Sunday, March 21, 2010


The weather in Georgia has finally begun to warm up. And Ian is finally allowed to be outside. What a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Friday, March 12, 2010


It's been a long week. Ian had a new set of tubes and a pharyngeal flap procedure last Friday. The flap surgery was to eliminate air escaping from the nose, or "achieve nasal competence". Everything went well on the surgeon's end. They seemed pleased with the results so far. Ian will continue speech therapy through Babies Can't Wait. He will also be starting therapy at Scottish Rite with Dr. Riski, the speech therapist who recommended the procedure. He is still having trouble with "oral pressure consonant sounds". We've already seen some progress, but we still have a long ways to go.

Waiting to be called back, showing off his neat hospital bracelet.

Resting after surgery. The hardest part was seeing him in pain; he cried for a long time after he was brought back from recovery.

Enjoying a couple bites of ice cream. He's on a soft foods diet for at least 2 more weeks, which means none of his favorites: chips, popcorn, and Cheetos...

Playing tic-tac-toe with Daddy. He got to make the board with the Lowe's workshop people. Great way to distract from the pain.

After 2 nights in the hospital, finally getting to go home. 

"Bye fish!"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Big day ahead

As I sit here on the eve of Ian's surgeries, my mind and heart are in a bind. It's very difficult to think about everything for tomorrow, so all I do for now is ask for prayer:

Prayer that Ian will be calm,

Prayer that the doctors will do a great job,

Prayer that Ian will be in little pain,

Prayer that Ian will be able to eat after surgery,

Prayer that Ian will be willing to eat after sugery,

Prayer that Ian will heal quickly.

Thank you in advance. I'll write tomorrow when I don't feel like I'm going to cry thinking about the big day ahead.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

24+4 months


You are talking up a storm! You have a pretty good vocabulary, considering you got off to a late start. I like to call you the "little parrot". You repeat everything! I love that he uses "I" instead of "Ian". It makes him sound older though, which is the downside.

You still love to help Mama in the kitchen. You help cook at least one meal every day. (Even though you don't eat most of them. I'm still hopeful that will turn around one day soon.)

We are working on manners, which you do pretty well with most days. You use your "please" and "thank you" the most, but also say "yes sir" every now and then. And Mama eats it up! I hope you keep such good manners....Although your table manners could use some work.

Love you, little man!