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Monday, April 28, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sid's First Separation

Sid now has his "Spock" right hand and foot, and his index and pinky free on his left hand and foot. The surgery went well, he's sleeping for now. Lots of pain and agrevation afterwards, which was expected. We cried about a dozen times today. Here's the rundown:

400 Sid woke up, played/snuggled
530 We left for the hospital
630 Started the pre-op stuff
700 Goofy Juice
730 Yep, he was full on goofy, time for kisses and bye byes.
various phone calls to his wonderful nurse Ann. (hope I've spelled her name right)
1230 or so, all done, into recovery, lots of tears. :( my buddy hurts.
various stuff happens, lots of crying, my buddy hurts...
1822 he's sleeping well for now, mozart on the cd player, lights down low.

Did I mention we cried allot today ? We're happy he's on his way to fingers, so sad he hurts, all those things you troopers already know.

We're so thankful for all the doctors, nurses, techs, cnas, and all the other folks that work REALLY HARD to make kids days easier.

We're also thankful for the our Apert Family, all the hopes, prayers, wishes, and gifts. Christie, Sid, and +1 are my everything, my hopes, dreams, and prayers. Our extended family from these so called 'birth defects' are some fantastic people. We can always count on you for encouragement, joy, testimony to real life, and great journeys to happiness.

Thank you all so much, please know every single thought you think of us helps.

Jack, we left your gift at home in the rush. We'll definitely put it to use when we get back. Love you man. :)

Olivia, you and Emilia are so much fun. Thank you for the balloon, camera tips, and smiles. You've done so much for our spirits.

Everyone else, we'll catch up with the listserv at some when we get home. Thanks thanks thanks. You give so much love, we're in debt to you now.

And here are the pictures. (some are from the operation, request, and we'll share by email)





Monday, April 21, 2008

Prayers and Wishes

Thank you everyone for your hopes, wishes, prayers and help. Dr. Fearon will begin Thursday morning. Our little boys' hands and feet will be forever changed when he's done. Bittersweet.

Today:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lettuce Lake Park

Todays installment will be written by Sid, since daddy is still sleeping...

Mommy and Daddy took me to Lettuce Lake park today. It's not far away, only 5 songs on the big fast road. When we got there we ate samiches and I painted with my daddy tea. Mommy cleaned up my blanket painting, didn't really care for it I guess. We took some pictures and cuddled, but daddy looked like he needed a nap. Me and mommy hoped he'd sleep most of the afternoon so he wouldn't be grumpy, and played on the playground. It was hot. I got my first bloody nose, but no one noticed until later. We woke up daddy and then took the wagon out on the boardwalk. The shade was nice, so was watching the helicopter and egrets fly by from the tower. Daddy's sleepy feeling is like the flu, and I caught it next. We got in the car and the next thing I knew we were home. Daddy must have driven really really fast cause I don't think I fell asleep. Mommy sure does give nice hugs when she gets me out of my carseat. Grandpa called me on the skype thing, and I showed him I can dance to the music. He's cool. Suppers over, so I need to romp around outside some more. Man what a day. Oh, and I showed mommy what an "Oak Oak" tree is. They're big, and make daddy sleepy. Ba Bye !





Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Nursery Rhymes

Sid's first nursery rhyme is "Row Row Row Your Boat", and he's pretty good at it. He's playing more by himself, picks up a couple of signs and words a day, and just allot of fun.

He's mastered 'bubbles and balloon' lately. We don't keep up with it as we should - so much going on.

Less than two weeks till Dallas !

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Cuteness



what can I say, we have 10,165 images in iPhoto now. we love pictures !

Stunt for the Kids 2008






tampasportbikes.com put on a nice benefit for kids this weekend. we volunteered to help out with the few things we could do and had a blast. lots of noise, lots of smoke, lots of bikes and smiles. raised some money, and had a blast doing it. only one downside - sunburns !