Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 28, 2008

10 years/Got Milk?

Well, Scott and I went to my 10 year reunion. We had a lot of fun! It was nice to have a few hours away....I got to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a while! My how everyone changes!!
I found it strange that people I haven't talked to in years would be so forward. For example, in 3 separate instances acquaintances of mine would be on their way to the bar to get drinks. They would offer me a drink and then say "oh wait, aren't you breastfeeding?" Not to mention one was a guy!!! Who asks that? Weird!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Very Excited!!

Very excited about tomorrow!! First I will be heading to get a mani and pedi with a few of my peeps. Then, it is off to my 10 year high school reunion! Man, I'm old! I'll be sure to post some pics!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mommy's Favorite Picture...."Cat Nap"


Big Brother!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Welcome to Holland (aka The Beauty of Holland)
by Emily Perl Kingsley

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability -- to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this...When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip to Italy. You buy a bunch of guidebooks and make your wonderful vacation plans. The coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very, very exciting.After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The flight attendant comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland.""Holland?!?", you say." What do you mean, Holland? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy. ""But there's been a change in the flight plan. They landed in Holland and there you must stay." The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine, and disease. It's just a different place.So you must go out and buy new guidebooks. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for awhile and you catch your breath, you look around, and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills. Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy, and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say, 'Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned.'And the pain of that will never, ever, ever go away, because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss.But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things about Holland.

(Thanks Rhonda!!)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Set Backs

Best Buddies

Just Being Nosey

Well, after being home not only a week, we are back in Indy at Riley Children's Hospital. Mason could barely hold down any feedings so they wanted us to bring him back for fear of dropping anymore weight. Yesterday morning he had surgery for Pyloric Stenosis. This is caused by the enlargment of a stomach muscle that doesn't allow food to go down as it should. So, we had that taken care of along with a G-tube inserted into his belly. This is an alternative feeding method instead of the NG tube in the the long run, much more comfortable for him. This may not take care of the reflux issue, so another surgery may be necessary, but there is no way of knowing at this point. Mason is still having trouble keeping down feedings, but that will happen until he heals a bit more. He is quite the little trooper. He sleeps alot. He had a rough night last night, but we expected that being just a few hours out of surgery. Hopefully all the feeding issues will be solved and we can come home soon. We really miss Reece, who my wonderful sisters have been watching over...bless their hearts! I seriously don't know what I would do without the support of my family and close friends. My family has gone above and beyond to help us in any way they possibly can. I am so grateful for them and I thank god everyday to have them in my life.

Above are some pictures of Mason before we left Riley's last week.