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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brendan is always progressing! Drew is 7 weeks already!

Brendan never stops progressing and for that I am forever thankful. He is really growing up on me. He will be the big 10 NEXT MONTH and I see a major difference from last year. He has been paying a lot more attention to movies. We have 'family fun Friday movie night' and a year ago Brendan would talk through the whole movie and not even watch it. Last weekend we watched Garfield and he was quiet and was watching the t.v. the entire movie! I was shocked. He recently told me he saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid and it was funny and we should watch it. Who is this child?! He is growing so much and is so heavy. I lost some of my muscles from not lifting him during my pregnancy and for a few weeks afterwards. I can barely move him now. Just getting him from his bed to his wheelchair takes effort. He outgrew all his size 6 pants over the summer so I think he had a growth spurt. I love watching him grow up but it also scares me because I never thought I would already be at the point of wondering how much longer I will be able to lift him. I knew this day would come but I didn't think it would come so soon. This is where being 5'1" is not a good thing. Does anyone else worry about this? Maybe we will just always be able to lift them from shear determination? Drew is already 7 weeks old...where did the time go? The days do not stop. We are busy busy busy. The house is very hectic but Drew fits right in. He likes the craziness all around him. Working has been difficult with him. He doesn't sleep as much as I thought he would and has been crying a lot. We bought some gas drops and he had a great day at work yesterday so maybe that was the issue. It is a bit strange having a boy that is developing normally. He is smiling, cooing, making eye contact and is a great addition to our loving family.


Amy said...

WOW! Drew is beautiful--just like the rest of your children. He is getting so big. Brendan, wow, it does sound like he is growing and maturing. Love the magazine cover. How great is that??!!! Awesome! He is such a cute kid. I love how he talks about good movies. That is so typical for kids his age.

Yes, I stress out about the lifting all the time. Recently the lifting has been affecting my womanly anatomy, if you get my drift. It's hard to lift at that special time each month. Not to be too graphic. My back and legs and hips and arms ache. I am thinking about getting some sort of lift to help me out. We can do this though!

I am glad to see you updating again.

Do you guys have an online store or site for you business?

Sheila said...

Drew is just adorable! I'm so glad you're getting the pleasure of enjoying his development. I don't know how you do all that you do! You must be SuperMom!

Yes, I stress about the lifting too! Malayna is now 55 pounds and I'm only 5' 2" so she's 3/4 of my height. And when she's sick, she wants to be held alot and I just can't do it anymore. She got sick while my husband was out one night last week and I had to call him home (which I felt so guilty about) because I couldn't handle her on my own. So I definitely get where you're coming from on this one. But like you said, sheer determination gets us through (most times at least).

We take it day by day said...

Thanks ladies. Drew slept 7 hours last night! Crazy boy. He is so much bigger than my other kids and I think weight helps them sleep longer.

We have a facebook page and website. and :)

Lost&hopeful said...

I'm 18 feb. 27 2012, I had uterus abruption, my sweet baby girl lost alot of oxygen to her brain nd was diagnosed with severe brain damage .... My life has done a complete 360. . I'm a.single mom, so life is definitely hard, I am proud to say with everything happening I did graduate from high school, but now what. There's so many teen moms around me but I'm the only one with the disabled baby, but I try not to let her disability take away from her ability. Neurologist, nd neonatologist told me me my baby would have cerebral palsy, she is 7 mos. Nd definitely showing signs of spastic cerebral palsy. I feel so depressed. I need help. It hurts me so much, especially when I did everything I wss supposed to do during pregnancy. I kno I have a rough road ahead ,do anybody have any advice for me

Lee said...

I so enjoyed reading your posts about the boys! Drew is beautiful, Brendan is amazingand YOU are an awesome MOM! I love the pic of Brendan holding Drew. You should be proud of yourself and all you've accomplished with Brendan. It can be challenging to say the least. I know. Would love for you to share yours and the boys' stories about your wonderful family with our families @ Cerebral Palsy Family Network. Connect with families from around the country and world. You would be such an inspiration to so many!

We take it day by day said...

Lost&hopeful...I think you also sent me an email and I will respond soon. I completely understand what you are going through and it does get easier! Hang in there. The first few years are the hardest and I did end up separately myself from all my friends with 'typical' babies. Once you really accept your life and come to terms with everything it doesn't hurt so much. I still have my days. I still cry. I still get mad but most of the time I don't really picture my life any other way.

Lee...thank you. I would love to share my life with other people and I love Brendan being an inspiration. He is truly an amazing boy and I have been through a lot over the past 10 years and can relate to many many people going through life with a disabled child.