Thursday, October 23, 2008

living large

post by katy-
Well, it has been a whirlwind of an adventure these last few months, but we are making it. We are a lovely family of three and we are living large. I am feeling better, but it is day by day. Thank you for all the prayers that you have been offering up for our family.

Well, the little guy went to the doctor today to check out his weight and he gained 2lbs in 4weeks. He actually has a one leg roll on each thigh. When we first got him this thigh and calf were all the same size, but now he has a little chunk to him. He also proudly sports a double chin. His fat little belly is hard to resist giving kisses too and his feet are so small and cute.
He has been working hard on getting better at his neck and head control. He practices tummy time, but doesn't really like it. He will pull up on your fingers and then stand straight legged with very stiff knees. Still really wobbly, but getting better. He will sit up for awhile, but soon end ups folding in half towards his feet. Another big accomplishment is that he will roll over from his tummy to his back. It takes him a few pumps of his legs and then slowly rolls over. He isn't a pro at it,but we make a relly big deal about it when he does do it and he just smiles.

Pep talks always help!

We are very proud of this little guy and couldn't be happier with him. His toothless smile melts your heart and all the frustrating times of no sleeping disappear when you see that smile.

Very proud to call him our son

Standing tall

Snuggle bug while mama tries to accomplish chores at home

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Things are starting to settle down a bit at home. Katy is getting better and is almost back to normal now. Her mom has been here since Friday. We are starting to get used to the routine of having a baby at the house. Katy is going to be going back to work in a few weeks and we still need to find daycare. There are a few good leads but nothing for sure yet.

I thought that I needed to update because I keep having to explain that Katy is feeling better. I'm certainly not complaining just one more tribute to the people in our lives. I still just can't get my mind around how large our network is without us even knowing that its there at all.

One last thing for today. Over the past few weeks when school is crazy and home is crazy, I have really been blessed by my aide Mrs. E. She has been not only just an aide, but also a sounding post and someone to give reasonable advise. She has helped me remember how my faith in God used to work.

No pictures today sorry to those of you who are watching just to see Diesel get fatter. Just trust he is getting fatter.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Well we have been home for a few weeks now, and as you might imagine things are extremely busy. I have gone back to work and Katy is still home. I could never have dreamed how hard it would be to be gone from school for 2 weeks then come back. It feels a bit like starting the whole year over just with less time to get everything covered.

Now I am home with Diesel because Katy is sick. It drives me crazy that the doctors don't seem to be able to figure out what is wrong. She is in a lot of pain. She stays in bed and sleeps or if she is up she is bent over with pain. This is a person who has past kidney stones and worked right up to the day before. I have never seen her this way. I have lots of theories about whats wrong but nothing that I can do anything about. Everyone is very concerned, they ask about her, inquire to why the doctors can't get things straight. The out pouring of love from our friends family and even co workers (which we call friends) has been second to none. In the past I have really over looked the people God has put in my life.

So today I have a call in to our doctor to try again to get Katy healthy. Hopefully soon something will change. I am trying to be very careful not to complain about how hard things are because of the other people that I have been in contact with in the past 4 weeks. My life at its worst seems pretty easy in comparison.

On a brighter note, I have had a wonderful time taking care of my new son. He requires a lot of attention and he is very needy. I never knew how good it could feel to be needed, really needed, by someone. I'm sure that parents all go through that feeling but no one ever said anything about it. Everyone said it's going to be hard work, and you won't sleep for months, but never its going to be the most rewarding thing you have ever or will ever do. Those things are all true but I had no idea much fun it would all be. I am very excited to be Diesel's dad.

Katy took a picture of me and Diesel, before she started feeling bad again, that I think is maybe the best one that we have.

I am sure that there is more but I can't think of it now.