I picked up a couple of copies of Beth Moore's book, Further Still, to give as Mother's Day gifts and because I have not read the book myself, I decided to gently flip through one of the books. The book is a collection of poetry and vignettes. Here are the words that were written on the first page that I flipped to:
We had an unexpected visit from my sister and her family this past week. It was wonderful to see them, but unfortunately they were here because our wonderful Grandpa (Eli & Chase's Great-Grandpa) passed away on April 14. He was such a wonderful Grandpa and he passed very unexpectedly for someone who was 86 years old. We miss him already!!
Full military honors for Grandpa
John-John & Eli
John-John, Eli & Jessica at the park
Eli shared one of his favorite activities with Jessie and John-John....digging for worms.
John-John...made it to the top in 23 seconds
Learning to use the potty has also been taking some time over the past couple of weeks. Eli has done so well and is almost completely out of diapers. Paci is our next chore. Eli LOVES his paci. Unfortunately, I don't have much motivation to get rid of it...it helps him fall asleep quickly when we only have a short window for nap time, it soothes him when I can't b/c I'm caring for Chase, it helps his ears on an airplane, etc. I have $$motivation$$ to get out of diapers, but not to get rid of the paci. : )
And Chase.....patiently along for the ride. He is such a trooper.
We told Eli that he would have an Easter surprise when he woke up Easter morning, but I think he totally forgot about it. He walked into the kitchen this morning and just stopped, looked at the table and said WOW! I'm glad he was so surprised and excited!! Chase was all smiles looking at his Easter basket too. : )
Eli has really been looking forward to Easter and celebrating Jesus. As he was looking at his Easter basket he thanked Jesus for his Buzz and Woody. : )
What a week!! Eli had a cold and I got it on Monday. Thankfully, it only lasted about 2 days for me. Chase got it on Tuesday and so began the drama. We went to the pedi on Tuesday and there were no major issues. By Wednesday night, Chase was coughing and his breathing was very noisy and labored. We went back to the pedi on Thursday and had a breathing treatment and a chest x-ray. The chest x-ray showed increased markings, but not pneumonia so he sent us home, but told us to return on Friday. We returned on Friday and the pedi was concerned so we headed to Children's to see Chase's cardiologist. We had lab work and a couple of other tests and were thankfully sent home after we promised to bring him back if he developed any other symptoms. Chase did well over the weekend and is on the mend. We went back to the pedi today and Chase's lungs are clearing up, but he has an ear infection.
So, we suvived our first cold with Chase. Something that is no big deal with an otherwise healthy child, is a big deal with a baby with heterotaxy. But now we know what to expect when Chase gets a cold. : )