Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This Morning

Anson found the Christmas ornaments!

He had so much fun this morning playing with everything. It was amazing to watch him.

I am so blessed.

The tree....almost done.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One More Preemie that is now with God

I felt your presence there inside of me,nestled soft and warm;
Sweet scent of baby's breath,precious words left unadorned.
I saw your tiny heartbeat,then I knew that you were fine;
A perfect baby we created,one that would be mine.
Then that tragic day it came there was nothing I could do,
Only wait and hope for the precious life of you.
Yes in the beginning your daddy was afraid;
Only he would love you unconditional and never run away.
He loved you more this I do know,as he cried for you that day,
When the doctor said that you were gone,daddy wanted you to stay.
He would have held you close to him,and see your perfect form,
A gift of daddy's love,would have kept you safe and warm.
Only now you are an angel over me beautiful and bare,
My heart would hurt if you cried for me and mommy was not there.
Still we are together in my heart and memories,
You are still a part of my memory.
Rest gentle now 'sweet baby' there is no pain you are never alone,
I know you are with the guiding angels in your peaceful home.
I will come with you someday only now is not my time,
Then we will be together again, again you will be mine.

We are connected,
My child and I, by an invisible cord, not seen by the eye.
It's not like the cord that connects us 'til birth
This cord can't be seen by any on Earth.
This cord does its work right from the start.
It binds us together, attached to my heart.
I know that it's there, though no one can see, The invisible cord from my child to me.
The strength of this cord is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed, it can't be denied.
It's stronger than any cord man could create, It withstands the test, can hold any weight.
And though you are gone, Though you are not here with me, The cord is still there, but no one can see.
It pulls at my heart, I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline, as never before.
I am thankful that God connects us this way, A mother and child--Death can't take away.

I Know It's Early, But.......

Anson and I decided to put up the tree today.
He loved the lights, of course.

He kept chasing the dogs away from the tree.

It's amazing to me that this time last year, he was in the NICU at OSU.

So, I am ready to celebrate Christmas this year!

I think he is too!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving and Weekend Pics.

Ian, Uncle Mark and Anson (and Whiskey).

Aunt Peggy and Anson.

Yummy stuff.

Aunt Kendra and Uncle Paul.

I think he likes it!
Ian and Anson reading books.

How cute is this?

Anson discovering Ian's room.

The spread.

Anson and his "lights".

These are hysterical.

My man.

Finished the turkey, what's next?

Num, num (as Anson would say).

I worked Thursday through Sunday, so this weekend was a little rough. We went to Fairborn for Turkey Day and it was a good day. Anson ate enough for two at Aunt Heather's and got to play with his cousin, Ian. None of us were hungry for dinner at grandma's but we got to see everyone, so that was nice. I personally feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck, but the holidays do that, I guess. I've got Thanksgiving pictures and some others from the weekend to share. I hope everyone had a great holiday and it's only 29 days until Santa!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

By Popular Demand!!!

Halloween pictures....better late than never!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Buckeye Visit!!!!!

The Ohio State University Football Team Members!!!!

Kristine Neal and myself, hamming it up!

GO BUCKS!!!!!!

Anson Update

Peek-a boo!

I see you!

What a cutie!

Trying to share!

Anson had his 1 year check-up and he is doing well. His statistics are:

Weight: 18lbs. 13.5ozs.

Height: 28.5 inches

He did get approved (much to my surprise) for his Synagis for this RSV season. He got his first of six injections today. He'll get one every month through March. I was very happy to hear that news! He's doing great and trying very hard to walk, though it's much easier to crawl! The Dr. reminded me over and over that he's really only 10 months old and that he probably won't walk until December......I know, I know!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Momma!

Happy 50 - Something to my Mother! She had surgery yesterday, so she won't be doing much celebrating, but we hope she has a great day regardless!


Chrissy, Dave and Anson

Friday, November 9, 2007

Weigh In

I know, I have been bad about posting for the FIT Challenge.......been a little busy. But, I weighed in last night at work and I was weighed at the Dr.'s office Wednesday and I'm 122lbs. I've lost 12 pounds so far. I'm not going to try to lose more, just continue what I'm doing. The challenge is over the 16th.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Anson's First Football

Would someone please tell me when our baby started looking like a toddler????