Friday, February 25, 2011


Today was a B E A U T I F U L day! We picked Michael up from school after his nap and spent a while at the zoo. It felt so nice to be together and have fun again. I love my boys! It was perfect.

On another note ~ Christopher is very clingy right now. He doesn't like to be put down or left alone and isn't as interested in exploring and playing as he used to be. He wouldn't even nap today unless he was lying on my chest. So for now, we are tending to a very needy Christopher all day... I'm trying to 'wean' him from requiring constant attention and interest him in playing instead. I'm sure he'll be back to normal in no time. Until then, I am taking deep breaths and reminding myself of how thankful I am to be at this point.

Stacy { <>< }

New look!

Hi, my name is Stacy and I suffer from haircut remorse.

Have you ever gotten your hair cut and regretted it 1 hr later? Well, that was me last night. It's not that it's a bad haircut, it's just not what I expected and I wasn't mentally prepared. So now I'm stuck with a new look. It's growing on me I guess...

Notice anything else different? Oh yeah - glasses. Haven't worn them in 5+ years. My prescription is very minor to help with headaches and focusing when I read music (which I do all the time).

So next time you see me, you'll probably have to take a second glance to take it all in. Don't give your opinion unless it's a positive one :) I'm on a 5 step "get over it" program:

1. admit you created a problem
2. realize you can't take it back (but that the problem will slowly correct itself over time)
3. style it until you like it better
4. start looking at yourself in the mirror again
5. wear your new style with pride

Stacy { <>< }

Home Sweet Home

Finally! After 3 long weeks in the hospital we are home again!

Casey and I decided to take the first 1/2 day we were home to surprise Michael at school and take him to a fountain and playground he loves. I joked that the housework would begin "tomorrow". Well, tomorrow is here and I am not getting ANY work done! Christopher is extremely and understandably clingy. I have decided to enjoy each moment of cuddling today. The house mess can wait!

Things we need prayer for:
1) Christopher will continue to stay healthy and his appetite will increase.
2) We can rest daily and readjust to our regular routine next week.
3) God will show us the right words to say when we meet with our 'regular' pediatrician to discuss Christopher's initial "lack" of diagnosis.
4) Finances ~ we made some job changes and have bills rolling in soon.
5) Me ~ that I can stay strong while I put our life back together.

God has shown me so many things. I know we will be stronger having gone through this.

Stacy { <>< }

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dusting off the blog...

As you may know, my family has been through some fairly traumatic experiences over the last 3 weeks. I have faithfully updated facebook for all of our out-of-town family (and friends). It has been the fastest and easiest way to keep everyone in the loop (and I mean EVERYONE!). So when someone mentioned starting a blog (which isn't surprising considering my lengthy facebook updates), I thought "Hm. Didn't I start a blog a few years ago?". So I went to and sure enough, there sat my empty blog. It mentioned my wonderful husband and 1 beautiful son. Wow. Lots to update :) I don't think I ever even posted on it!

So here goes nothing! I am dusting off my blog to see if I can keep it updated. This is probably a better place to pour out my heart than facebook anyway. I always have lots to say and share. Hopefully I will learn how to format soon so it isn't boring old black for long!

Oh, this is also keeping my mind occupied while I wait to hear from the doctor. The million dollar question --- will we be going home today?