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Shower In Chatham & Canada Day Fun!

We headed to grandma and grandpa S’s Saturday night after daddy got home from work and didn’t end up getting there until after midnight. A had finally passed out about a half hour before getting there and when I took him out of his car seat and put him on the bed inside he didn’t even budge…

Sunday morning…the day of the bridal shower. Daddy went golfing with the guys and A stayed with the girls to open gifts and have fun! (Notice his shirt?)

Liam smiling for the camera…


Liam liked to make sure that A was okay all of the time…he is smiling here at him. So sweet.

Aunt Shorty taking a nap with A. He had kind of a rough day on Sunday which put a damper on my day for sure. He has been off for about a week but Sunday he was just NOT happy. A ton of times going off colour and just fussy.

Daddy and I got SO much more great stuff and it was great to have so many people that we care about there to celebrate our upcoming day with us!!!

The weather was off and on but at least it was still okay for us to be outside!

Kristina and Alyssa…look at those chubby legs!

Grandma and A…

Kristina and Alyssa again…

Aunt K and the MC for our wedding, Tom. Chatting away so seriously.

A is his pony. It was still kind of hard for him to move around on their back patio but he managed to do it a bit. Either way it is great for his strength building in his neck.

Hanging out by the pool…a rare picture which includes me!

Aunt K being silly…

Uncle Mike and grandpa…

Aunt Tammy went for a dip in all her clothes…want some sambuca?!

Kisses from Aunt Kelly…

Aunt Shorty was definitely in the wrong spot with a bunch of guys swimming and got soaked!

My Jeffrey…

Grandpa…

Wes…an amazing kid!!! I have said it before, but he is what ALL kids need to be like. If everyone was like him then kids like A wouldn’t have to worry about trying to fit into this world because it wouldn’t be an issue. He is SO great with him and the best part of it, is that it doesn’t even matter that A is different!

Liam took a liking to Aunt Shorty…

We came home on Monday night pretty late but the car ride home was good and A was a good boy.

Last night we took A to the fireworks for Canada Day. He was very unhappy and I was ready to pack up and leave because he was so upset and going off colour so much but daddy took him and walked around until it was dark enough for the fireworks. We met up with Shelly who is A’s worker in the summer and her boyfriend Jeremy and their two kids.

As soon as the fireworks came on Ashton was is awe and wouldn’t look away!

Somebody is flirting!

So into the fireworks…

The happy family…

The group…


Belated Happy Fathers Day & A Huge Birthday Wish!

First, a happy fathers day to all the daddies in the world!!!

Saturday A and I headed over to Olivia and Avery’s for their 3rd birthday party. They had two pools set up and A absolutely LOVED it!!! I cannot wait until he can have his own pool at our new house!
















We had so much fun that bedtime came very quickly for A that night!!!! Thanks guys for having us!


Happy Birthdays, Swimming & Tears

Okay FIRST I have to wish a huge happy birthday to Cole!!! His birthday was on Monday and he turned 2 years old! He was also at McMaster and was born at 24 weeks weighing 680 grams. He is such an amazing little guy and he has come SO far!Big hugs to you Cole and we will see you soon hopefully!!!

Next I have to wish a happy birthday to my brother, or Uncle S as he is known! He turned 27 yesterday and has been one of my best friends ever. Also a big congratulations to him and Andrea for buying their first house which they will be moving into at the end of this month!

So this past weekend we headed down to C-town to grandma and grandpas for a visit. We didn’t leave until Sunday afternoon but we had a great time. It was a busy house with J’s aunts, uncles and cousins.

A’s cousin Wes being the playful awesome kid he is!


A LOVES lights. Wes had a light stick he was using to entertain A…


Grandma and A hanging out in the crappy weather…oh well at least it was hot on Monday for us!!!

A is one of his favorite places ever…the pool!!!












Awwww what a great family picture!!!

I love this picture of the two of them….

Does he EVER stop smiling?!??!


Grandma and A getting some sun…

Nap time for my little man!

What a cool dude!


Swimming again with grandma…




There were a lot more pictures of A and grandma swimming but he wasn’t wearing a diaper so I can’t post those pics!!!

We ended up getting home late from C-town and didn’t get a very good sleep before having to head to Toronto Sick Kids yesterday. I ended up leaving at 7:45am for the 10am appointment and got there at 9:15am! It is so crazy how sometimes it can take three hours, two hours and then this! I am very happy that it was an uneventful drive as it was the first time that I have had to travel there alone with him.

The appointment went well and A was doing very good at reacting to the sounds that Ruth was playing. Everytime that he would look away from what I was doing to entertain him after a sound she would set off a puppet. The puppet is in a box in the corner of the room and it has lights and sounds. They use it kind of as a reward for turning to the sound. Well my little smarty pants LOVED this puppet and was turning and smiling at it without it even going off! hahaha he just wanted to see it go off and was waiting for it.

