And no, this scare wasn’t A this time. Grandma was here today and I was running out for a little bit to get something off of my dad at work. I took their truck and got two minutes down the road. I was turning right at a light but was stopped as the car in front of me was waiting to turn after someone crossed. I happened to look to my left and there was a car coming straight for me. His arms were straight on the wheel and he was doing about 70 coming straight for my side. Within seconds I stepped on the gas and turned the wheel to the left a bit and moved up. I held my wheel tight as I thought for sure that he was going to take the back end off. I knew there was a lady walking with her baby coming from behind and I looked back and he ended up missing me by an inch, swung hard to the left, went up over the curb and missed her and the baby by an inch! He came to a dead stop on the other side of me between a house and a pole. This happened SO fast. I was so close to death I could taste it. I kinda paused and watched him. He got out of the car, looked at it and got back in. Didn’t even say anything to the poor lady! When she walked up by me I asked if she was okay and she just shook her head. The guy put his blinker on and it kinda freaked me out so I left. I got about two minutes down the road and it hit me. I had to pull over and call my mom collect from a payphone. All I kept thinking was “Oh my god, how am I still alive? A almost didn’t have a mommy.” It was SO scary. There was definitely someone watching over me because honestly there should be NO way that I am still here.
To make things a little more freaky, I just finished reading a book last night called “Suzannes Diary For Nicholaus.” Anyone that has read this knows why today freaked me even more. I started the book Sunday night and finished it last night. Two days and then this. I think I was meant to read it considering I had it here for over a year and hadn’t touched it.
Now for some GREAT news. So A has rolled over twice which I had posted before. Well yesterday I was in the kitchen grabbing his med and came into the room and he was on his belly! About ten minutes later daddy was sitting in here with him and I heard him say “good boy!” Well turns out he missed it because he was watching a show. I grabbed the video camera and started to tape him. And I got it on video!!!! I still haven’t really looked how to download onto the computer but I could watch it over and over and over!!!!
This is how I found A the other morning in his bed…
Hanging in bed with daddy…
Okay now these are exciting! His physiotherapist lays him down on his belly and brings him up so he is on his knees. She supports his head and then puts pressure down on his hands. When she lets go of his head he normally cannot hold it up at all because of the angle that he is on. Well look at my little man!!
Such an amazing kid!!!!
Well things around here have been VERY busy but going GREAT!!! A is doing very well and we are both enjoying the nice days to get outside. And I have some VERY exciting news about A. At the age of 35 months and 6 days he rolled from back to tummy for the FIRST time!!! I was on the phone this morning and had laid him on the floor to watch one his shows. A few minutes later I turned to check him and had to do a double take because he was on his belly smiling away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SO wish that I saw him do it but hopefully there will be more times to come!
I love looking back at pictures. Here he is a year ago today with grandma…
Well I have some very exciting news! On Tuesday night I was giving A a bath and he rolled from his back to tummy for the very first time! YAY! He is so active in the tub and it happened so fast I couldn’t believe it. I went into a bit of panic mode considering he was face down in the water but I quickly grabbed him and turned him over and he was laughing! So at the age of 25 and a half months he did yet something new to prove that he CAN do it!
So yesterday he was back to his normal self after having a fever on Tuesday and being pretty cranky. However today he is back to the fever, gagging, vomiting and just being plain out fussy. I really don’t know what to think is happening but hopefully it is something that will clear on its own.
Yesterday actually was kind of funny because A was just plain old bored. I could tell by how he was acting that nothing was pleasing him. I had him in my room while I cleaned and he didn’t want to be there. I had him in his room and he didn’t want to be there. I took him for a walk which was okay for a while but not long enough! Finally I decided to pull out his swing which he hasn’t been in for ages! And voila, look at what it did to him!
After a nice little nap he was happy! YAY for the swing. So I have decided to keep it within reach. Funny how after a while of not using something they are really interested again.
Shelly was here today to play with A. He wasn’t really into playing today and just didn’t want to do much. I of course had a doctors appointment so I thought getting him out for a bit might help him. He was not happy! I got through my checkup fine, needle included! LOL I do however have to go and get my eyes checked because I find myself squinting a lot of the time when I am watching TV or reading from afar. Should be interesting.
After coming home I tried to get A to sleep because he was SO tired but he just wasn’t comfortable. I gave him some advil thinking that might help him but it didn’t either. It is so hard when he is sick and I just don’t know how to make him feel better. Finally I took him to my bed and laid down with him. He went right to sleep! What a little stinker. It’s okay though because he isn’t EVER in there at night and I wouldn’t start that habit.
So I can also add to my list of things that I have noticed since A has had his implant activated. Lately he is very pouty and scared of things that he never was before but he also gets upset when I walk away from him. He can be content when I walk into his view but as soon as I walk away he starts fussing. It is kind of cute because I always wondered if he really knew that it was “me” and now I know! He also does this at night when I go into his room. He is fine until I walk away and then he has his pout and cry that just make me want to cry too! I just have a hard time understanding why all of these new reactions were not there without hearing. Seems kind of strange to me.
