Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We are officially home owners!

Hey all, we finally closed on our house last Wednesday and have been moving/unpacking since that time. Today was my first attempt to get back into a routine. Garrett and I went on an early bike ride and attempted to find a park to play. We learned later that there is one in our neighborhood, we just didn't go far enough. We will try again tomorrow. Nap time is spent unpacking, hanging, and planning for the changes in the house. I absolutely love our new house, Bill and I are having fun making it our own. Our kitchen is open to the family room and it is easy to keep and eye on Garrett no matter where goes in the house. I think Garrett loves it too, because he was never able to go to his room and get a toy to return with it, being that it was upstairs. Now he gets to enjoy his room, the family room and his own bathroom all within earshot of mom. YEAH! One of the best parts is that we are back to the point where almost everything is Garrett proof, meaning we don't have to follow a foot behind him to see what he is into. Also, it is nice to have custody of our animals back, welcome home Ruby and Mouse Eater (she spent the last four months as an outdoor cat because of allergies).

Also, an update on Delaney. Things are going well in recovery, they are taking her off the medicine one day at a time, so it is slow. No news on how long they will be in the Cardiac ICU or in the hospital, it may be the end of the week or it may be another week. Only time will tell. She was removed from the ventilators yesterday and I believe they took her off the feeding tube today. Thank you for all of you who have offered your prayers, please keep them up as it will be a long recovery from surgery. The average adult takes 6-8 weeks to recover from this surgery, just imagine a 7 pound baby.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Out of the surgery and doing well

Delaney is out of surgery and doing well. She is in recovery right now and Jen and Rusty can see her within the hour. She will be in the hospital for at least a week. Please still keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She still needs your strength in the recovery process. Thank you to those that did read and pray!

Please Pray

Hey Everyone, this is a call for prayers. Many of you have heard about my cousin that has two sets of twins, one set of boys (almost 3 years old) and the other girls. Well the girls are now 8 weeks old after being born 5 weeks premature. One of them was born with a whole in her heart, Delaney. The doctors said that she would have to have surgery to repair her heart, but wanted to wait until she was at least 13 lbs, roughly October. Sunday afternoon, she was crying really badly and my cousin just didn't feel right about the situation. She was turning blue and come to find out her oxygen level was dropping down to 30%. They took her to the hospital and the team of doctors determined that the time was now, she needed surgery and needed it quickly. Jen and Rusty rushed her to Tampa, and she is currently in the children's hospital awaiting open heart surgery to repair her heart today. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers today and the coming weeks as she recovers. This tiny 8 week old baby only 7 lbs, will under go one of the hardest surgeries. She is a fighter, but we need all the prayers today and in the next few days.

I will try to post more as I hear, but for now please keep the Evans Family and especially Delaney in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pee Pee on the Potty

We recently decided that we were going to start the process of potty training Garrett. I have read up on what to expect, how to and so on. We decided that we were going to try the three day method, however we were going to wait until we moved into the new house to start. With all the transition we thought this would be better. However, Garrett has taken a great interest in potty time with Mommy and Daddy (and for those of who have never potty trained, this is normal, I am not a gross parent!) Garrett surprised me one day when I asked him if he wanted to go potty. He sat on the potty (clothes on) took off some toilet paper and wiped himself, put the toilet paper in the toilet, flushed the toilet and then we washed our hands. He has done this a couple of times now. Cute, right! Bill criticized me later, that boys don't sit or wipe (their fronts anyways). That is what happens when you hang out with Mom all day, he can watch Daddy on how to stand. Anyways, I thought to myself now would be a good time to buy a kids potty, so I did. Now we have been putty him on the potty each chance that we get just to get him used to the idea. We'll today we had a great day. I was getting him ready to get to the shower when I asked him to sit on the potty. HE DID IT!!! One of the things that I read is to make up a song to celebrate, so we did, it sounds kind of like a conga line song. So we did the conga around the house to celebrate!!! He was so excited! I know that this does not mean he is potty trained, but it is definitely a small step in this process.

As, I am writing this post, I feel like I am having a Jon & Kate plus 8 moment, where she took a picture of her kids poop and put it on the refrigerator. Don't worry, I will not be posting when that happens! And no pictures will be added or taken for that matter. No worries later Garrett's girlfriend will hear about the fact that his Mom blogged about his first pee pee on the potty!