Monday, October 29, 2012

Waiting Out the Storm Part II

Lost power at noon for about an hour or hour and a half. Knock on wood we are still "safe". The babies haven't seemed to notice much except Blake keeps asking to go "bye-bye" in the "car". And earlier he said "Water out there".

Addison tried Greek Yogurt today and loved it. We are on day number 4. Today has been a little off and she isn't doing as well as she had been but it could be from the schedule mix up today. We'll try again tomorrow. 

Not much else to report. Just waiting it out and the cold front that is coming with it.

Jake some how got sent home which is unheard of so it's nice knowing he is safe and not out in this mess. I am glad to have him here (except for when he is driving me crazy or asking what's to eat...he may eat us out of house and home.)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Waiting Out the Storm...

Last year we had our babies both home from the NICU for a little over a month when Hurricane Irene made her way inland and threatened many. I remember begin relieved because we were in a basement apartment but terrified because "what if it floods" "what if we loose power, will we have enough O2 for Blake power comes back on" "what if Addison's feeding pump looses charge" "what if we run out of water", the list went on and on.

This year the babies are toddlers and they need so much "more" and "less" and Hurricane Sandy takes landfall. The worry is still there but for a million different reasons, and makes me sometimes wonder if we are really truly prepared. We have a basement where we will take refuge if need be. I am keeping everything I can charged in the event we loose power. We made sure we had extra food on hand, etc. Unless things change dramatically, it's anticipated that Jake should be home with us during the worst of it which makes me feel a lot safer.

Blake will no doubt be sad that we cannot go "bye-bye's", so I am also sure our days will be filled with lots of crafts and "let's not go crazy" games. Hopefully power remains on so that we aren't stumbling around in the dark either. Either way... here goes nothing.

Still there are many others that need our prayers. Those service workers who will be out there doing damage control, safety patrol, restoring power and fixing damage in the days to come. It's no doubt that many people have been and will be effected by this hurricane. Let's pray we all are able to weather this storm and remain safe. May our family and friends remain safe during this too.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Moving On Up....

(North that is).... That's right. We relocated, AGAIN. But this time hopefully for awhile longer. We found a cute house that has room for us to grow (and accommodate all those wonderful TODDLER must haves) just between Gettysburg and Lancaster, its absolutely perfect. We can spend our mornings eating breakfast while watching deer frolic just past our back yard and come night a calm passes over the town. Country living at its  finest.

With this move has come a cost though... currently we have very limited internet access, hence the lack of blog posts. Promise you wont forget about us. Just as soon as we can find a good solution I promise we'll be back to the regular posting.

So since my last post Addison is officially off and walking aka running and she has finally started to stand up and walk from the middle of the floor. Blake is learning all sorts of new words and recently told me "Not the boss." Yes my almost two year old (HOLY COW) told me I am not the boss. I am going to have my hands full. He is also learning lots of animal sounds and can "read" picture books to me by naming animals and things. Addison is taking cues from him and using words and signs to communicate with us more and more. She recently has learned "drink" and will use it when we are working on eating and she needs a drink to help clear her mouth.

As far as eating goes...I don't want to spoil things or jinx them so lets just say we are off and running again and making some HUGE progress. We'll leave it at that for now. But after a very in depth conversation with her Ped we made some decisions and changed the game plan. We'll see how it goes and see what GI has to say in December.

At her last Ped appt he also mentioned concern about Addison's left eye drifting inward. I called her eye doctor and was told she couldn't be seen until Feb so I made a few more calls and found another doctor here in near our new place who can see her next week. Ironically enough the "new" eye doctor did her residency etc at both Mercy and UMMC where we are allllllll too familiar. It's like it was meant to be. Her office staff was amazing on the phone so we'll see how our first visit goes. Hopefully it won't be anything too serious and we can just keep an eye on it for now.

I think that's all I've got for now. Looking forward to getting some pictures uploaded at some point so you can all see those adorable faces again.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Miss Us Much??

Sorry I know it's been over a week or more since my last post. Things got a little busy around here, and I lost my camera...DOH. Pretty sure I know where it is but, it's not within reach right now. So until then, it will be "crappy camera phone photos", sorry  in advance.

First off, send some prayers for my father in law "Pop-pop". He had to have surgery on Monday and has a rough recovery ahead of him. He is doing well all things considered and was very pleased with a visit from his grandbabies earlier today. Pray that he comes home soon, and also say a prayer for my mother in law "Grammy" that she can keep right on going and continue to do an amazing job taking care of him. I know she is anxious to get him back home too.

Second, there is something else in the works that I will not share right now :p But it will be keeping my busy off and on for the next few weeks until Dec or a little after. Yes that's right you will have to wait close to two months to find out this little secret. And if you do know...shhh... don't tell :) I will say this, we are very excited about this new beginning of sorts and seeing where this leads.

In the meantime, here's what we have been up too ...

For literally ONE day it got cool enough for hoodies and sweats...

We went to Pirate Day storytime

Went to a fall festival ...

Where Grammy bought us pumpkins to paint

And they got to pet a pony.

I love this pic. Blake's face is priceless! If only we knew what he was saying.

The fall festival overlooked a river where my dad and I once spent days fishing. As many know he passed away 5 years ago on Oct 2nd. As we were leaving the festival a butterfly flew by. Chinese legend believes butterflies are a sign of "long life" and the Greek believe its the spirit of a person who has passed. In any event, it took my breath away and gave me a peace that I was looking for. He was there to let me know it would all be ok. He knew the matters of my heart. <3