Friday, June 26, 2009

A great story

This is actually coming from another blog and I just loved it and thought I would share..

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

"Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."
God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"
God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"
God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?"
God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it's life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."
God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"You will simply call her, 'Mom.'"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

For Jonathan that is! Jonathan has had a very busy two weeks to say the least. My parents have really been helping out and now I can't pick him up for the remainder of the pregnancy which has proven to be very difficult but once he see's grandma or grandpa he is a happy dude knowing he is going to be picked up. Well my parents have taken him to a fair that was in hamburg which is basically down the street, Jonathan rode a camel with my brother and then held a baby alligator with grandpa and my brother. I was a little freaked out when I saw the pictures and it looked to me Jonathan was a bit confused about the alligator (they do rubber band the mouth shut) but he had fun. We have gone to two graduation parties and he loves people so him getting shuffled around was a blast, he loves ice cream and I love giving it to him, my brother thought it would be great to give him cotton candy in which Jonathan thought it was the most disgusting thing out there and spit it out while giving my brother the are you crazy giving me that, look! Then it was off to downtown Detroit for a walk by the river, and going to Detroit institute of arts. Then yesterday was the big international fireworks on the Detroit river so my parents took him to Canada for the festival which they didn't stay long due to the weather being 98 degrees but they went into their hotel room which was facing the river and he stayed there splashing in the pool till firework time then went to watch them but Jonathan had already fell asleep! So for the last two weeks Jonathan has been sleeping really good my parents really are wearing him out and he LOVES it he does not like being home unless he can go swimming outside then he is a happy camper! I believe today they are going to the zoo I will have to give them my camera so I can get some picture because they haven't taken any!! Then in August my parents are taking Jonathan for a week to Orlando my favorite place in the world!

I did get my cerclage done this past tuesday the actual stitching didn't hurt I talked with the anesthesiologist the whole time about Jonathan its funny how many people don't realize the extent of cp, I say my son has cp and its oh I'm sorry and they think he is just sitting in some wheelchair left alone and is totally handicapped. Yes he does have handicaps but he is the happiest dude around very responsive and loves to watch Blues Clues! Then what really gets them is when I tell them he rides a horse for therapy I usually get some weird looks then of course I have to say there is a therapist that rides with him but just in 3 sessions Jonathans legs are so lose I hate missing this week but I have to take it easy until friday then I can start doing things as normal except I can't pick Jonathan up! I was in pain yesterday I could hardly walk and had some minor cramping, today I am feeling better no cramping and I am going to do a little more walking, some retail therapy sounds good for me! So as long as I'm up to it we are leaving tomorrow to go to Ludington on lake Michigan so the boys can go fishing and I can relax it should be a nice weekend up there too! Then the following week is the 4th our annual party which I am so not ready for, Justin is we have both our jetskis working and Justin just bought another tube that you stand up on which I would have loved to ride however I will have to wait till next year and I am missing wakeboarding too, I'm not the best but I love it! We have lots of fireworks its nice we have a pyrotechnic in the family so we will all be on the boats while the fireworks go off, we are a pretty competitive family so everyone on the lake trys (I said trys) to out beat us it hasn't happened so far but we'll see!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

No cerclage yet! But I do have gestational diabetes, ugh!

So my cerclage was cancelled after 7 pokes of trying to get an i.v started and 4 additional shots of lidocaine! There was an emergency C-section that took a lot longer than planned so I could have continued to wait (we were already there from 10am till about 5pm) and starve or I could go home and eat. So we went home not before stopping at my favorite sub shop Dibellas oh I love that place!

I also have g.diabetes and this for me is probably the hardest thing in the world to control! I love I mean LOVE pasta, chips, bread oh I am getting hungry just thinking of these things! So to say this is a hard thing to control is an understatement but I am with 4 shots a day of insulin! I really don't fit the profile of g. diabetes says the doctors I'm 5'7 140 lbs (remember I'm pregnant) and interesting enough I did not have it with the boys I was however a beautiful 123 lbs and gained to 140 when I delivered them so the docs are thinking maybe its weight but I am not by far obese so I can't believe its because I gained 20 some pounds but another guess is I will have diabetes even after I give birth (to a 38 weeker of course)
Do you realize I am probably ice creams biggest fan and do you realize its summer and ice cream and summer go together! So I am allowed a little just can't go to extreme it is so hard when your pregnant and craving ice cream ughhhhhh! But I am doing this and I am doing this for my growing beautiful baby inside but its still hard! So I am still getting the cerclage this coming tuesday and July 9th we find out what our beautiful baby will be!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Who's going to be a big brother...?

