Wednesday, March 21, 2012
We are still here
Wow! I have seriously fallen of the end of the blog world. I guess with moving & well to be honest not much changing on the home front of our medical life it just has been sort of boring around here. Well..boring is not the word that would probably come to mind if you were a fly on my wall. With one 3 1/2 year old and the twins now 19 months (OH MY WORD) things are entertaining to say the least.
A little update on the girls. Blake & Palmer weigh about 21 pounds. They are around 32 inches and a crazy crew. I laugh at them most of the day. Their personalities have emerged 100%.
Palmer is still just as happy as the day is long. She sings (on tune), dances her little heart out, & stomps around without a care in the world. Her favorite thing to do is literally run around the house. No rhyme or reason.
Blake is absolutely the complete opposite. She is very concentrated on every task. Everything she does has a purpose. She knows what she wants and doesn't except anything other than that. Her fiery red hair rears its ugly head at least once a day. Even in those moments she still melts my heart every time she shows me those crooked little teeth of hers. She is also the mother hen. When Palmer is crying she is the first to shove a pacifier in her mouth or throw a blanket on top of her. She either wants her to shut up or she really cares.
We are loving our new house with the deck on the back. I open the door about 8 and it normally shuts during nap times. We play and play and play out there. It is such a joyful moment in my life to be able to experience.
I am pretty positive that the dream of being a SAHM of three little girls and sitting on the deck coffee in hand watching them play was NOT (AND I REPEAT NOT) what I saw as IDEAL. Oh how the times have a changed. I literally could not be happier in my life. Watching them play all day is sometimes boring or aggrivating but sometimes it is just entertainment money could not buy. Enough of that though.
Blake was allowed to go 6 months between AFP checks this time. I took her and Palmer last thursday to Childrens. Which is always a wonderful adventure. Palmer kept so still trying to pretend she wasn't there so she wouldn't get the needle like her sister. Blake screamed of course but hey who wouldn't. I talked to the docs office today and her results were in. This was the first check where they were in normal range. 3.9 to be exact. Normal range is 0-9. I was literally smiling from ear to ear. What a blessing! I honestly am truly blessed. Not only has she done amazing with her growth and developmental skills but also she is showing no signs of a tumor recurrence. Also at this point her bowel and bladder seem to be working properly. Probably TMI but we poop at the same time everyday! Who knew that would be a special moment in my life. I am happy to be on the downward slope of where we started on that August day in 2010. We didn't know what lied ahead of us but knew it would be a different life than the one we had been leading. Here we are almost 2 years later and everyday find a reason to Praise the Lord!