We were able to get surgery scheduled for Levi yesterday, so the two of us arrived at the hospital at 6:00 in the morning. Okay, it was 6:10. But nobody yelled at us about the ten minutes. Everything started right on time, and the surgery was in fact shorter than anticipated. In addition to another… Continue reading Well, that was fast.
The boys and I loaded up and went up to the hospital again this morning for more x-rays on Levi's arm. I think the right side of his body is going to be glowing soon. The news was not good. The doctor has never been thrilled with the rate at which the bone is healing,… Continue reading Pity Party
Long enough ago that they didn't have to wear shoes or coats, my little darlings were headed across the property line to the community center next door, with my sister. I'm told this happened: Elias: Don't touch the fence or you'll get shocked! Levi: No, you won't. The fence isn't on. Elias: Yes it is!… Continue reading You First
I'm feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Maybe even a lot overwhelmed. I'm doing my best to keep an even keel, mostly by doing what's right in front of me and not thinking about what things are going to look like tomorrow, or next week, or next year. Sometimes by stopping, closing my eyes, and taking… Continue reading Taking a Moment
When we went on Levi's wish trip, everything was just pristine, everywhere. Disney's dedication to perfection is legendary, but honestly, it was the same at Give Kids the World, at Universal, and at Sea World. Everything is immaculately groomed. Understand that my standards of cleanliness have degraded somewhat in recent years. Mostly I'm just happy… Continue reading Ah, memories.
Levi is cast-free for the first time in six weeks. He has mixed feelings about it. He's really been looking forward to it, but his arm no longer feels quite like his arm, and there's a scar on the elbow from the surgery. He's a little freaked out by it. He even asked the doctor… Continue reading Progress!
Still chewing his pancake ("Close your mouth when you chew, sweetie" is the refrain of my life right now), Levi asked, "Hey Mama, whose belly was I in again?" This is a conversation we've had often, and he knows the answer. I think he just likes to be reassured that it hasn't changed. So I answered… Continue reading Can I see a picture of her?
... when they're not trying to kill each other.
Earlier: "Mamaaaaaaaaa!!! Help!" In fact, he did not need help to get out of the bucket. But he did want me to take a picture. And for a wonder, his feet are not irredeemably dirty. And just now: "I know! Let's use each other to bowl!" I don't know what that means, but I think… Continue reading Sounds from the Living Room