Thursday, November 17, 2011

A long week

Whew. It's been a long week here. I'm not sure if this has been national news or not but a horrific crime happened a mere 8 miles from my house when a mother reported her 13 month old child missing and then later confessed she beat him to death. I think I can say it outraged and moved our community and as a mother, it hurt me in a way I cannot describe. I think Brady looked at me like a lunatic when I ran home and hugged him so tight that but when you become a mom, I feel like your heart has a place in it for every child. I hope that through this tragedy, we can raise awareness against child abuse. Maybe we can help save a child like Tyler and I know sometimes we feel overwhelmed, like we can't make a difference but as a social worker whose job it is to provide resources, I see firsthand how a small piece of information can go a long way.

Ugh. Ok, so back to life here in this imperfect household. Not like this compares in any way but then Brady got sick and got his first round of antibiotics this week due to a nasty sinus infection/respiratory crap that is going around like wildfire around here. Our entire house is on antibiotics. We should get a bulk deal, for reals. I'm amazed we've made it two years (well, he did have some in the hospital after his birth) without antibiotics. I am thankful for that but know it won't be the last.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. I'm in denial that winter is around the corner and have not even broke out the coat even though today it got pretty cold!

This age is so much fun but it's hard. The things that come out of his mouth make each day like a new adventure. I call him all kind of pet names and you'll hear him walking around going, 'Oh, honey!' The one thing I am so waiting for is those three magic words. I tell him I love him 100 times a day and I keep waiting but I know the day it comes out of his mouth will be one of those moments I never forget.

Remember post after post about his diaper issues and the damn yeast rash from hell that we've battled over and over? Well we found a solution. Costco wipes. Yep. Since we've used them, no yeast. I can't belive it was that simple. He's still had some eczema but I have my own theories on that!

I know I haven't updated about one of my last posts asking for prayers and I will post more in a big post but I can say, all the prayers worked. I think we are more thankful this year than ever.

The weekend. It's here. I'm ready. I'll leave you with a video of my kid. Since we got this Leapfrog toy, the kid has been able to ID half the alphabet. The pronunciation kills me though. Bubbleyou (W) is by far my favorite.

Last thing and an important one at that. Please pray for little Olivia. They found out recently that even with the bone marrow transplant, she had a 50% chance at relapse. Read her blog and you will be a changed person. It's not fair that kid, a baby, has to go through this. Every night, we pray for her and as they gear up for her transplant, prayers are needed more than ever. Pray hard, my friends, pray hard. 

Happy Weekend, all!


Carrie said...

Go Brady, go! That's awesome. I'll have to check out that Leapfrog toy! I'm totally intimidated by the whole teaching him stuff thing.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Little Tyler breaks my heart....ugh. How precious is little brady!!!

Tiffanie said...

Your kiddo is adorable!
I found your blog through Bloggy Moms - Moms Near You. I also live in Missouri.
I hope you stop by :)