Monday, December 31
Daddy was soooo happy to see me. And Grandma Dorothy and Liam too. Thanks to all those who dropped off WONDERFUL meals. The split pea soup is gone! The fried chicken, spaghetti, salads, sweet goodies, oh my! Thanks to all for your prayers and generosity during yet another hospital stay. It means a lot to me!
Saturday, December 29
And the playing didn't stop until 12:30 in the afternoon. Aunt Shawnee came and read books and played with me while mommy ran into work for an hour (and grabbed a mocha, geez that felt good). Now I'm sleeping and respitory care will be back around 2pm to help clear up the junk in my lungs.
Thanks to my friend Kaden's momma for stopping by with a 'hello'! Thanks to all the prayers and get well wishes from everyone of our blogging friends. Thanks to Aunt Debbie, Grandma Sue, Aunt Tami and Grandma Dorothy for their helping hands. And a big thank you to Daddy for holding down everything while we are in the hospital.
She passed away on Wednesday after a nine month courageous battle with cancer. Although I have only know Chelsey since she had the cancer, we shared visits at Children's Hospital and I will always remember sitting in her bed or on her lap in her wheelchair, staring at her smile, her sparkling eyes, her sweet voice and most of all being surrounded by her faith in God and strength.
God has placed her and her family in our path many times. We could feel her strength present rooms and floors away from where she was from us. She is one of God's saints and he has called her home. The opportunity to know Chelsey Ebert will stay with our family forever. You don't meet many angels!
Here is something from today's Bellingham Herald: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/255/story/275089.html
Please pray for peace for her family.
Friday, December 28
Many thanks to all of you who continue to pray for my recovery. And thanks to family members who have come and gowned up to sit with me and give mommy a break. She will have lots of pictures and stories to tell later.
Sunday, December 23
Wednesday, December 19
*When a baby is vomitting don't move throughout the house in search of where you left the washrag for his face. This only makes the mess bigger. Much bigger. Especially involving the staircase (which is horrible to steam clean).
*Do not call the medical insurance company asking about durable equipment benefits with both babies sick, even if you think they both just went asleep for a nap. It never fails after waiting onhold for 30 mins and finally getting a rep that knows something about our plan and our situation.... both babies wake up screaming upset.
*Don't switch from Pedialyte back to milk. Even if they look like they are feeling better, they are just acting. Spoiled milk from a sick baby is the worst smell.
*Yes, put on that third pot of coffee, it's the best decision you have made all day.
*Liquid tide, plus "color safe" clorox, plus downy is too much in an HE washing machine. After three rinses I still can't get that load desuds.
*No matter what toys you play with or books that are read, the best thing on a sickday is a bunch of pillows and a snuggly mommy (and a signing time video).
Tuesday, December 18
Daddy took us to our one year doctor appointment today. Since Liam was sick he didn't get any vaccinations. No such luck for me though. And did I tell you how many shots you get at your one year check up? I ran out of leg room for all the shots. Including my second flu shot!
Mommy took my food diary to the nutritionist today and learned we are shy on iron rich foods. So I ate lentils tonight! And baked halibut. She is going to post more on that another day though. The nutritionist and mommy were happy that I weigh 20 pounds and 2 oz!
Here are some pictures of me, Liam is so sniffly you wouldn't want to see him today :)
Monday, December 10
Saturday all six of us went to the 'Parent to Parent' Holiday party. I was feeling alot better so I had fun! I got to see many of my friends and I got to meet a few new ones! I even played in bird seed. Plus there was this guy dressed up in a red suit and he had lots of fury-ness on his face... I LOVED HIM. I sat right on his lap while I was getting my feeding. Mom called him Santa. Liam called him scarey! He gave us board books.
Hannah and Mommy are fixing up my feeding.
Nate and Liam play with Max in the bird seed.
Hannah and Liam playing with playdough.
Friday, December 7
Saturday, December 1
And here are Liam and I going for a wagon ride outside. Lots of fun. We love our teachers Tiffany and Marlean.
