Monday, December 20, 2010
Today marks 20 weeks, so 20 more to go! We went for the ultrasound last weekend and everything looks good. Here are the stats:
Due date: May 12th
Sex: didn't find out
Names: not saying (and actually haven't discussed it too much yet)
I still hear that we are mean and selfish - but it's not like WE know what the sex is and are just keeping it from the general public. The way I look at it is like this: there are so few good surprises in life, that we may as well embrace this one. There was nothing like hearing "it's a girl" when Luci was born, and I can't wait to experience that again.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
This is a very bitter sweet event - my parents need and deserve a break (after 40 years of running the place), yet it is all that we have known our whole lives and has become a second home to us.
Saying good-bye is going to a tough task. But we will stay strong for our parents, because this is what they want and they are very happy with their decision.
My sisters and I can't even put into words the gratitude that we have toward our parents for everything that they have done for us through our lives, and most of it is because of the restaurant - the parties, the showers, and of course ALL OF THE FREE FOOD!
We are so proud of them for making such a difficult decision, but we all know that it is for the best.
It is time to say good-bye.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
She still has a journey in front of her, but she is working hard with her family and therapists, and she is even walking with assistance.
I still can't believe that I am able to report such great news...thank you all for your prayers.
There is no doubt in my mind that the power of prayer has kept my friend alive.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
There is one in particular that John and I love:
You won't be disappointed!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
We have been taking Luci to church since she was 10 days old. My theory: get the kids used to the dynamics of church so that they learn to behave earlier.
I will admit, there are times when she gets a little restless and/or rambunctious and John or I will take her out for a short period of time. I refuse to take her to the cry room because the kids there can be pretty bad and I don't want her to get used to that kind of behavior at church.
Luci had a really bad night last night - all 4 eye teeth are coming in at the same time, which makes for really restless nights.
She was great this morning, so we headed to 9:00 mass as usual. She was fine - that is until the homily. For some weird reason, she felt the need to take her shoes off - then proceeded to try to put them back on again - and got pretty frustrated when she failed.
Like I said before - there have been times when John or I have needed to take her out in the past. Although we were nearing that point today, we weren't quite there yet.
And then it happened -
In the middle of his homily, I hear the priest say "Okay, I think that she's had enough." I look up to see the entire congregation looking at us - we were humiliated. John promptly took her to the back.
I sat through the rest of mass FUMING! Here's why:
A few months ago, Luci was being a little fussy - again borderlining on going out. Well, then I smelled it - so John grabbed a diaper and the wipes and headed out. In the middle of the homily, the same priest shouts - "oh don't take her out - she's fine!"
MAKE UP YOUR MIND DUDE!
I swear - she was not being THAT distracting - I know when enough is enough at church. I was just so mortified that he felt the need to do that to us in church.
I got a lot of sympathetic looks from friends, and even a phone call from one when we got home.
We have heard about many parishioners leaving our parish because of this priest's antics - now we know why!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Here are pictures from the last month.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
She has made remarkable progress over the past couple of weeks!
She now responds to people and is even able to mouth some words. Her husband says that she does know and understand what happened.
Right now, she is in a specialty unit of the hospital for those recovering from strokes, but she is being transferred to a rehab facility later this week - a major accomplishment!
Thanks to all of you for your prayers!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
The addition of little Gemma has made this past month exciting. Luci loves her. When she sees her, she extends her arms and repeats "baba, baba." And of course she licks her all over to give her kisses. It's adorable.
We had a rough patch earlier this month at night. Luci would wake up screaming in the middle of the night. The only thing that would calm her would be to let her sleep in our bed. This lasted for about 2 weeks - 4 molars coming in at once! Now they finally broke through the gums, she sleeps through the night again...thank goodness!
She has been extubated and is responding a little more everyday.
The big problem is her anoxic brain injury - which basically refers to the period of time when her brain was deprived of oxygen.
Medically, I know this is not usually very promising in terms of recovery - but she is making such big improvements so quickly that I really think that we are witnessing a miracle.
Please keep your prayers coming - I really believe they are being heard!
Monday, July 19, 2010
You may recognize the title because the movie is premiering soon and the trailers have been on TV.
I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie.
It was really good - I highly recommend it.
It ironically coincides with the situation that we are in with my friend - you'd have to read it to see.
Hope that the movie is as good as the book.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
We still need every one's prayers - please remember my friend in yours!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
people like that in this world.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Luci loves to kiss people - but the way that she does it is classic:
She continues to eat really well - pretty much anything that we give her. Fruit is by far her favorite - especially grapes. She is also really good about feeding herself with her hands, and doesn't make too much a mess - at times.