how thankful we are for a Savior who loves
us unconditionally.
May 2017 bring health and happiness to all of us.