Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sleeping Beauties

as you can see, we are resting peacefully. Wyatt has been doing well. his pain seems to be managed much better this go around. he was given an epidural and with that, we've had no problems with his oxygen levels (as is often the case when we are in the hospital) and he - and daddy - are getting plenty of rest. mom on the other hand....boy do i get bored. and i'm not a napper. so i twiddle my thumbs, think of all the paperwork piled on my desk, and then go back to surfing the web and reading The Palace of Illusions.

i also have become acutely aware of what is going on in the rooms around us. and this is one of the hardest things to see. babies and toddlers with no parents at their bedsides. no one coming to visit. no one (except a few volunteers) holding them while they sleep. of course, i'm not allowed (i asked) or i would be in there in a heart beat. sweet little things. scared and all alone. it makes me thankful for my life, and grateful to have been given the chance to support Wyatt through all of these terrifying procedures and scary new people.

next post will hopefully be from home! thanks for the support everyone!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Thanks for the crossed fingers, arms, legs and eyes everyone! Wyatt did great in surgery today and everyone is resting comfortably in a private room. Hopefully, more updates to come, but for now, we are happy to have this out of the way and be on the road to recovery. And less laundry. ;)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cross Your Fingers

We are heading to surgery tomorrow and *hoping* that nothing comes up to prevent it. This will be our third try since January. Every time we set the date, Wyatt decides he doesn't want to go and throws a major kink in the plan. Like a seizure or pneumonia. Little rascal. But he has been very healthy (KNOCK ON WOOD) and so I think we'll make it.

The surgery is for a fundoplication. Pretty standard procedure I think. It is one, however that we have put off in the past. Wyatt's vomiting has become unbearable. For him and for us. It's often, violent and really keeping him from gaining weight. He hasn't been losing any, but is still gaining so slowly.

SO keep your fingers crossed that he doesn't have any excitement tonight, that he makes it through the day tomorrow and he recovers. Quickly. So he can enjoy the sunshine!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Like Father, Like Son

or is it like son, like father?

lately, as wyatt has become our little boy, no longer our little baby, people are commenting on how he looks just like Ben. just like his daddy. i agree. but what is it? could it be their matching dimple chins?
their handsome green-brown eyes?

i'd like to think it has more to do with their personalities altogether.... case in point, the time i came downstairs and witnessed this little nap scene:

i do know that Wyatt loves his dada so much, and Ben is enamored with his little buddy. and i love watching the relationship grow!