Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanks, thanks, and more thanks...

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest times of year where we sit and reflect on what we are most thankful for. I do have to say I am thankful everyday, but it only seems right to share with others my thanks on this thanksgiving day...

First as many of you know my biggest thing I am thankful for as I share this as much as possible. Jack!!! He is the best gift I could have ever recieved. He is my everything. With all that he has taught me, you wouldn't think that he could teach me anything more, but everyday he teaches me new love, new hopes, and new dreams. He brings smiles to many people and that I adore. I can't express enough the love I have for this child because it is never ending, and its funny because I have never felt more love coming from another human being than I do with Jack. Even though he can barely talk or use full sentences... his actions say it all! I love that little boy of mine and couldn't be more thankful that we have him here with us! He is a true blessing.

One thing I am thankful for and I probably do not say it enough.. is my husband. Justin is such a hard worker and does so much to provide for this family. He works so many hours and would work more if given the opportunity. When Jack was born, we went down to one income, which was never our plan until we learned of Jacks heart defect. There was no way I could keep a job and stay at the hospital as long as we did and as often as we did. It was our goal to keep Jack healthy and keeping him out of daycare played a major role in doing so. Justin took on the position as the main provider for our family. Because of Justin, we have been able to have everything we need because of his hard work and dedication to keeping our family going. Our house, our car, food on the table, and some extras when we need it. He doesn't ask for handouts and we haven't really had to ask for help, he just works more hours if we need something. We have all these wonderful things because of his hard work. I don't think he hears it enough but I am so very proud of him and so is Jack and we are very thankful to have you in our lives!

I am also thankful to be expecting baby #2 in June!! Justin and I have always talked about having two children before we found out about Jacks heart. But after Jack was born we sort of said no way to having anymore children. I think it was mostly fear of it happening again to the next child and not wanting to go through all that Jack has gone through, again. But after having Jack home and healthy for a year... we started talking about it and decided we really wanted Jack to have a sibling. And it happened!! We are praying very hard for a healthy baby. We have a 5-10% chance of another heart defect, but we are looking at it as we have a 90% chance of a healthy baby... 90 is greater than 5-10!!! So we will find out in January when the doctors can get a good look at this babies heart!! So help us pray for healthy and if you wanted to add "girl" in there too, that would be fine by me (wink, wink)!!

So we have a lot to be thankful for, but didn't want to leave any of you out in my little list of thanks. But I can not express enough how thankful I am to have all of you who pray for our family, epecially Jack. I really think it helps in so many ways, and when we are feeling so down when Jack has his procedures or surgeries, I can really count on all the people who pray for him and us, to lift us back up again. I appreciate the time YOU take out of your lives to think about us!! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Post Cath and doing great!!

Jack had his 6th Heart Catherization this past thursday.. Can I just tell you how weird it was to walk into Childrens Hospital for the first time in a year. It was so strange to be there, but it felt like we were back home. I absolutely love the feeling that you get from the staff at Childrens. I had such fear knowing we were going there, but then once we were there for Pre Op on wednesday, I really didn't have much fear at all. It was more like excitement. I couldn't wait for Jacks boston team to see how big Jack was and how much he has progressed in his development. Seriously, he walked the halls as if he owned the place. And I must say, he was the cutest little patient rocking his hospital gown all through the halls. Each time Jack had a test for pre op and a different nurse came in for that test, it was always a nurse that Jack had in the past and they could not get over Jack. I swear he should have given out autographs with all the attention he was getting.

His Cath went great. In his pre op echo cardiogram, it seemed as though there was going to be a lot of intervention to balloon his Pulmonary Artery, the Aortic Arch, and the Atrial septum. But once he was in the Cath they were able to see his anatomy better and they only needed a slight ballooning of his Atrial Septum, which we knew before even going into the hospital. So his cath only took a couple of hours and he came out of it wonderfully. The surgeon said that Jack was a great example of a perfect Glenn. Which means his anatomy from his last open heart surgery couldnt look better. Great to hear. After the cath, he was supposed to lay flat for 5 hours but by hour 4 they couldnt keep Jack down so they let him get up to walk around and play. This kid has too much energy to waste lying down. He had a very uneventful night, which is great. He was only a little restless but got a great amount of sleep. His mamma on the other hand, not so much. Daddy managed to snag a bed down the hall and got some sleep. I stayed in the room with Jack. Brenda our nurse offered to bring in a stretcher for me to sleep on but I insisted the chair bed in the room was perfectly fine. Well, in the middle of the night I woke up with my legs elevated to the ceiling and my head to the floor and decided it was not comfortable at all. I didn't want to wake Jack up witht the noise of getting a bed in the room so what did I do, I climbed in the crib with Jack. Yes, this mamma shared a crib with Jack. I do not recomend it what so ever! It was better than the chair but man I was sore in the morning.