Once she was done with doing all of the changes and settings she swept through the probes and made sure that he was okay with it all. He was fine but definitely wondering what was going on.

We got home about 1pm after picking up my glasses and he was exhausted. I found that he was having a hard time going to sleep so I turned off the implant and he zonked right out. After his nap I turned his implant on and boy was he upset. Pouting, real tears and all…



I have to tell you that it is heartbreaking to have him cry like that with tears. It is something that I have not had to deal with for two years and WOW it is crazy! I couldn’t help but giggle to myself as well because it is just so dramatic! He noticed and then he was trying not to laugh. It was too cute.

Daddy got home from work early so we headed over to grandma and grandpas to celebrate Uncle S’s birthday with him and Andrea.

A was having fun with daddy here. If you stomp your feet and walk towards him this is his reaction!


Uncle S getting his one gift from Andrea…a punching bag!


Birthday cake time…

We ended up getting home about 10:30pm and I could barely keep my eyes open I was so tired (and very grumpy!). Thank God that A went right to bed….


Holidays Are Over…..

So our holidays are over now. We headed down to C-town on Friday to spend the weekend with grandma and grandpa S. Aunt K also came down to visit with us. It was great weather and A got to go swimming again!

On Saturday morning Aunt K and I went for pedicures. It was my first time ever getting one and it was so nice!!!

A in his pony walker and getting kisses from Cujo…


On the car ride to C-town…



A sitting outside looking as cute as ever!




Hanging out with grandma…

Pony walker time!

Aunt K entertaining him…

A and Rocco…


Being the silly little ham he can be!

A absolutely LOVES bath time and grandma LOVES to give him baths! He had water everywhere and grandma was a little wet too. 🙂 Grandpa helped out on this one too…



A trying to rock his chair…


We got back late on Sunday night and A went right to bed. Yesterday A was back into his regular busy schedule with appointments and workers.

Playtime with Shelly…


Today was also the first time that he had his auditory verbal therapy with Deb again. She had seen him last before his implant surgery and now we are back at it. With having the implant now, we have to sit around the table with him so that we can all take turns making the sounds or singing to A. He wasn’t feeling the greatest but did a great job. He started to run a low grade fever and his vomiting was starting.

Therapy with Deb…


Burn Rubber baby!


Last night was pretty rough for A. He was up vomiting a lot and it is obvious that he just isn’t feeling well. He had physio this morning and pretty much the whole time he had his eyes closed and was fussing. Liz was also here to weigh him and he is 22lbs 9oz, so down one ounce from the last time. This is the second time in a row that he has lost weight. Not too concerning to me though as he looks very healthy. We also measured him and he is 31 inches! That means that he has grown by two inches since last time!! Could also be the reason he isn’t gaining. Not to mention the fact that this little guy is constantly moving around! I cannot get over how active he is during the day now. If he could get up and run he would!

So the implant was turned up to the next program on Sunday. He has done well with it and isn’t jumping when it is turned on. Deb was very pleased to see how well he is doing with turning to sounds already. I cannot get over how much his being able to hear has changed his personality. He pouts a lot now and can even act scared of toys or different things. This was something that he NEVER did before!

At day 16 of hearing age I am very impressed. I was thinking that I wouldn’t notice anything for a long time but I already can. Recognition and imitation is going to take much longer but hey that is okay because all that matters is that my little man can hear now! I am so amazed at what this has done for him!


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Long Weekend Fun In C-town!

I hope everyone had a safe and fun long weekend! We ended up heading down to C-town on Sunday morning. A last minute visit but we know that A is always welcome at grandma and grandpas! He was a very big boy in the car and I was able to sit in the front seat both there and back!

It was a busy household as J’s aunts, uncles and cousin were all there as well for a visit. A got some swimming in on Sunday although the air was pretty cool with the wind. I can never get over how much this kid loves the water!

Daddy and A hanging by the pool…


Grandma and A (he kept wanting to stand up)…



A and great grandma…


Swimming with mommy and daddy in the pool (it took him a while to get used to it but once he did he loved it…







Playing with some new toys from grandma and grandpa…


Laughing at the lights being turned on and off…

Daddy and A relaxing outside!

Grandpa…need I say more? haha

A being his silly self for the camera!

Look at that smile!!!

So sweet and innocent…


More pool time with mommy and daddy…this time was actually very funny. It was very nice out yesterday therefore the water felt cooler than the day before. I would dip A up and down into the water and he was CONSTANTLY making sounds. Then I would sit him on the top step of the ladder and he would smile and laugh. He must have done this for about twenty minutes. Of course my video camera had died so I was not able to get it but I will DEFINITELY be trying that again next time we are down there. He had all of us laughing pretty hard!






A making faces with grandpa…




In the pool with daddy…notice the matching swim shorts?



A and grandma…those eyes! (Click on the picture to see what I am talking about)



We had a great time and wish we could have stayed longer to visit and hang out around the pool!!