A small attempt to pen those precious moments that seem to go by all too quickly. Things that would easily be forgotten.....may they always be remembered....here's hoping this site never crashes. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's day AND Xin Nian Kuai Le, 新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year!!

Today is a BIG day in our house!! Not only are we celebrating Valentine's Day, but it is also Chinese New Year! This year is the year of the Tiger.

Deacon is doing so well being at home. Most of the time you would not even know this kid had even had surgery. :) They bounce back quick. The hardest part has been him not being able to eat regular food. Everything has to be pourable. We are getting creative. :)

Here are the kids tearing into their presents from Nana and Mimi.
Two happy campers.
Sweet Boy!
Valentine Breakfast. Heart Pancakes and homemade chocolate syrup. It's tradition! The kids love it.
KG and Deacon this past week before going to a school to teach them about Chinese New Year.
Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Post Surgery

This is Deacon shortly after recovery. We got settled in our room, and got him some pain meds to settle him down. He was NOT happy at all with us when we went back to recovery.
Bless his heart. He was very swollen, but was breathing very well. These are the no no's that he gets to wear. He can have them off as long as we are right there. :) He will wear them more once we get home, and he gets back to his independent self.
Sitting with Daddy this morning. Looking a lot less swollen, and more like himself.
He's supposed to be trying to drink 6 oz. or fluids so we can go home. He was not having it. This is how we spent most of the morning.
These are the sweet balloons, flowers, and teddy bear my sweet friend Annette sent. Deacon LOVES the balloons. He points to them often and opens his eyes real big. :)
We woke him up, got him dressed, and changed the scenery. He was drinking a little bit before we got out, and is doing much better now. We are on the road to getting to go home. :)
One of the murals in the hallway.
We found some toys to play with. The only bummer was the iv cord that kept getting in the way.
Hopefully we will get to go home today. :) We have been very pleased with Arkansas Children's, and we love our doctor, but we are ready to go. :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surgery Day!

We are in Little Rock for Deacon's Surgery. We had a bit of a rushed morning because Mommy set the alarm for 5:30am instead of 5:00am. We were supposed to be leaving at 5:30am not getting up. Oops!! We hustled and made it just fine. :) Deacon is having his cleft palate repaired, tubes in his ears, and a circumcision. Bless him! We will update as he comes out of surgery.
Deacon checking out the fish in the waiting room.
Deacon checking out what she is putting on his toe. This measures his oxygen levels. He had it off before he went back. :) The nurse let him.
Elmo is his new favorite friend. Deacon thought he needed a little oxygen too. :)
Getting some blood drawn. He did really good, and didn't fuss at all.
Hurry up lady.
Playing with stickers and Daddy.