April 29, 2008

Sleepy Little Addison

Addison has never been the type of baby that falls asleep anywhere. Even when she was little I couldn't take her in the church service with me because she never slept. She was always wide eyed and wanted to chat or fuss. I think she only fell asleep some in church nursery with the help of Mindy or Kelly but she learned very quickly that she liked to be where the people and action were. She has always napped pretty well though just not why she is busy but only when I lay her down in her crib until today.

She didn't seem to sleep very well last night she fussed a little on and off last night. She normally wakes up at 8:00 but the last few weeks she has been waking up a little early about 7:30am. I usually still leave her in her crib though until 8:00am wise advice Dr. Chase. But today though she woke up at 6:30am. That is pretty early for Addi. She is cutting more teeth and she has had a little fluid on her ears which I keep contributing to her restless nights and early awakenings. Anyhow I think the sleepy time hit her at lunch. She fell asleep while eating. This is a first for Addison.

We finally stopped eating and I took her in for her nap. She was asleep before I put her in her crib. She never does that either. She is always awake when I lay her down.

April 21, 2008

Cruisin' Along

Addison is cruisin right along but of course she likes the fireplace. She is walking around furniture now and walking with one hand. The video shows all of this but there are a few tears at the end. When she wants something she wants it NOW! We are still working on patience.

April 10, 2008

It's never too early...

It's never too early to teach kids to help out around the house. Addison is already working on putting her socks in the dryer. She was a good worker and she was proud of her work!

April 08, 2008


I started this blog in December of 2004 when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's. I don't write too much about it anymore because I have a 14 month old keeping me preoccupied with all of my time but occasionally it slips into my mind. What if it returns?

The scary part for Hodgkin's during relapses is patients must undergo a Stem Cell Transplant. Due to this when Addison was born we banked her cord blood. The patient undergoing a transplant has high dose chemo which basically kills the cancer plus the patients immune system. After the transplant you must redo all of your immunizations. Then the patients stem cells which were taken prior to the high dose chemo are administered back to the patient during the roughest 2 weeks. All this is done during a long hospital stay but it usually is the best bet for a cure however there are the rare refractory Hodgkin's patients who are not cured and go on to clinical trials.

I do think about this but I know what Lord has promised in Jeremiah 29:11. Please, pray for Adrienne, Jessica, Bekah, Mike, Darcy, and Steve. All these wonderful people are being treated for Hodgkin's either for the 1st time, 2nd time, or even 3rd and 4th time. They are fighters. I don't even know these people but I do follow their story. Also, check out the Hodgkin's Forum for others.

April 01, 2008

She finally did it...

Addison has been a bit delayed in her gross motor skills but she didn't seem to start that way. She rolled over by 4 months and sat up by the 6 months but then she just sort of stopped. My theory is she was content in sitting and that also her Grandma walked her around all day. Addison has always liked to walk while holding her hands maybe a little too much. So at 12 months she finally began the army crawl and then on Saturday she finally began pulling up and climbing. When she was 11 months she attempted to pull up but never succeeded after several attempts and never really tried again. Then today the fun has really began. She climbed up to her toy box (basket of toys) and started pulling out toys. Oh the fun she had...
Then by the time Phil came home she was climbing over chairs. What's next?