Thursday, August 13, 2009

We're baaaack

After much toil I finally got the password redone so that I could get in. Of course I had to redo my password to get into my email too. I forgot it all!!

Today's Nathanael's 4th birthday and with that comes so much reminisence which I can't indulge in right now. At the moment he's getting into stuff and throwing a multitude of things down the stairs and so I think he wants my attention. Suffice it to say he's growing by leaps and bounds and I can't imagine life any other way!!! I am soooo grateful for him. He is my own little treasure! Be back later on!!! Kitty and Sir Natty

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is the image of one very tired little man, recouperating from his very tireing weekend. Thursday night he starts screaming, wants Mama to pick him up, he wretches but doesn't actually "get sick". Later on, in bed, he manages the "deed" and gets very sick. He's weak, doesn't want to get out of bed for me to change it but I do, laying down a heavy blanket with layers of towels over it, hoping that future incidences will be caught by the easy-to-remove towels. Poor big sister Shannon, she's in the same room as him and she got enlisted to help hold Natty-boy while I clean up...many times. Well Nathanael is scared while sick so when he "got sick" he would fight not to face down, hence getting it all over himself, Mom was petrified of aspiration.
Friday was a snow day and he spent his whole "day off" being weak, unable to feed, feverish and sleepy. Mom tried to give him motrin but it'd come right back up. Mom was finally able to dropper-feed him water and pedialite. By late evening he was able to have about 1/2 a bottle of pediasure.
Saturday was much better. He smelled horribly of acetone and we just kept giving him the pedialite and he progressively got better. By Sunday he was almost his old self again and that evening, after his sweet pea scented bath, you would never know he was sick.
We have to go to school to get a reprieve from our weekend!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Our lil man on the go!

On Monday, Dec 1st Mommy took Nathanael to see his orthopedist for a check-up on his SMO's (foot and ankle supports). Dr. Wilde couldn't believe how much Nathanael had changed since July. Boy has he ever! In July walking was not his main mode of transport, he still favored the commando crawl. Now he's not only walking with confidence but running, dancing and hopping! These little pieces of molded plastic have enabled Nathanael to grow and develop so well! He's getting more exercise thus is getting stronger and bigger. He is looking so much older now! School has helped too in that he has to keep up with his peers and he's doing so very well in school as well. Here's some pics of our lil man and yep, Mommy's proud:

Here's Nathanael drumming to the beat of the music of his heart:

Checking himself out in the BIG mirror:

Weeee! Look at him go!! :

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday Sissy!

Today is the day my sissy Amalie celebrates her 8th birthday! She's very good to me, loving and caring. She gets me up out of my bed in the mornings on weekends so Mummy can sleep in a little bit, makes me my bottle and everything! If I'm crying she's the first to come running and ask me what's wrong and give hugs. I'm lucky to have her as my sissy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Missing Mom and Dad

Kitty here, taking over Nathanael's blog space...just filled with melancholy and woe, missing my parents so much this time of year. The irony of it, you have great parents, excellant upbringing, sweet sweet memories and yet SO much pain after they go. I relished getting together with the whole family on Thanksgiving, walking in the door, smelling the fresh hommemade rolls baking, turky on the stove getting ready to carve. Mom cooked on an old Home Comfort wood stove. So, it was warm, smelled of wood fire and good food. Most of all, we all caught up on what's going on with each other. I'm glad we had that but missing it sorely. It's time for ME to be the Mom, time for ME to create the memories. *sigh* Time for my siblings to do the same. I have so much love for them. I am truly truly blessed. May God bless any readers I might get on this holiday whether you're here or another continent away. Bless you. Kitty
..and I'd attach photos if my NAS drive power supply didn't fry in a recent power's wehre all the photos etc are :-( ugh..some days modern technology gets the best of ya.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Brother..can you spare a dime?

or two or three? A dear friend of ours, Amy, who we met on a Trisomy 21 online forum, is very handy with her crafty beading skills and I'm now asking you to put her to work. As the Mom of a lovely child with T21 (aka Down Syndrome) I applaud those people who can decide to use their talents to advocate for those who may not necessarily be able to speak for themselves. Amy makes these lovely Down Syndrome Awareness Bracelets and is now taking orders.

Amy now needs us to advocate for family resiliency in crisis. Amy's husband just lost his job without severance pay. I didn't know they could do that in this day and age but apparently they can. I think the family would appreciate your help during this holiday season and would love to make a bracelet for you or for you to give as a gift. Thank you for your consideration and for reading my blog :)

Visit Amy and her family at The Flege Farm (see link over on the right) or email Amy:
Email Amy for more information!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter's Officially Here

We are NOT pleased with having to be bundled up:

Isn't big sister Gwen beautiful though?

Gwen braving the elements walking to the car to go to school:

bbrrrRRrrrr thanks for looking and man, do we look forward to the thermometer going above 30 farenheit! Thank you "Auntie" Amy in Iowa for the snowsuit..3rd year we can use it!!