In the morning, Jacks cardiologist came to check on Jack. He walked around with Jack and I, sat and just watched jack play. I swear he was going to cry. He was in complete AWWWW over Jack. At one point he paused and asked if he could take some credit for how wonderful Jack was. I said ABSOLUTELY. I nearly cried but for some reason held my tears back. It was one of the most incredible moments I have had with Jacks doctor. I honestly adore that man!!! He was definately sent to us by someone special "up there" because he knows Jack better than anyone else, and you couldn't ask for more in a doctor.

So we got to go home the day after the cath which was wonderful. But the saturday after the cath Jack woke up with a terrible cough that worried us. So we took Jack into his local pediatrician. Jack had a bit of swelling to his trachea from the vent so his doctor put him on steriod meds to ease the swelling of his trachea. He is doing so much better now! You would never know he just had this procedure.

Thank you again for all the well wishes. Our family truly appreciates it and one day Jack will be able to say the same, right now his vocabulary is a bit limited. But I know he thanks you! SO heres to an uneventful winter season as in HOSPITAL FREE and a great holiday season spent with our families!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

We're Back!!

Hey Everyone, I would first like to apologize for my neglect to this site! It was not intentional. When Jack was born I had been using my laptop to update his sites. On our third week in the hospital my computer bit the big one! So my mother was so nice to let us use her computer while we were there and we ended up keeping it for a while ( a good year and a half) until we were able to get a new one. Well we got the IPAD2 and as cool as it is, it is limited to the things you can do, and one of those things we were unable to do was update this blog. Then my father came through and sent me one of his extra laptops! Thank goodness for parents! I swear I don't know what I would do with out them!!!!

Now onto Jack, well he is now 19 months old!! I can not believe it! He is doing really well right now and doing everything a 19 month old should be doing. This mamma is exhausted trying to keep up with him all day. He is into EVERYTHING and doesn't stop to catch his breath... or mine for that matter.

On November 3rd our year free of hospital stays will come to an end. It has been so lovely not living the hospital life for the past year. But we knew at one point that it would come to an end. Jack is scheduled to have his 6th heart catherization on November 3rd. During this cath the doctors will be balloon dialating his atrial septum once again. This is to keep him good until his final stage surgery, which is scheduled for MARCH. We already have been told that Jack will have to stay overnight, but if I know my son and I think I do, we will be there a bit longer. If we don't stay longer and he proves me wrong well let's just say I wont be mad at him :)

I am nervous about this upcoming cath because of Jack's age. We just had a recent trip to the ER because Jack was dehydrated and it caused his oxygen levels to get really low. It was pretty scary. But with IV fluids and rest he was back to being himself in no time. As for the day at the hospital, can I just say OH MY GOODNESS that was H-E double hockey sticks. He did not want anything to do with anyone. No doctors, no nurses, NO ONE except for my mom and I. At one point when his cardiologist came in the room Jack shook his head no and pointed out the door, basically telling the doc to get out! Although I did think it was funny, it only gave me a glimps of what we are in for in a couple of weeks. UGGGGGH! Someone may need to sedate this mama for this next cath.

The pictures I have posted are of Jacks first trip apple picking. He didn't do as much picking as he did eating that day. As you can see in the pictures he is just eating apples. At one point I caught him hiding under the tree with a few apples in his lap and bites out of all of them! So cute really! But it was a fun day and I am glad we were able to get him out to the apple orchard.

I have a favor to ask. My mother- in laws step daughter Kristen has been admitted to MGH here in boston while she was on a visit from north carolina. During her stay here she unfortuneately came down with an infection in her heart. She has quite the medical history but this was unexpected and could require heart surgery to not only take care of the infection but also do repairs to her heart. So please keep her in your thoughts and prayers! She needs as many as she can get to get her up and healthy! Keep your head up Kristen- you are in a great place!!

