Sunday, July 22, 2012

How do you measure a year?

You know those moments; the ones that completely alter the direction of your life. They can be good or bad. Maybe it happened when you got engaged, or the time you found out a family member had died. You might have had one when you got into the college you wanted to attend, or the first time you ate an In-N-Out Burger.

For me with Natalie, the first of those moments was on an early date at an A's game. Natalie impressed me with her vast knowledge of baseball, and even noted that Jeremy Giambi was a proper leadoff hitter because, despite his lack of speed, he had an excellent on base percentage. In truth, his lack of speed will forever haunt me. (Slide Jeremy, slide.)

More recently, one year ago today in fact, Natalie and I had an experience that forever altered the course of our lives. It happened during our 20-week ultrasound, when we saw this...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Time Flies

Special boys and special bears have dressings!
I cannot believe that it is already mid-July.  Where has the time gone?  I apologize that I have been less than stellar at keeping the blog updated.  In our case, no news is usually good news!

Hello, cords!
We've had an excellent month (or more) since I last posted.  Theo is the happiest little guy, and I feel so lucky that he is my son.  I wouldn't trade him for the world.  He is still growing well, and has become a lot stronger in the last month.  He rolls over non-stop now; we can't keep him on his back, no matter how hard we try.  While that is a great sign about how he is developing his gross motor skills, it means that we get a few extra alarms during the night because he is not draining well on his dialysis, and it means that we wake up to find him with cords wrapped all around his body.  Nick may have a heart-attack from the stress of the cords one day soon.