Thursday, July 23, 2009

First day of Occupational Therapy

Today was our first day of O.T. ( it was more like an evaluation to see what we gotta work on) either way, Brady did great! He just loved Ashley! He is a big flirt!! She is going to start coming out weekly to get Brady doing things that he shold be doing at his age and hes not.. We have noticied such a big improvement since we have taken him off all his meds already. In the past month alone we have stopped Topamax, Phenobarb, Hydrocortizone, Prevacid, and ACTH! So even without the therapy he has already come so far. So this should help even more.
We also saw Dr. Parker today! We love seeing Dr. Parker. She absolutely loves Brady (who wouldn't?) and he absolutely loves her. Our bi- weekly visits are now going to be every 6 weeks! We will miss seeing her as often, but we are glad that Brady man is improving so well! She is very pleased with his progress and has scheduled another EEG just to make sure everything is as good as it seems to be! She seems to think that the reason for Brady's all the sudden panic at bedtime is seperation anxiety!! She said 9-12 months is when they start this and that is right where he is. So now I dont feel like there is anything wrong with him when he just all the sudden starts crying when I put him down... and I can finally explain to Chris that he is not spoiled.. He is supposed to be doing that! He just wants his mommy! and there is nothing wrong with that!
Tonight Chris has invited all his family over for supper.. His sister and her kids are down from Southaven and his Aunt is back in town from work so it will be a good reunion. It will be the first time that we have all been together since the funeral (Chris' dads). I think it is good to keep in contact with your family so I am glad we are doing it! Chris and I just got back from Bay St Louis with my family. We went to the MS funeral Dirctors Association convention. We had a great time! The first night there, all 5 of my siblings and their significant others were there and my Memaw and we had a great time at dinner then at the Casino! It will take Brady weeks to get back on a schedule but we had a good time. So did he!
Till next time,
PS- T minus 6 days till my 25th birthday!! Just a reminder!
Here is Chris and Brady in the hotel hanging out-

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Today is all we have

Tonight Josh and Katie are keeping Brady so Chris and I can meet Trisha and Ryan and see Harry Potter!! I am super excited! I am also missing my baby already. Which has me thinking, what am I going to do with myself when my baby is healed, fixed, recovered, back to normal, just a typical child and I have to put him back in daycare. Now, I know this is what all mothers of babies go through when they first put their little ones in daycare for the first time.. but I'm not "all mothers" and brady is not just"any child". He is baby, he is funny, he is laughing at things for no reason now, just out of the blue; he is smiling at me and bouncing at me when I walk into his room to get him out of his crib EVERY time; he reconizes me as his mom; he clapps his hands and smiles when I shout "YAY"; he is rolling around everywhere, until he hits a wall, then he rolls back; he is up on all fours rocking, just trying to crawl, he is sitting up all by himself, then just crashes back for no reason; he loves the water, bath tub or pool; he jumps in his bouncer all the time! I think he would stay in it all day long if I let him; in the middle of fussing, he laughs; he never cries.. i mean NEVER cries! He is a happy child. He is my child.
Now, for those of you with children, you know these are normal things. But when something happens to your child, your infant child, and there is a possibility that none of those things could ever happen and they do... that's amazing. Every little thing that Brady does is amazing to me. Every little milestone is amazing. Every new thing he does is another reason (on the ever growing list) to give thanks to Jesus Christ. We thought there was a chance he wouldn't see, and he sees; we thought he might not develop, and as you read, he is doing great; Now we don't know what the future holds but I know who holds the future. God hasen't promised us tomorrow yet we are so quick to make "plans". I have never really lived for the day until I became a parent and now I live for every single minute. I cant wait to watch Brady grow and Prosper, but first I am going to enjoy every second I have with him. The same way I should live every single day of my life. We are not promised tomorrow.. Live for today! Rejoyce for today! Be amazed everyday! Life is too short and too fragile and too precious not to take it all in. If your not happy, get happy! If your sad, get glad! If you depressed, snap out of it! Today is all we have.. Today is all we have. Why dont people get that? Be thankful for what you have, be grateful, be compassionate, be pleasant, be respectful, be positive... Love your neighbors, Love everyone.
By the way, I think I must be suffering from PMS .. this just came out of nowhere! I guess it needed to be said. I'm glad he used me to say it.
Because he lives, I live.