I also wanted to say a special thank you to my mom... Since Jack was born she has been right there by mine and justins side through it all. She hasn't missed anything and We feel very lucky to have her. I feel safe knowing that she knows everything about Jack and if there were ever and instance that we would not be there, I know she would be able to handle anything when it comes to Jack. Everytime I am alone at the hospital with Jack, I can count on my mom to show up and help me. Justin can't be there all the time because he needs to work or we wont survive. And it is hard being there alone and I couldn't do it with out my mom half the time! We are sooooo very thankful. Jack loves his nana, even cries when she leaves. But you can see they are always gonna have that special bond!!!

So finally an update!! Now if you could alll just think positive thoughts for Jack in these next few weeks that he gets in and out of this cath with flying colors!! I know in my heart he will do great, but the extra prayers always help!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Love that little fighter of mine!!

Jack had a cardio appointment on May 3rd, the first one since February. It feels like it has been forever! We got some great news that healed the knotting in my stomach, well for now at least. I have been dreading the news that Jack will have to have his final surgery early. I also had a horrible feeling that they were going to send us right into boston for another heart catherization. I guess with Jack's history I get these worried feelings. But... Jack actually had a great appointment. Jack's heart function seems to be doing great and he will be a canidate for the fontan surgery, but not until he is between the age of 2-4. What a GREAT feeling! The only thing that could change this time frame is if Jack's oxygen levels start to go down. Which, still unexplainable by his doctor, his levels are pretty high for a hypoplast. He SATS ( oxygen saturation levels) at about 89-94. Which a usual hypoplast can sit inbetween 70-89 and it be ok. This news brings such ease to our family. We can now just relax for a while and work on keeping Jack as healthy as he can be.

Another great piece of news... Jack no longer needs to take his blood thinner Plavix. We just got word last night that all the boston doctors and his local cardiologist spoke and made the decision. Sweet!!! I have been making the joke that I am going to strap a helmet on Jack as well as some hockey gear to protect him from his falls. Every little bump made this mumma so very nervous. We had a few unexpected trips to the doctor after he hit his head to check for brain bleeding. Talk about scary. This kid is walking and practically running, so ofcourse he is gonna have a fall here and there. Because of the Plavix, he would actually bruise right away. His knees were covered in bruises and it was just from crawling. Jack's doctor wanted to take him off this med for that reason. He worried about too much blood forming a hematoma, which would hospitalize Jack. So now that Jack's heart function is doing so well, he no longer needs this med.
We did have one short visit to the hospital this past month. Jack got the dreaded CROUP. We aren't sure how or where. But this is a viral illness that he could have picked up anywhere. Poor kid, couldn't stop coughing and at one point I could see him struggling. I called the oncall doctor and she advised me to get Jack to the hospital right away. They gave Jack a breathing treatment as well as some steroids to ease the cough and get his breathing back to normal. We were there for quite some time because the meds that were given also increase the heart rate so they needed to monitor him. I swear, Jack was healthy all winter long, and now that we are in spring he all of a suddens gets sick and not with just a cold but CROUP. He is doing so much better now and is finally back to his normal, running around getting into everything, self.
What is Jack doing these days... well he is talking up a storm. He even said Jack tonight. Well it was AAACCCK! but close enough. Everytime Justin walks in the door, Jack says Hi Love. Which is really cute because thats what I say to Jack everytime he sneaks up behind me. He is going to be a chatterbox. He does not stop talking all day long and I LOVE IT! He surprises me with new things everyday.

Now that we know Jack is doing so well, we are going to try and plan a small family vacation. Not too far from home ofcourse. It will be nice though, Justin can finally use some vacation time on vacation and not for another hospital stay. Just to go away as a family, anywhere will do. Although I'm thinking somewhere that has a beach involved. Jack loves the tub, so I can only imagine him with a big huge one like the ocean. Oh, I can't wait!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life is good!

