Monday, April 18, 2011

Love that Quaker man!

Every morning Alex eats a bowl full of cream of wheat. There are yummy flavors and its a quick breakfast. That is key! This weekend I had run out of cream of wheat so I went to the next best thing........oatmeal. Not as quick, but giving Alex drinks in between every few bites really helped, and when the bowl was empty, his glass was half empty. After doing the math I found that if Alex drinks half (4oz) a glass at all 4 meals we don't, I repeat DON'T have to tube him during the day at ALL......Just in the morning for meds, and at night for meds......We just went from 5 tubing sessions to two. Just like that. Just because this Quaker man said so. I love that Quaker man. We are now just 300 cc's from being tube free! A week ago it was 740cc's.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

When I grow up.

When I was 12 I wanted to be an FBI agent. Somewhere between boyfriends, heartbreak, and immaturity (darned those bad choices) I stopped thinking about what I wanted to be, and somehow just ended up in the radio broadcasting program at my community college. It sounded cool, but it certainly was not a dream. Not all was lost though, that is where I met my husband and best friend, and father of my boys, so not only can I announce a song in the right amount of time, but I have a awesome guy to show for it:) Then I went on to get my bachelors in social work, there wasn't much math, and I like to help people. Then I got pregnant, and decided I wanted to stay at home with my kids. Then I realized I needed my masters in social work to really be able to help people. Then Alex was born, and if you have been reading here long you know what happened next, so today I have officially decided to go back to school......(sigh) if only I had know what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was 18. It took hospital stays, learning a little bit of medical care, watching my son receive good, and well, bad care to decide that I would like to be a nurse when I grow up. However, since I am grown and already quite busy I can only commit to getting my CNA, an eight week course I will take this summer. Getting my RN will take more time and commitment than I am willing to take away from the boys, but for now I will be getting my CNA. Then I will get to work and actually get paid for it!!! I am more than excited to begin this new chapter! Oh, and I got my hair chopped off today too.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

It might just be

that from the beginning he had a smile on his face. It might just be that this was what I saw the first time I set eyes on him.
It might just be that hours after meeting him he was taken far away
on an aircraft that I havent even experienced.
It might just be that I could not hold him for two weeks.
It might just be all that trouble inserting the damn tube into his little nose, down his throat, and into his stomach, NOT his lungs, you know that might kill him.
It might just be the ordeal of his mic-key button procedure.
It could be that sitting up for the first time was a big deal.

It might just be that getting this chubalub to crawl,
took almost two years, what with hospital stays, sickness, and therapy
BUT finally happend making the wait worth the while.
It might just be that 3.5 years after he fought for his life he is walking out doors on his own.

It might just be the reason that this closet full of brother hand me downs in a size 4T means so much to me.
You changed me Alex, I see clearly now, Im so blessed to be your mom.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring break

It is what has been going on around here. We didn't make it to the beach, or Disney. We did play outside a LOT! We planted seeds for our garden.
We stayed in our pajamas and played with remote control cars......
We kept syrup on our faces a little too long.......
stayed in our pajamas a little too long....... Arent those legs yummy?
Stayed in our slippers a little too long.......
With grandmas home made bread we
made french toast........
Joel and I went on a date to McDonalds and a movie.......
We played lots of Apples to Apples.....lots......


The big boys made their containers for the cub scouts egg drop, their science teacher pops helped out........
We made a camp fire in the backyard......
Roasted marshmellows.......
Even a peep, in honor of the season.......
Then it seemed violent.
Set up camp under mom and dads window.......
Made it till 3:00 when the hail and lightening came..........

Played lots of soccer..........


Shot arrows into the sky with Joel's new bow......

There were also two sleepovers, one playdate and another movie..........

We had so much fun with the boys.

Now we are in for the 6 week strech before we can do all this, all summer!