OK, so I am so far behind on the blogging bit! My last post was Lucas' 1 month stats. Let's just say we are well beyond this point. Our sweet little boy is 6 months old!! WHAT??!! Where does the time go. Everyone told me that it would fly by, but I never thought it would fly by this quickly. Below are some blogs that I had written a long time ago, but didn't have the pictures to go with them so I didn't post, then I forgot....and so on and so on and so on. My goal is to be much better with blogging!
Like I said he is 6 months old. He is such a joy and is so funny. Eric and I still just stare at him sometimes and we can't believe that he is ours. Believe me the surreal feelings of when he was first born have passed (he has broken us in pretty good), but we just love to look at him. He is even cute when he cries!
My mom and mother-in-law have been wonderful and have kept Lucas all this time. We wanted to keep him out of school until flu season and passed. (I say school because kids have to go to school, they don't have to go to daycare - this helps me :)) He will start on April 1st. We LOVE the place he will be going. They are so sweet. We went last week and I took Luke so that "he could see where he would be going", but let's be honest it was completely for me. The child isn't going to remember going to this place last week. It helped me though because when I set him down with the other children in his class he just took it all in and had a good time playing. This made me feel so much better. I know that he is going to be fine there...will I though is the question??!!
He is sitting up really well on his own - until we get distracted by something that is a little to far out of reach then it is TIMBER. He can't get to the sitting position by himself yet, but will stay there for a while when we sit him up. He is trying so hard to crawl. He is able to get up on hsi hands and knees, and often he will stand doing what I like to call the downward dog yoga pose. If those hands would just move. I swear it is like they are glued to the floor. It is so funny to watch because he gets so frustrated that he won't move.
The boy loves to eat!! Do not let him get hungry because he will let you know that he is not happy with you. It is one of the only times that he cries. He is eating stages 1-3 of baby food and cereals. He is still getting his bottles too. This boy does not miss a meal and his cheeks are the proof. Oh I could just eat him up!
He LOVES his Daddy! Eric can walk in the room and Lucas gets a huge smile on his face and starts getting so excited. They are so cute together. Lucas is a mini Eric with my nose. Some of their facial expressions are even the same. I love seeing them together. Eric is such a wonderful dad. I am lucky, I hear friends say that their husbands don't feed, change diapers, or bathe their children. Eric does all of this and more. I am very blessed. This isn't to say that Eric and I haven't had our stressful moments, because we have. Life is still good and we can laugh at those times.
We are getting Jennifer to take Luke's 6 month pictures this weekend so I will post some as soon as we get them back. I am so excited.
Eric is still going strong with the training for Iron Man in November. I am so proud of him!! He is working so hard!! You can catch up with him on his blog - there is a link to the right.
I am starting a new job. More on that later though.
Mom is doing well. She started back on chemo for maintenance at the end of December. A couple of weeks ago he CA-125 count went up to 23, which is still within normal range, but she had a PET scan to see what was going on. The results came back that there were no tumors (PRAISE GOD!!), and the only change was a very small sac of fluid around her liver which is where her doctor believes has ovarian cancer cells. He changed up her chemo and she started last week. This chemo is a little rougher than the previous one in that she has had passing nausea and fatigues easily, but she will not lose her hair this time and she does not feel as sick as she did. Her doctor continues to say that she has many many years ahead of her. This is so sweet to hear. She is no longer considered in remission because of this small fluid sac, but she is very close. Please continue to pray! We appreciate all the prayers we can get. God has been so good to us!
OK, that catches up for a little bit, but I will be better about posting!! Have a great day!