I recieved a call from Childrens Hospital Boston a few months back asking that Jack join a study they were doing on developmental and motor skills in children like Jack who have had numerous heart surgeries and procedures. I said yes for many reasons, but the main reason I said yes was because most children like Jack are usually 3 months behind due their surgery history, but for some reason, I never put Jack in that category. He always seems to be doing so well. This was a great visit to Childrens. It was the first time we were there and Jack wasn't having complications. We hadn't been there in 5 months.. Jacks longest break between visits. It felt good to walk in there for a good reason. The doctor leading the study was such a wonderful lady and she took to Jack right away. Ofcourse when she walked up, Jack said "hi" and showed her his truck as he made the Brrrrrrrrmmm noise for the truck (his daddy taught him that). The doctors face lit up with amazement. It was a great way to start the session. Basically the Doctor just played with Jack. She had a bunch of different toys and showed him what to do to see if he could do it too. As she did this, she had a scoring method to place Jack in his developmental level. Jack scored at 14 months in most categories!!! So instead of three months behind, he was two months ahead. Honestly, I couldn't help tears from flowing. But they were very happy tears, I promise! I am just sooo proud of Jack and who he has become already. The doctor was very impressed and said it was so nice to have a child like this on the higher end of the spectrum. She also said to watch out, we are gonna have a talker on our hands. Thats great, I will just buy some ear muffs for when I need some quiet time, Im just kidding, maybe!! To end the session, Jack put us all in shock. This wasn't even a part of the test. There was a small set of stairs in the room. It was just three stairs, Im pretty sure to practice with children. Jack never in his life has been on stairs. Jack climbed right up the three stairs. No fear at all, just went right up them like he has been doing it for years! So impressive because we don't have any stairs at our house. Im sort of saying thank goodness for that because that would be a fun game for him all day, not so much for me. It really was so great to see though. I am so glad Jack is doing so well with all of this. He doesn't seem to let anything stop him. He is into everything and I love it! My house is destroyed by the end of the day, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Between the trail of toys from one room to the next and the tupperware all over the kitchen floor, I can't help but love the mess. He learns knew things everyday. He picks up on things very easily. His Nana is very great about teaching him new things too. She gets right down on the floor and plays with him. I swear when she walks in the door for a visit, he literally wants to jump out of my arms because his play date Nana is here. He knows its time to Rock and Roll and get to play time business. It so cute! I know I don't post all of the time, but I set this page up mostly to give you updates on Jack's surgeries and doctor appointment updates. I realize, as much as I am not on here blogging away... its only because we really are living a normal life. I love that I don't have a lot of updates because things are actually going really well. I am one busy mamma because Jack gets ALL of my attention. We are looking forward to a great spring and summer, with lots to do. We are planning some trips away with friends and Jack and I will definately be spending a lot of time at the beach. What can I say, Life is Good!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jack is ONE!!!

Jack turned one on March 12th!! We had a wonderful day celebrating this HUGE moment in Jack's life. I know turning one is a big deal for any parent. But for us, this day couldn't have been a bigger deal. As all of you know, Jack has overcome so much this past year. Between two major heart surgeries and 5 heart catherizations, our little man has shown us what life is truly about. Through all the things he has shown us in this past year, I think the true meaning of love stands out the most. I never would have imagined having these feelings that I do now. Everything Jack does brings a tear of joy to my eye. Sometimes it makes me a sobby mess, but in a good way. I have said it before but I don't think I will ever stop saying it, this boy AMAZES me!

Since Jack has turned one, he has picked up some funny habbits. I guess when you are one, you no longer have to wear socks. I chase Jack around the house trying to put his socks back on but once I turn around, he takes them off again. I think he gets that from me, as I am not a big fan of socks either. Another new thing, a dirty look, when he doesn't like something you will know. It is really cute though, he squints his eyes and makes a pout with his lips. Also, no one can pass Jack without him saying "hi".. and he will say it until you say it back. We were in Target the other day and he said hi to a lady about ten times waving both hands until she noticed him and finally said it back, he laughed as if it were a game and he won.

Jack is also a dancing machine. He loves music and loves to dance. Anytime he hears music he will stop what he is doing and push his toys out of the way to make room to dance. I think he gets that from his daddy, for those of you who know Justin, you can't get him off the dance floor at a wedding because he loves to dance.

Jack is such a happy and loving little boy. He smiles at everyone and loves all the attention he can get. He is a busy little boy, as you can see my post is late, he keeps me on my toes. I am one tired mama at the end of the day. I love it though. Nothing could make me happier. Many moms say they need to get away or have a break. I honestly leave for a half hour and can't wait to get back to my little man.

