Thursday, September 27, 2007

Such A Trooper!

Wow, Tyler is just amazing! Of course, we already knew that. His surgery went great. He went in about 9:30 this morning. The surgery itself took about two hours. They told me that he would then move to the first recovery room where they would help him wake up all the way, etc. Then they would move him to the second recovery room to make sure that he could hold down some juice and crackers and make sure his pain was under control. They told me to expect him to be groggy and fussy. I knew they would be wrong. And they were! He got done with surgery and the nurse came to get me to take me to the first recovery room. She said they were all amazed at how well he was already doing. He was happy and chatty. He was so excited to see me! He did fuss a bit but I think it was more a desire to leave than anything else. They brought him some juice and he promptly drank the entire cup. He smiled and waved at the nurse. He was happy and cheerful. So much so that they let us come home without having to move him to the second recovery room. That kid is something else!

After we got home, he ate some lunch and slept for several hours. Then he got up, ate some more and went to bed. He isn't complaining, not fussing, not crying. He's happy. And that truly makes us happy. We know he will have some recovery time but if today is any indication, he should be good to go!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Here We Go Again!

As you may recall, Tyler was supposed to have surgery in July to separate his "Spiderman" fingers. But, because of a new heart murmur, we had to cancel.
We rescheduled and the big day is tomorrow. We aren't necessarily nervous about the surgery but still. :) Please keep him in your prayers, especially as he recovers. I'll update again soon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tyler LOVES School!

Tyler and Emmalee have both been sick the past few days. I kept Tyler home from school on Monday and Tuesday. I don't think Tyler was too excited about that. On Saturday when he woke up I went into his room and he was doing the "GO, GO, GO" chant. I told him there was no school that day and he cried. It was so sad! On Sunday we had the same conversation with the same results. Monday he did pretty well. Yesterday he didn't ask at all. Then today when I went to get him he was doing the chant again. I told him, "today, you get to go to school!!" He clapped and said, "YAY!!" He was so excited to see the bus driver that he nearly jumped out of my arms before I could hand him off. His teacher sent home a note saying that he was so happy in school this morning.

I am just thrilled that he loves it so much. I hope he always feels this way about school.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Strawbeddy Mecadine For My Heckache

The kiddos both have bad head colds. Blah! I feel so badly for them. I knew this would happen as soon as Tyler started school. He has such a weak immune system and anything he gets, Emma seems to get as well. Poor littles.

We have been giving Emmalee cold medicine at night to help with her symptoms. (We'd love to give it to Tyler also but he refuses to take it. That's another story!) Anyway, at bed time I asked her how she was feeling and she said, "I need some strawbeddy mecadine for my heckache." Talk about just plain adorable! I love her sweet little voice, even with the added nasaly sound due to congestion. What a little love bug!

Here's hoping they both feel better soon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Play, Play, Play!!!

On Saturday we went to Strong Museum of Play with some of our friends we've met through the miracle of adoption. It was a total blast! The kids had so much fun and boy, did they ever take good naps that afternoon. :)

And she's off. They have a mini Wegman's grocery store to "shop" in. This picture reminds me of that old game show, 'Supermarket Sweep.' Emma was in her element.

Sibling Love

Tyler just got home from school. Emmalee and I went out to get him off the bus. We came in and I took Ty's shoes off, turned around for a second and then turned back to see Emma taking his socks off and rubbing his feet. (He isn't a big fan of shoes.) Then she said to him, "I miss you all day, Bubba!" Talk about making your heart melt! He gave her a big smile and giggle. I think he missed her too. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the love my children have for one another.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Pre-School, Day Two

Tyler was so excited to go this morning. In fact, at about 2:00 this morning he was laying in bed giggling and laughing. Brent went in to get him and he said, "go, go, go!!" He was ready for school! He finally went back to sleep around 4:00 and we figured he'd sleep in a little past his usual 6:00 to 6:30. Nope. He was awake and ready to go, go, go again. He is such a hoot. When his bus driver got here, he gave me a kiss and hug and went right to Larry! He will do well at school and I am so happy for him.

Emmalee was not so happy this morning. She told me, "Bubba not going to school anymore!" And then after he left she said, "Momma, I want to see Bubba again." Poor girl. This is going to be tough on her. She already asked if he has to go tomorrow. I was happy to be able to tell her no.
As for me, I think reality is setting in. I cried last night and again this morning. I miss him already. Thank goodness it is only a few short hours until he is home!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tyler's First Day of Pre-School

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Yes, it's official. Our sweet little guy headed off to his first day of pre-school this morning. (Or, as Emma says, "big boy school.") I knew this day would come, I have thought of it and planned for it. But, I certainly couldn't predict how I would actually feel. I did really well. I didn't cry. I didn't feel sad. I didn't get overly emotional. Well, at least not until I started looking through the pictures and realizing that it truly did happen. He really did get on the bus and go to school. He really did spend almost three hours away from me. I really did turn my little baby over to others and trust that they would take care of him and teach him and love him. I really did. There's no going back now. My baby is no longer a baby. He is growing up and there is nothing I can do to stop it. Not that I would want to.....but still. It seems like yesterday that I held him in my arms for the first time. Time flies, as they say.

Honestly, the morning went by rather quickly. Emma and I got a chance to spend some time together and run some errands. We got home and waited for the bus to come. Tyler was so happy! He went on and on trying to tell me all about school. I wish I could understand what he was telling me. It was beyond adorable and I could not have been more pleased. I know he will love school and will learn so much. Of course, that won't stop me from missing him every single day!!