I AM!!!!

Yes, thats right! Jonathan is going to be a big brother! I am currently 14 weeks along and praying and knowing GOD has a perfect plan for this growing family! I am going tomorrow for a cerclage and than waiting 20 to 24 weeks for another miracle to be born! Please keep us in your prayers!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Higgins Lake Camping Trip!

What a great time we had! The weather was o.k, friday was very nice, saturday was cold and then it rained that night into sunday! All in all it was fine. We went with our friends the Buckleys they have triplets (26 weekers)close in age with Jonathan and one of their daughters has CP. What a blast it was to watch Jonathan just take everything in, I really thought he would pay attention to Annabel their daughter that has cp but I was wrong he watched Madeline and their son Johnathan but I really think he was watching Maddy closest! Maddy was saying "hi" a lot this weekend and it was so cool because our Jonathan tried mimicking her and when Maddy and Johnathan were walking around my boy wanted to follow them I would put him on his feet and he would just smile and try to walk with them (with help of course)! Jonathan did "play" with Annabel they were on the floor and we all have the same early on therapist so when our Jonathan got one of Annabels toys she used to have she seen it and wanted to play with it! Our jonathan is not so mobile but when he seen her playing with it he would take his foot and try to move her away from it, I guess I need to teach him to share however Annabel is a lot more mobile than Jonathan so she just moved out of his way and continued to play, very cute!

Another funny thing is Justin and I had ribs about two weeks ago and he insists on boiling first then putting it on the grill, well I told him I was reading that you should just put them on the grill and slowly cook it because boiling takes some flavor away. Yea right my husband listen no way his manly way is the only way to cook it, well get this! BJ (Jamies husband) was going to cook ribs for us slowly on the camp fire so no boiling! Justin was in love and so was I, I don't think I heard my husband say thank you so much for food! They were super tender and tasted great, thanks BJ there was no way Justin would have ever listened to me!

We also had smores, which I couldn't eat to many(will explain in a later post) but the two I did have were excellent
We let Jonathan sleep in his own bed and he loved it and did great! We went on a couple stroller walks that were really nice,Jamie had our Jonathan cracking up she played peek a boo with him while he was in the stroller he actually always smiled at her when she smiled at him, he so cute! We watched the red wing game outside next to the camp fire and had many people come and ask us the score, it was a lot of fun and can't wait to go again with them!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Teething Bites!

Well just less than a month ago I was writing about Jonathan having two teeth, so much for that he now has two top, top and bottom molars and still the lonely bottom He has been miserable off and on and his tongue and hands in mouth with chewing have been in overdrive my little baby is looking more like a toddler!

We also officially turned the carseat around he is 20 lbs and he LOVES (understatement) looking forward especially if we put in a movie! We are going camping tomorrow with our friends for the weekend and it supposed to be nice I can't wait. Justin and I bought Jonathan a camping chair so when we make smores he can sit there without us having to hold him. I think this chair will work great and can't wait to post pictures.

Jonathan started horse therapy and did o.k there was no crying which I was very surprised over! He actually fell asleep on the horse so it only lasted about 25 minutes but we will start doing this every week. He still enjoys his water therapy but hoping daddy will soon hook up our heater to our pool so he will enjoy that too! It honestly is silly to have a pool here in michigan our weather changes so frequently! We went on the pontoon boat last week and again this year I see this being our wind down for the day its so relaxing, Jonathan loves watching everyone on the lake. This year I think he is going to try tubing o.k just kidding maybe next year?!!

Memorial weekend we went to mackinaw island. It was so beautiful I was a bit nervous to go because of the teething but Jonathan did great! We walked the island ate lots of fudge found out my kid loves chocolate fudgsicles it was great. He did good sleeping in the motorhome besides getting up every once in awhile because his teeth hurt.

Last but not least Jonathan has a definite personality he is either super happy or a crank! When he wants to be left alone please leave him alone he wants nothing to do with anyone, he is super independent which will get him far with his cp! Even with his teething I want to cuddle him but he wants to be left alone puts his hands in his mouth and he tries to calm himself! He is a super flirt with the gals if your a female and you smile at him boy your in for a treat he gets the biggest cheese on his face!
Will update with more pics next time!