Thursday, May 29, 2008

Somebody had a baby..

Sidney has a new cousin as of 5-28-2008. Cooper was born weighing 8 lbs 4 ozs. We're so excited for my sister and her family. She's doing well, as is her husband. It won't be long till the kids can play together, but we're 1200 miles apart right now. :(

Hiya Cooper !

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Casts Away, not a party

This is just one family's experience, EACH CHILD IS DIFFERENT:

We had these happy thoughts about the casts coming off, Sid being amazed, and everything being peachy. Then we talked to our friends about it, and learned it's painful, traumatic, stressful, and just not fun for anyone. Our friends were right, and we're glad the first 'Casts Away' moments are over.

Parents, each kid is different, but please know the images will not be pretty, clean, or nice. We'll only show the dressings here, friends and family will get pictures in their email boxes and on our picasa page, CLICK HERE. If we missed you, it happens. We love you all, appreciate all the prayers for us, and SIdney, and thank you very much for thinking about us the last few weeks. It means so much to us.

This is as graphic as the blog is going to be:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Has it been three weeks already ? Sid's adapted to the casts, not quite as cranky as post-op, and generally in a good mood, even though he still can't walk or use his hands. Do we really have to change all that now ? You betcha. Can't wait for those casts to come off and reveal the new apparatus to play with ;)

Mood : skeered, anxious, anticipating :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008


it's been a week, and sid doesn't have a need for milk anymore. growing up too fast !

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

SId is BACK !

Today we saw the neurosurgeon from our local craniofacial team. Sid didn't appreciate the questions, the prodding, or much of the visit. He's definitely back though, just like before the separartion surgery. Smiling, laughing, rough housing. All that fun stuff. Today he was a blast. Watching his personality come out again is so much fun.

We're throwing a "Cast Away" party for him in one more week. It will be so cool to have those casts off, the yucky fingers at first, then him walking, running, signing again. :D

This separation is the hardest thing Christie and I have been through. :(

The rewards will be Sids though, and hopefully he won't remember any of it. :)