Friday, May 31, 2013

I'm still here!!


I am finally feeling a bit more like myself.  A combination of medication and acupuncture has helped tremendously.  Also, only having one of the kids at a time has saved my sanity.  There are still times I feel overwhelmed, but it's nothing like it was before. I just keep telling myself- one day (or hour) at a time, soon everything will be back to normal. Steve and his parents have been so helpful with everything and I can't thank them enough for all they have done. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on my last post. 

Emily is 19 months now and she is enjoying "school".  Of course with school comes new germs so we have been dealing with more sickness which isn't fun.  She's had croup, an ear infection, sinus infection, a constant runny nose, etc. etc.  But all in all I think going to school has been really beneficial for her.

She is still as sassy as ever and has been saying more words which cracks me up! Her most used words are: 'no no' (mostly when I want her to come inside), 'shoos' (shoes), 'Pitie' (Mickey), and 'yodurt' (yogurt).  This girl would stay outside all day and night if we let her, it makes her so happy.


We took her to the zoo over the weekend and she was in heaven!  Pointing, making animal noises, eyes wide- it was so fun to watch!!  She loves her animal books and little people zoo so seeing the animals in person was fun for her (and us)!

Gavin is doing really well, he is 4 months old now (crazy!) and his latest check up with his surgeon at Children's went better than we could have hoped for.  His heart and lungs are looking great and she told us that for the most part he is a "normal" baby.  Music to our ears!!

He cut his first tooth last night and has been rolling from back to belly since 3 months.  He's so active, talkative and very curious- always trying to grab something and trying his hardest to sit up.  He is such a happy baby and we are beyond thankful that he is doing so well.


We are getting ready for Gavin's baptism in a couple of weeks.  Most of my family is coming to PA and we can't wait to see everyone and have them all meet Gavin!

I have been reading all of your blogs from my phone but for some reason it won't let me comment- is anyone else having this issue, know how to fix it?  I rarely get my laptop out so I'm trying to catch up!  It's been easier for me to see what everyone is doing on instagram and facebook so if you have either, let me know so I can follow you!


  1. Awww - glad to hear from you. And I"m so happy things are looking up!

    Your kids are both beautiful!

  2. First of all, I am going to have to get G a Patriots hat. Boo Steelers....

    I am so glad you blogged! And look at me commenting. We rock.

    I'm so glad you are feeling better. I know that was a super rough time for you. But yay for being on the other side! Super proud of you :)

  3. Very glad you are starting to feel like yourself again, I know how difficult this has been on you, but you are so amazing for knowing your limits of what you can and can't handle right now. I can't get over how big your kids are getting, Gavin is so handsome and Emily is beyond beautiful. I hope that one day soon we will be able to get our kids together, along with Kelly's and have a real playdate/playweek! :-)

  4. Glad to hear your better! Been loving your pics on IG! :)

  5. So glad you are doing better. Gavin is so handsome. I know we're already doing Instagram, but is love to do Facebook too. Email me, or search my Instagram screen name on FB. You should fid me. First part is Jen, second part is my maiden name. I'm on Pinterest too. Same as instagram. I agree, so much easier than blogs right now!

  6. I am soooo glad to hear that you are starting to feel more and more like yourself. I am sure it will take time to feel completely 'normal' again but it definitely sounds like you are well on your way and that makes me so very happy. How wonderful that Steve and his parents have been so great during this tough time.

    Wow, your kiddos are getting sooo huge and grown up.. both of them!!! Slooow down!!! ;) They are both so beautiful.

    Great to hear from you!

  7. It's so good to hear from you! I love getting to keep up with you a little on Instagram, but it's even better to read about how you all are doing. Wishing you even better days ahead with those amazingly cute kiddos of yours! So glad to hear Gavin is doing well...what a handsome little guy he is! Keeping you in my thoughts!


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