Wednesday, November 28
Playgroup was also fun because mommy sat me right in the middle of a bin of dry oatmeal. Lots and lots of dry oatmeal. Enough for me to dig shovels into, fill a bucket, dump on mommy's clothes and eat!
And speaking of eating.... snack was mashed potatoes and gravy. Two bowls were my snack. Mmmmm. I am so glad I wasn't sick anymore so I could go to playgroup this week!
Today is Wednesday and Daddy is taking me to feeding therapy at Connections. We will post more later on my new zvibe which is a cat/mouse and my chewy surgical tubing.
Saturday, November 24
Tuesday, November 20
Sunday, November 18
Then we were off to Aunt Debbie's house to visit. I spit up on her carpet (mom I told you I couldn't drink that much!). Auntie got to change one of my worse diapers, oops. We got to take home some fun toys from my cousins (they were outgrown but look like a lot of fun!).
Last stop was the grocery store to pick up pumpkin pie ingredients. I love pumpkin pie. Mom is making 4 of them to take to Thanksgiving. She won't make them until Wednesday but we stopped and picked up the stuff.....mmmmm I can't wait. Hannah took a picture of us.
Friday, November 16
Monday, November 12
Mommy told Hannah she loved her. My big sister's eyes were welled up with tears about a disappointment and my mommy hugged her and said how much she loved her.
Mommy told grandpa Bill she loved him. Grandma Sue and Grandpa Bill celebrated their 40th anniversary.
Mommy told her mother in-law (grandma Dorothy) and her mom (grandma Sue) she loved them. Unless it's a surgery or a holiday we don't get to see our grandma's together and it was a treat!
Mommy told Pam F she loved her. She loves Pam and Gary, Jay, Stephanie, Jordan and most importantly Chelsey Ebert. We love them. She prays for peace in these final months together as Chelsey has fought an amazing battle with Osteo Sarcoma. We love Chelsey!
Mommy told Nate she loved him today. See, he didn't shower..... nor brush his teeth today. Mommy hugged that stinky 12 year old boy and just loves him.
Mommy would have told Daddy she loved him, but after the big windstorm, daddy is still repairing downed lines.
Mommy told Liam she loved him as he *finally* fell asleep at 9:30pm. His eyes as dark as black ink.
Thursday, November 8
Tuesday was occupational therapy where I showed off my sitting for a few minutes. Mommy was excited, I was excited and E our therpaist was really into it too. So she had me sit on a ball to strengthen the muscles in my lower back and hip so I can learn to go from a sitting position to a side lying or onto my belly. Nate and Hannah came to watch.
Wednesday was feeding therapy w/ M. at Connections. She helped mommy prepare for our swallow study coming up on Monday. And she gave me a tube (skinny and long but thicker around than my old ng tube) to bite and suck on. Oh boy, that reminded me of holding my ng tube and I loved it. M. put purees on it and I sucked them clean! And I swung that tube high and low.
Today is an 'at home day' as I have a fever and so does Liam. The virus finally made it's way to our house. Mommy put a pot of coffee on and has no expectations to do anything else but cuddle us (and get this post done). Here are two sleepy babies after an appt this week.
Saturday, November 3
Thursday, November 1
(we love it there). Then when mommy came to pick us up she said something about trick or treating downtown Bellingham. No rain, no wind, mommy was getting us out for some fresh air! We visited her friends at her old job; Linda and Cindy were glad to see us! Then we visited her friends at her job at the Health Dept, they loved seeing us too! On the way back to the van, my younger brother fell asleep in the stroller.... I didn't miss a thing though, lots of kids were everywhere downtown and can I tell you how much I love 'light sabers' now?
When we got home mommy let me and Liam play with some toys while she did that boring chore of folding laundry. Then.... a knock at our door! Since we live out in the county mommy doesn't get many drop by visitors so she is always kinda leary.... it was our neighbors the Weisenhorns dressed up as mobsters. "fresh from a heist". I loved their mommy's outfit because she had long eyelashes! The W family made our evening.
What in the world is that?
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