Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Another day Another dilema

Well its almost 5 am and i can't sleep, I figured i should get up for a while so I don't wake Stel too since i have been tossing for hours.

Both Baby I and S see the same private physio and both see her twice a week, for sanity reasons it would be great if they could share days but unfortunatley that isn't the case now - hopefully one day! Anyhow, after last week I was feeling she was expecting too much from baby I in too short a time. Last week B came for the appointment and heard how upset Bab I was and even he tried to get her to stop, so yesterday when he found out she was going to physio while he was at school, he was dissapoined he was not going to be there to "help" her!! He is so great. As I drove there I kept thinking about what I would say. Well we were a little late as I had said we would be and physio was busy on the phone anyways so baby I was crawling around and found a pink balloon. Holding the pink balloon the entire physio session (and in the car, to childrens with S and around the house for the rest of the day) she hardly cried at all!! Physio was not quite as tough on her and she was not quite as stubborn!
Baby I loves to hug her brothers, especially S We also had an appointment at Childrens with S for orthopedics. He as been going down hill and we know the hip is the reason, so we were prepared to argue why we think they need to fix it. The last time he was seen the dr. was adament he did not want to "fix" it again. For those that do not know S has had severe issues with his right hip since he had them fixed 2 years ago. The left worked beautifully but the right has been re-opened 7 times due to problems caused after the 2 major surgeries. Bone grafting had been done but it never took and the metal plate had to be removed and a much bigger one placed. Each time he ended up with an infection in the site after surgery as well as major bleeds from accidentally hitting 2 arteries. There are only 2 options left, one which we wanted and thought we would have to really push for, but he agreed to do - if it does not take we have to do the last option which we DO NOT want . So great right, we should be so happy right, well no, the recovery this time will be significantly more extreme. Stel is totally for it still and now I am concerned if S can handle it. He cannot go on how he is I totally see that, but this recovery will be a test of will and determination seperate from putting him through another big long surgery (either way he has to have big surgery though)
So I am awake! and probably will be exhausted today!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

It's been quite a week for us all.

Baby I and I went to San Francisco with a friend and her son for a couple days. I have never left S so that was difficult and very weird, but with lots of pre-planning, a good husband and a Val it went totally smoothly. He seemed to have lots of fun and was just fine!! B had a good time while we were gone with extra activities and lots of guy time!
Baby I slept on the plane both ways which made for a very relaxing enjoyable stress free flight. We stayed at a very beautiful 102 year old hotel in Union Square, didn't feel like I fit in properly in such a posh hotel! Besides the rain rain each day we had a great time exploring around the town. On the day we arrived we did lots of wandering, some getting lost and confused but explored. We walked through parts of Chinatown and down under the Bay bridge and through stores I had only heard of in the news.

--Neiman Marcus-- the picture just doesn't do it justice but it is so amazing inside looking up.

There is some breathtaking architecture and very beautiful areas and also some very poor people.

We took some trips on the cable cars, enjoyed lunch at Fishermans Warf, saw the crookedest street from a distance(it was raining too hard to walk it), picked up some chocolate from Ghiradelli Square(per B's request), saw alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge through fog from a distance.

baby I did a fantastic job, she didn't nap, didn't eat per her typical schedule, sat in her stroller a lot but was soo well behaved. She had lots of fun playing in the hotel room and chatting with a cable car driver! She loved putting everything she could get her hands on into the safe

I find getting our tickets registered and all the security checks to be very stressful and intimidating and then re-packing everything up and putting my shoes, belt and such back on, getting the stroller opened up again and off we go to wait for the plane!! Just one interesting tid-bit to wonder about--after the stress of the security we went to get some snacks and in talking to the guy at the tiny cafe, he, apparently does not have to go through any security check when he comes to work even though he works past the "secure" area.....

i am very glad we went along, we did so much in just a couple days and had a great time.