Wednesday, January 5, 2011


There have been so many times over the past 2 weeks that I have pulled out this computer, sat down, and opened up my blog FULLY intent on posting SOMEthing, ANYthing.....only to have some little person start yelling from somewhere in the house needing who-knows-what. Ugh. What a whirlwind this holiday season has been! But, it has been, BY FAR, my favorite one yet. The kids had an AMAZING Christmas, filled to the brim with family and friends.....

Decorating cookies with buddies.....

SOOOOO excited!

But, definitely not much of a help. Between the two of them, I think the babies got the same cookie decorated (and then licked clean) 5 or 6 times.

We also got to celebrate New Year's Eve with some amazing friends and had an absolute ball (no pun intended). Let's just say our little family put some SERIOUS dents in the sofas on New Year's Day! It was a beautiful day sprinkled with naps, cuddles and "I love you's".....

So far, my prediction of 2011 kicking some serious butt has been dead on. We had clinic this morning and (I never thought I would hear myself say this) IT WENT AMAZING. Rylan did fantastic, even after getting up at 6am (2 hours earlier than normal) to squeeze in an hour-long treatment before heading downtown. Kohen, being the ever present 'brotherguard' that he is, made sure to never leave her side while she was getting weighed and measured and having her oxygen levels checked. He smiled so proudly when she opened her mouth (in his words, as wide as a lion!) when the doctor asked to look at her throat. Even at such a young age, he is so curious about it all. He followed my lead when the dietician came into the room by standing up and walking over to the computer to get a better look at her growth chart. He knows that specific part of the visit is always a source of stress, so I about lost it when he went so far as to offer her a piece of his apple bubblegum. Unchewed even. Talk about trying to butter her up! Bless his little heart....wise beyond his years!!!

On to the updates.....her BMI is now 39% (up from 1% this past summer), so we were BEYOND happy. It was such an encouraging visit. She *knock on wood* has been so healthy this winter. I thank my lucky stars every day. There is nothing worse than hearing those coughs through the baby monitor. Absolutely nothing. We are currently back on TOBI (still from our positive PA culture last summer), but this should be our last cycle! I am fully expecting to get our 3rd, and last, negative culture after this round. We are taking this new year by the horns and showing it who's boss!! Cheers to new beginnings!

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year, Teresa! I love the blog! Take care of yourself and those CUTE kiddos!

    Kendra (Jeff's Kendra). :)