I am back! LOL I don’t know what I would do without my blog. I couldn’t post anything yesterday because my computer wasn’t here and my mom had brought her laptop over but I couldn’t get onto the Internet with it! Ugh I was so frustrated but here I am again.
So yesterday was a busy day. I did a TON of cleaning around here. I had five bags of garbage and I have two bags for good will! A was good today and had a great nap which is how I got so much done. Grandma stopped by for a bit. I took A to the Storm game last night with grandma and grandpa. They played London but ended up losing.
Today daddy worked very long! He started at 9am and didn’t get home until 10:30pm! I had a great day with A as you will be able to tell from the pictures! He is getting to be such a little boy! I am so proud of him everyday and he never ceases to amaze his mommy! He continues to do well with his rolling over. You can definitely tell now that he KNOWS what he is doing. Every time that he does roll over I get excited and say “yay” and praise him and now he smiles just before I do that, like he knows what is coming. It is soooo great to see him do this on a regular basis. I never thought the day would could where he would roll over and keep on doing it. It is so strange to me how he suddenly just started doing it one day after this long of not even really getting close to it. (Except for the odd time where I think it was total fluke.)
I cannot believe that my little man is 21 months old today! Only three months until his second birthday. You know, I look back and cannot even believe how long he spent in hospital and what he went through. I also find that looking back it seems like things weren’t “as bad” as they were. Don’t get me wrong, there were PLENTY of bad times but because we are past that it doesn’t seem as serious as it did then. When I go back and read his journal I still get emotional remembering certain times, meetings, days, nights…. there were many rough times. I can’t even begin to tell you how proud I am of this little boy and what he has endured, overcome and succeeded at. He is and will always be my little miracle. The joy he brings to each day is something that could never be replaced. He really is the love of my life!
Anyhow, tonight Uncle S came over for dinner. We had talked earlier and planned to eat for around 6pm but Andrea wasn’t back from the States and J wasn’t home from work. So we hung out for a bit and didn’t end up eating until about 9pm! It was a great dinner though. I love cooking good meals but it is so hard sometimes to even cook something quick!
Check out the spiky hair! It is starting to come in but it is sooo light you can never usually see it!
Is this not the perfect face?!
Now here is A trying SO hard to do tummy time and lift his head.
Tired boy, but he isn’t done yet!
NOW here is what I’m talking about!! WOO HOO A! And that smile makes it so much more perfect!
Well I feel like things around here are back in order. It seems so crazy for a while after we have been away for a couple of days. A has been doing great and is continuing to roll over. He has been so happy lately and doing so well with his physio and workouts I have him do.
Today was the same old Sunday. Up with A (8:30am woo hoo!), dishes, walk dogs, laundry, formula, playtime. I wish daddy would start getting up to enjoy some of A’s life with me.
So back to our crazy life tomorrow. Monday has never been my favorite day of the week. A has occupational therapy and auditory verbal therapy tomorrow. Grandma usually does Mondays but she won’t be coming until the end of the week this time around.
I am happy to also report that A has been doing well with his change of formula. Tomorrow morning he will be on full nutren junior! I am so excited that I won’t have to sterilize bottles and water anymore! I have been doing the same old routine now for just over a year and it is going to be so strange not having to do it!
Well now for the pictures….
My little man fast asleep in the playpen…
Grandma S, A, Great Aunt Bev and her grandson Liam
Great Aunt Bev’s other grandson Wes joined in….
My smiling boy…
Tonight A and I headed to Waterloo for dinner with Andrea and Uncle S. It was a nice treat to have dinner made for me. Just a few pictures sitting like a big boy on the couch with Uncle S.
Well this morning I got a phone call that I really wish never happened. J’s mom called to tell me that his grandmother passed away early today. She was a wonderful lady and I am so happy that I got to know her. She was a very proud great grandma to A and bragged about him a lot. Here are a couple of pictures of her with A last summer.
You know, when things like this happen it really makes you step back and realize what you “should have done”. I really wish that we had of visited with her more and that she would have got to see A more. And I was looking through my pictures I realized that I don’t have that many of her with A. Let alone with J and I. It is definitely a lesson learned and shows how much you need to appreciate people before it is too late to do so.
Grandma, we love you and will miss you! I am so happy that A got to meet you as well and you are now another angel looking down over him. Thank you for all that you have done for us and the love and support you have given us over the years. (Especially during A’s long hospital stay, you were always concerned and thoughtful.)
On a brighter side today A has decided that he now likes to roll from his tummy to his back. He did this about five times today and I have it on video! I was soooo excited. The last time that he has rolled over was probably like six months ago and seemed more of a fluke than anything. I am so proud of him!