Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy & Sad

Hello.
These past two weeks have just been a whirlwind. Lets start with the good - shall we?
Our count down to Texas has finally approached 10 days until departure. I'm getting excited.
In the next couple of days I'll dust off our traveling bags and start packing for our two week trip.
Other good news.
We *finally* got a puppy. The hubby found a lady who had four white female pom pups & we got one of them. She is adorable. We named her Bella. She is frisky but loves 'little man' to pieces. She's been fairly easy to potty train & pretty content majority of the time. Gideon is having some issues getting used to the newest member of the house - but he'll catch on. I'm still holding out for one of Grizzly's nieces or nephews. Word is the Momma will be pregnant again for her last litter in March.. so I'm crossing my fingers that we'll have a pup from Grizzly's family line by the end of the summer. Two Poms!! I can't contain the excitement that brings me.

Prior to having a kiddo I thought it would be easy to find a 'drop in' day care for a day or two a week. Looks like, here in Cali, that is a pipe dream. I've been searching high and low for a good place to drop him off once a week so he can socialize. Otherwise he's here at the house with me all week, or running errands with me. I feel that he really needs to be around kids his own age & I also feel that it's important that he is in someone else's care for a couple of hours. I'm so scared of him having separation anxiety when we do have to leave him with someone.. because it's bound to happen at some point. If anyone has any feed back on this please let me know. We will be signing up with the YMCA as soon as we return from Texas & I know that will help out.

For the sad portion of this post.
Over the weekend a dear friend of mine lost her 9 month old son to SMA. {Spinal Muscular Atrophy}He was officially diagnosed less then two weeks ago & everything just snowballed. He went to the ER because he got RSV (respiratory infection) and the hospital ran some tests that came back with the SMA results. If you follow me on facebook, I shared a link asking for prayers over the weekend because he took a turn for the worse late Friday afternoon. I have to say that dealing with a death of a child is horrible & I wouldn't wish that one anyone. We were pregnant together, she went to my baby shower, and I got breast feeding advice from her. I've never dealt with a death of a child & I can only imagine what this little family is going through right now. My heart breaks & I haven't cried this much since my Dad died in 2007. In the wake of their grief these amazing parents decided to donate his organs & saved five lives.. FIVE! What an incredible way to honor this little angles life. It's powerful stuff I tell you.
I ask that you all send prayers & healing thoughts to my friend as she continues to raise awareness of SMA & in his honor I will do the same. There are so many illnesses and conditions that we could have, or heaven forbid - our children have, at any time. Each fight & cause are so important to those who have been effected. I ask that you to just add them to your prayers & possibly a donation to help find a cure. Either way this family could use some support through this difficult time.
here is a little SMA information.   

I hope you all have an amazing week!! 



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