Wednesday, September 29, 2010

4 year anniversary!!!

Four years ago on a Friday night, I became Mrs. Logan Green! Logan has been a wonderful Christian husband, good friend, & great father. These past four years have been packed with amazing memories. The first three years of our marriage was consumed with PT school. We made it through - thanks to a supportive husband who fell asleep many nights helping me study. About two months after graduation, God blessed us with a baby boy. Logan & I actually went to celebrate without Stryker. We took Stryker to Coco's house for a few hours so we could enjoy a date night. We ate dinner at the BrightStar. The night was filled with conversation involving around, yes you guessed it, Stryker. We definitely parents now! HA HA! I even called mom halfway through dinner to check on the little guy. I love my life & appreciate the last four years of marriage. Can't wait for many more years of marriage. Love you forever Logan.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Worry is an insult to God

This wisdom was given to me in high school by an inspirational teacher & friend, Mrs. Hopper. She gave me a picture frame with these words typed inside. To this day, the frame remains on my desk while the words live in me.

Sunday at church provided a reminder of this. The sermon was about worry - comfort for our family during this time. Thank you Lord for speaking to us through this sermon.

Mathew 6:25-34
1. Worry is senseless.
2. Worry is thoughtless.
3. Worry is useless.
4. Worry is faithless.

*"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Mathew 6:34

Saturday, September 18, 2010

7 months old

Uncle Jon Pauly (meeting him for the first time)
standing while holding onto toy Coco got him

first attempt with sippy cup

I wish today was filled with only happiness. It began with our PT suggesting we see an OT (occupational therapist) for Stryker. She wanted hand splints made to stretch his web spaces in his hands. I immediately thought - will he ever get a good report & stop having to go to doctors. The PT informed me that the splints would only be worn at night & not for a long time. My heart was broken again. I've always been told that it's harder to bear life's situations that affect your children. This is definitely true. We were able to see an OT at Children's Hospital on Sept. 15th - the day Stryker turned 7 months old. What a way to celebrate. Logan met us at the office. The OT requested a neurological consult after fitting him for splints. Logan's face was in shock as he immediately started asking questions of clearification. On the other hand, I was silent. My mind was full of unwanted negative thoughts. The OT noticed something a little different with Stryker's left arm. Logan & I spent the rest of the afternoon on the phone with the OT, PT, & neurologist office. Nights have been hard on both of us since then. It's a time to talk, cry, & just be with each other for comfort. As of right now, we are still waiting to hear from the neurologist on a scheduled appointment. Stryker has been wearing his hand splints at night without any problems. Later that afternoon, Stryker had a follow-up visit with Hanger regarding his helmet. The helmet was re-adjusted. The orthotist was already able to tell some improvement! God is good. We return in 3 wks for another follow-up visit.

The Lord only gives you what you can bear. Something I keep reminding myself. We are trusting in Him & praying for strength to get through all of this knowing it could be worse.

On a good note, Stryker is 7 months old now. He is doing new things:

  • eating baby food, puffs, applesauce, etc.

  • holding a sippy cup

  • sitting while playing with toys

  • standing while holding onto something

  • scooting backwards (hopefully forwards will come!)

  • laughing at funny things

  • rolling from tummy to back & back to tummy (more than before)

  • fights sleep during the day

  • loves to swing on the front porch

  • loves to ride in stroller as I run/walk

  • babbling/trying to talk (says "mamma" & "blah blah" all the time)

  • loves bathtime

  • cries when he sees Logan or me leave/walk away

  • loves Elmo & Sesame Street

  • known at the daycare, church, & many other places as "the cutest little boy who smiles constantly"

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wallace cookout

Have free food & they will come...that is Wallace baseball players! They came hungry & ready to eat. Our family hosted a Memorial Day cookout at our new home. Special thanks to my husband for getting house ready while I was at work, Cody for grilling hamburgers & chicken, Loren for keeping Stryker entertained until I got home, & Dean for donating the meat. I rushed home from work to cook desserts. We had a variety of yummy food: hamburgers, chicken, BBQ chips, plain chips, baked beans, Coke, Mountain Dew, Sweet Tea, double fudge brownies, oreo cream pie, chocolate chip cookie ("Wallace Baseball" written in orange/blue icing), & mulitple cheesecakes. Coach Putman (head coach) & his wife came to enjoy the afternoon as well. The boys were well-mannered. Stryker loved being around the guys. After eating, the players enjoyed swimming & throwing the football before returning to the house to watch football. Each player took home a bag full of chicken/hamburgers & desserts. Many of them said, "finally some good food for lunch!" Our door is always open to all you guys.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sickness, please go away

And so the days of being sick begin...

It all started Saturday with Stryker spitting up. We initially thought it was his reflux but quickly thought otherwise when it smelled sour. That was the only symptom & went away that night. His head & belly feeling extremely hot along with red ears, red cheeks, & stopped up nose. His temperature was in the 99s Sunday night. We kept giving him Tylenol which did nothing for the temp. The fever rose to 100.5 Monday morning. I took off early from work to meet Coco for yet another doctor's appt for Stryker. The pediatrician was completely shocked that he was not screaming & fussy (he was actually calm & still) b/c he has strep throat & a secondary ear infection. He's such a tough little guy! She prescribed an antibiotic that he takes 2x/day for 10 days. Thank you for family...Coco stayed with Stryker on Monday, grandmomma on Tuesday, Logan Wednesday morning, & me Wednesday afternoon until he could go to daycare on Thursday. I've been taking him strolling & swinging on the porch swing at night when it's cooler. It's now Wednesday night & he's already back to his active self! Yeah for strong medicine!