Well, the boy arrived on 11/3/10 and is a boy in every sense of the word.Â He is perfectly healthy and at three months, needs a big plate of meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
As I wrote a while ago, Samantha will be having open heart surgery on 2/23/11.Â Mom and dad and grandma and friends and family are super scared.Â She is going to be at a great hospital, but we are just super scared.Â She’s three and has no idea what is going to happen.Â
Very brief tonite as I prepare the boy to go to a friend’s for the week.
Your thoughts and prayers will be appreciated.
So we found out a couple months ago that when Samantha turns three, she will be having open heart surgery to fix three ‘minor’ holes in her heart.Â I am told that it is a routine surgery, in which she is on the easier side of surgery.Â Gotta say cracking a three year old’s chest isn’t routine for this mom, but we do what we gotta do, right?Â Am I freaking out?Â You bet your bippy!Â We will have a new baby, Sam’s surgery, new day care and preschool next year.Â Holy bananas!Â
Anyway, I guess my point is that while we all have our issues that we must endure with our kids (Sam has thyroid and heart), they are still our kids and we will do whatever we have to to take care of them.Â Never be afraid of what is here, and what may come.Â Some stuff you have control over, but some stuff you just don’t.
So we start a new and excitingÂ journey, and await another quite scary one.
We are expecting our second child in November.Â Crazy story to tell – One doctor based soley on my age – 41 – and the fact that we have a wonderful daughter with Downs, says I am having another child with Downs.Â Yet my OB, based on my blood work and my “normal” ultrasound, says all looks good.Â So I ask will ask the other doctor this week, would you have told me the same news last year when I was pregnant with a chromosomally correct child (lost to miscarriage – we hadÂ HER tested)?Â It is just crazy.Â Why make me worry/think about it?
Sweet 2 1/2 year old, Samantha will be having open heart surgery next year to fix her murmuring heart.Â I am sure that some of you have already had this news, and others just might hear it too soon.Â Totally shocking!Â Supposedly simple surgery, and good doctors, but still freakin’ this mom out.
Well, work and school are looming on tomorrow’s horizon, so you all have a great evening.
At 38 years old I became a first time mom.Â My husband and I
were amazed by our little girl (who has since turned into a 13
month old!!).Â The initial diagnosis was a total shock, of course.
I think back a year ago and I look at where she is today, and holy
cow, I am still in awe of her.Â She is happy and active and healthy
and doing all the things she is supposed to do.Â Last night she
FED ME some of her puff cereal.Â Wow, tugs at a mommy’s heart
strings I tell ya.
We are all here on this journey together and I hope that you are
all as hopeful and joyful as we are here.Â We are all in the same
boat.Â Some days will be tough, but I have had some pretty good
days of late I have to say (if only I could say the same for the rest
of my world).
Anyway, let’s show everyone that this thing DOES NOT limit our
kids in any way.Â We have the power!Â God Bless!