Justin and I want to thank everyone for the HUGE amount of support and love we have received in this past year. It really has been such a blessing to have all of you in our lives, even the ones we barely know but still share your prayers for our family. Jack is going to have another big year. Many more milestones to reach, I think walking is in the VERY near future... But he may also have his 3rd surgery sooner than we thought. Usually its at 2 years old but Jack case is a little different and he may need other things in his heart fixed to function properly and this will bring his surgery sooner. Maybe between 16 to 18 months. It really isn't too far away really. So please keep sending your positive thoughts and prayers, I am a true believer that they are a big help in getting Jack, Justin, and I through it all.

Happy 1st birthday Jack, you mean so much to so many people, and have changed the lives of many... Keep up the fight! Love Mamma and daddy!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011


So Jack had a cardio appointment yesterday and it went so well! His levels were where they needed to be and his EKG looked great! The doctor said he doesn't need to see him for another 3 Months!! 3 Months!!! Oh my thats a long time. He went from having weekley appointments to having appointments every two weeks, then monthly, and now... he won't go in for another 3 Months! It's scary and great at the same time. I can't believe he has made it to this point already. What will we do with all our time? The doctor said that he hopes we take this time to get out and about, ofcourse if the snow will ever stop. So come spring Jack and I are gonna get out of this stinkin house and start to enjoy all the great things that we can be doing. We are gonna remain "safe" until RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) season is over which is until the end of March, but after that, look out world here we come!

In the next appointment, in 3 months( i sort of like saying that), we will probably get a better idea on how long we will wait for his next surgery. Timeline is showing it will most likely be before he is two. More like 18 months. With his Atrial Septum issues, the stent they put in to widen the septum will stay the same size, but because he is growing, his body will grow around that stent and that could cause some problems. So that is why they will do the surgery sooner rather than later.. But in the surgery, they will be able to remove the stent and fix the problem so there will be no more worries about the Atrial Septum. I can't believe Jack is one step (one surgery) closer to being more like a regular baby! He still ofcourse won't be able to do all that other kids do, but he will be pretty close.

Jack's doctor also said that he doesn't feel it is necessary to have an at home nurse anymore! WHAT!! But we like her coming!! She really only comes to do weight checks now and was going to stop coming once Jack hit 20 pounds anyways, but we really like her coming. I guess it is time for us to say our goodbyes to Nurse Jen! We will miss you Jen and we thank you for all that you have done for Jack. You have always been right on when you thought something wasn't right with Jack and you were always easy to talk to when I needed some advice! Thank you thank you thank you! We were very lucky to have you!

So I guess we are on the road to being "normal"! It feels pretty good! I have been breathing a lot easier and have been a lot less fearful. Although I don't think the fear will ever fully go away, it is definately leaving more space for enjoyment and happiness!

Leaving with one last thing:

February 7th through the 14th is National CHD (congenital heart defect) Awareness week! Please wear red in support of Jack and all his little buddies who fight this battle everyday and for all the babies and children who have earned their angel wings from losing their battle with CHD's.
Thank you!! and Jack thanks you for all of your support!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Jack is on the go!!

Jack is fully crawling now! I can't believe it! He pulls himself up and is getting into EVERYTHING! He plays catch with his ball, waves hi and bye, and rolls his trucks across the floor. It really amazes me only because with Jack's condition, he is supposed to be behind in his motorskills, but he is right on. Childrens Hospital called and asked that I bring him in to check on his motor development due to the fact that they are supposed to be behind. This is a study on children who have had Heart surgeries to see how far they have come in development. They want to play with him for a few hours to see how he does and then give feed back to what can be done to help him get further. I told the coordinator how well he was doing and she said it would be great to have him in the study to show that some of these babies can succeed in reaching motorskill goals in his age group. It makes me proud that my son is one of the babies that are doing so well.

I am waiting to hear back from Jack's pediatrician to do a test on milk alergies. Jack since he had started formula, has had a Milk protein alergy. Usually babies outgrow this alergy and can start milk by age 1. The peditrician said to start introducing dairy to him now so that we can transition him to milk at age 1. Since Christmas he has been having yogurt and cheeses as well as mashed potatoes and other dairy products. Well, since we have started those, Jack has had congestion along with eczema and really messy diapers. His congestion got so bad we ended up bringing him into the hospital because his oxygen levels were dropping. He had a full check on his heart, and for once, it was not his heart! Thank goodness for that!... So we left the hospital with the doctors saying its a "virus" and he will get over it. I started putting timelines together on when he has changed things like, diet, sleep, congestion, and his ezcema. It all started with him eating dairy. And as we all know, you aren't supposed to believe everything on the internet...but I googled milk alergy in babies and all the symptoms shown were exactly what Jack had. So I stopped the milk and about two days later all the symptoms went away. Congestion and all.. So I have asked that on Jacks next weight check visit, we re-test him for milk alergy. Hopefully if that is the case we can still find foods for Jack to eat that will still beef him up. He may just have to be the meat and potatoes kind of kid! But thats ok... what ever it takes!!

