Posts Tagged ‘summer adventure

27
Jun
13

Vacation

We are going on our first family vacation! We still have not heard from EI about D’s results, and we should probably save our savings. But…sometimes you just have to go for it and live life, right?

We’re all very excited for this week away. Slightly less excited about the plane flight with a 16 month old. 

We’re heading to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. I’m sure we’ll have lots of interesting adventures and beautiful pictures to share when we get back.

I am going to try my best not to worry over delays and therapy, and just enjoy my little family and the fact that we made it this far. 

This time last year we were going through 23/7 bracing and worried over his hernia, and I really was not doing well. There were a lot of sleepless nights and tears as I tried to process his prematurity and my body’s failure. I wish I had taken the time to get help, but I am thankful to be feeling so much better this year. 

We leave tomorrow, and get back next Friday, so we’ll be on “internet silence”. Enjoy the summer, ya’ll! 

17
Jun
13

Happy Father’s Day

Our Father’s Day fun was delayed a few days. Drake was sick all last week, and so we have some awesome family moments planned for our short jaunt to Chicago. Daddy and I are so very excited about this first away family adventure.

My husband is awesome. Friday night he had a “Dudes Night In” with Drake and one of his friends so I could go visit my girls and see a precious 3 month old and friend I haven’t spent much time with since D was born. She had a preschooler, so her house was off limits through all of our RSV isolation periods.

Since we needed to stay in, we decided to have an indoor campout Saturday night! We blew up our air mattress and had pjs, a Eureka marathon, and snacks.

Sunday morning, Drake gifted Daddy with his new “casual kilt” and I ran out to Frisch’s for some biscuits and gravy to bring back to the boys.

We had a blast just hanging out together this weekend in spite of our son’s sniffly summer cold. Wednesday will be our big city adventure. We’ll take the train to Wrigley from our hotel downtown for a tour. Then back to the room for a nap. Then some lunch and shopping on the Magnificent Mile, and a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier.  Then we’ll head back to Cincy to pick up Gammy’s dog and head back to our home in NKY. No pictures of the sleepover, but I’m sure we’ll get a bunch of our adventures in Chicago this week.

It’s a good preview of what our BIG vacation to Arizona  and the Grand Canyon in two weeks will be like. First plane flight and week away from home. Trying to stay excited and not nervous! I’m still thinking about getting a prescription to be able to present to the TSA guys for his high cal formula needs. 🙂

12
Jun
13

Mommy Guilt: EI

There’s a lot of second guessing going on in my house right now. With D’s low birthweight and left c lubfoot, I could have tried to qualify him for early intervention services a long time ago. I asked the questions at his well visits and his first NICU follow up clinic, but since it wasn’t pushed very hard we opted to wait.

Of course, now I have to wonder if we waited too long and that extra year could have helped him. Despite his Neonatologist’s telling me that the work I’m doing with him has nothing to do with his low muscle tone and gross motor delays, I feel responsible.

His appointment for evaluation is set for Monday, so if anyone that’s done this dance before has any tips I’m all ears and eyes. 🙂

To add to the mommy guilt buffet, we went on a tour of his school for next year on Friday and Monday he came down with a yucky stomach virus. Fever, running at both ends, the whole nine yards. I know we’ve been taking him out in the world more after over a year of isolation and he could have picked it up anywhere, but way to make me second guess myself and his readiness universe!

Today, he is playing and resting much better, so I think we are through the worst of it. Just in time for our 2 days to Chicago with Daddy during a business trip next week. It will be our first overnight away as a family that isn’t at a hospital! We’re staying downtown and plan to take a tour of Wrigley Field, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, walk on the shores of Lake Michigan, go to Navy Pier, and shop on  the Magnificent Mile. I can’t wait for our first big adventure!

 

 




Drake’s 3rd Birthday

February 20th, 2015

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