Friday, April 17, 2009
Can you believe it? My 3 babies will be 2 in just 1 week! I thought the first year of their life would be the hardest year of my life. Boy was I wrong! Sure, changing 21 diapers, washing 18 bottles, and doing LOADS of laundry was exhausting, but nothing could have prepared us for this past year. Isn't it funny in life how you think, "Nothing could be more difficult than what I'm doing right now! I have the hardest life of anyone I know!" Then...BAM! Another one of life's valleys comes and knocks you right on your whiny behind!!! I feel like we have lived a lifetime in the last 4 months. Life before cancer invaded our family seems like a distant memory. BUT, I won't let my fear take over this great occasion. I have my 4 amazing kids with me today, right now, and in one week Eli, Cara, and Brady will celebrate 2 years of life:) We have a small family party planned (Sesame Street of course)! There will be Eli's favorite (pizza), Cara's favorite (milk), and Brady's favorite (cupcakes).
No news yet from the PT clinic. I called yesterday and left a message with the coordinator. We are hoping to start Brady's service the week after next. We also haven't heard back from Sloan regarding any reports from the tumor they took out. I'm expecting that we will have to keep calling them every few days. Maybe when we are there next week they will know something. We are still planning on driving to Elmira Tuesday evening, spending the night in a hotel, then leaving at 7am via corporate jet from the Elmira airport. We will arrive in NJ, get a ride to Manhattan in a van that the Corporate Angels provide (about an hour ride), have our quick follow up with Dr. L sometime during the day, then get back to NJ for a 5pm flight to Elmira and drive the 2 hours home. Sounds like a fun day huh? I'm still cracking up about the dress code! I just keep thinking, "Well at least the whiny two year old eating cheezits, drinking juice, and putting stickers all over the seats is wearing khakis!" Ha!
Enjoy a few pictures from the last week! By the way, I only need 3 more nominations to enter the Mother of All Bloggers contest. Thank you to those who have taken the time to nominate me. If you would still like to help me out, follow the directions under yesterday's post. Thanks:)