In 6 weeks, Jack is going to be 1!!!! I can not believe it!! What a very exciting time in our lives! Jack reaching 1-is a huge milestone! I swear he is gonna be walking by then!! And... Justin is finally letting me take him for a haircut! His first little boy hair cut! I will definately post pictures when that time comes!!!! My little guy is growing up!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy 10 Months Jack, and happy new year to everyone!!

Jack is 10 Months, I honestly can't believe how fast time is flying by! Not only that, I am really knocking hard on wood as I say this, but this is the longest Jack has gone with out having an unexpected hospital stay. Or any kind of hospital stay at all... It feels so good knowing we have been home for this long and Jack is doing great! He is crawling around, running me over in his walker, and babbling up a storm, and he has 3 teeth! Oh and He LOVES to Dance!
Jack decided that he no longer likes babyfood. Who can blame him, that stuff is pretty blah!! So he has been eating real food. He LOVES grilled cheeses and cherios. He eats chicken, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots,waffles, and pancakes. And anything that needs to be spoon fed, he insists on doing it himself, honestly we have to wait to give him a bath until after dinner because he is covered by the time dinner is over. But, I like that he is persistant on doing it himself. It fits his personality and I love his drive to do things on his own.
We have to go back to the pediatrician in a few weeks to check his weight. He has been in the 1 percentile in the weight category for quite some time now. You would never know it if you saw his cheeks!! Hopefully all this real food will beef him up in no time and we can get him from 16 and 1/2 to 20 pounds by his first birthday, which is in 2 MONTHS!! My goodness I can't believe it! Although, I am sort of resistant of him reaching the 20 pound mark... at that point we will no longer have his home visits from his nurse. I like the nurse coming once a week. She is sooo good with Jack and she definately knows her stuff. I think its just the reassurance that Jack is doing ok and we have weekly visits to tell us so. At the same time, its a good thing because it means jack is doing so well, he doesnt need a nurse anymore!
We also go back to the cardiologist in a few weeks (now doing monthly visits) to check on Jacks blood clot and heart functioning. I have this feeling as though the blood clot has left his leg. I do not see any discoloration of his leg anymore, so I am praying the doctors were right that it was old and will go away on its own. I like not having these weekly visits to the cardio doc, its nice to not have the hospital be the only place we really get to visit. Again, I miss the reassurance of Jack being checked out weekly. But it just means he is doing so great and I wouldn't want it any other way!
Glad to be saying goodbye to 2010. It has definately been the most crazy and eventful year of my life so far. I have learned a whole bunch of things about myself and I have definately done most of my life changing in this past year! Having Jack as a part of my life (actually he is attached to my hip, no joke!) has honestly given me light on who I am really supposed to be. Everything I do now, revolves around decisions that can only better our lives and ofcourse what is best for Jack. I have had to make some pretty hard choices this past year and being a mom to a child with a heart defect was the first of the hard choices I made. I can say though, I have no regrets what so ever. Jack has brought so much to my life. He has brought so much love, strength, gratitude, and knowledge into my world. In ways I have never felt before. I have also met a lot of really great people because of Jack. I am not the only heart mumma out there... there are quite a few that are going through the same things as we are and its so nice to be able to share and compare with other moms. Helps you feel not so alone..
I love watching Jack grow and change. I was going through my pictures of Jack and to see from when he was born till now, what a difference. He is adorable and funny. His personality just makes you want to eat him up! I love how much he loves his mumma, and how much he adores his daddy. He crawls over to the door and says "DA" and it is the cutest thing. I never knew being a mom could be so rewarding!
So Cheers to 2011!!! Let this new year bring great new things, great health, and no unexpected woes! Oh and some more money would be nice too, hehe! I am looking forward to a great year! Happy New year everyone!!!