December 14, 2011

Wednesday Randoms

I am so far behind so I figured I'd just post some randomness and share some cute pictures!

*Most importantly - Kate's health.  Kate had a less than stellar clinic visit yesterday.  For some reason, her hemoglobin is low and she is yet again dependent on red blood transfusions.  This is not good, especially considering how far out she is from her transplant.  Several tests were ordered and we should hopefully have answers by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.  We will not know the severity of the issues until we know the cause of the low counts.  We are praying it is not the worst case scenario and is easily fixable!  In the meantime, Kate will be receiving red blood.

*Alex and I are horrible at waiting when it comes to giving gifts.  This meant that the day Kate's PBK anywhere chair was delivered, it was set up and put out!  Santa fail on our part but Kate loves it so I'm glad she is getting a few extra weeks enjoying it!  However, I think it is going to give me a heart attack!  Kate loves to do anything but sit in the chair!  This is what happens when I ask her to sit on her bottom.  Yeah, not exactly what I meant!

*Kate's hair is starting to grow back and her curls are making a return!  I love that her sweet curls are back!

*The paci addiction is back.  If you remember, Kate stopped taking her paci when she was going through chemo and developed really bad mucositis.  We've been battling major sleep issues so I caved one day and reintroduced the paci.  Much to my surprise, Kate took it and has basically had a paci in her mouth 90% of the day and night ever since.  I'm totally fine with it as her sleep has vastly improved (for us - it's still far from great).  We'll deal with breaking this habit at some point but, with a new baby arriving in less than 4 months, I need all the sleep help I can get!

*Kate has been busy.  Sending texts to her BFFs.  Making important calls.  You know, being 15 months going on 14.  NBD.

*Despite everything she's been through, Kate still loves life and loves to cheese for the camera!

*Arts and crafts are a current favorite over here!  Thankfully, some awesome person invented color wonders because there is no way my OCD self would let a toddler color with real markers!  I mean, I'm sure I would get over it if I absolutely had to but thankfully I don't!  We are big fans of the markers, paint pen things, and finger paints!  They are life savers since we are stuck in the house all the time.

*I'm pregnant with a gigantic baby - but an entire post about Will is coming soon (hopefully tomorrow)!

*This picture melts my heart - love that man and love that sweet girl so much!


Tiffany said...

It is so awesome to see how positive you are even after everything that poor little Kate has to go through! I look forward to seeing how things go with your family and can't wait until baby Will makes his appearance!

Andrea @ The Dawley Fam said...

She is so stinkin cute! I am loving all her Christmas outfits!

mommy baum said...

Adorable photos! I especially love the cute christmas outfit kate is wearing in the first one. Happy holidays to your sweet little family :)

Erin said...

Gah, her eyes are just beautiful! And YAY for curls!!

Lindsey said...

Lindsey, I'm not sure if you received the email I had sent awhile ago (no need to reply you are a busy bee!!) but I just wanted to say that I adore your blog, your strength and your precious family! Kate is so beautiful and I pray that 2012 not only brings about your sweet baby Will, but much health & happiness for all of you! XO

Anonymous said...

What sweet photos. And the chair thing would nearly give me a heart attack, too, I think. Still praying.

Shannon Dew said...

Oh my gosh you guys are just like me & J, we cannot wait to give gifts! We ALWAYS end up giving them early, always!

Shannon said...

Super cute pictures! Praying that you guys get good news with the results of her tests.

Tamika said...

At this age you can take advantage of them not being able to read a calender and give gifts early! The point of giving is to see the person enjoy! :) And that goal was reached - with a few heart attacks for Mum along the way! LOL

Hailey @ Me and My Boys said...

New reader! Love your blog and your baby is precious!! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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