Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Great News! Jacoby came home Friday evening. He is doing great. Brant and Jacey took him for a check up today at the pediatrician. He is at 6lbs. 2ozs. I was a little worried, because he isn't interested in eating at all. But he is growing and his same speedy pace. Last night he kept Jacey up most of the night. She wasn't a happy camper when leaving for school today. She is tired. I told her when he was in the hospital, we may be tired of driving over, but she doesn't know tired until it is her having to take care of him at night.

If you know me, you know I am as far from OCD as one can possibly get. But since he has gotten home, I feel like Babies R Us threw up in our living room, well my whole house. I have had baby supplies around for years, but not to this extreme. I just walk in and look and think...how can a body that small require so much STUFF?! It feels like my house is shrinking as I type. Don't get me started on my kitchen. I am just amazed....so much stuff...EVERYWHERE. He is still one of the most perfect sites I have ever laid my eyes on.

I think eventually I will blog about a different topic. Lets start with this.

*Brant is on his second week out of work. If you remember the economy STINKS right now. I keep hoping everyday that he will get a call for work. While I am so glad he is here to help out with Jacoby and doctor appointments, I can't help but get those tension headaches that come with not being sure where the bill money will come from. I try not to complain and whine too much because somehow it always works out. I remember to look around and know that people are worse off than we are. He has also started back with the choir at church after about a year away. We all know that makes him happy.

*Mallory is still going to college. Not sure if I ever posted that she quit her job at the orthopaedic clinic. While it was the best job for a college student (no nights and weekends). She was having a hard time balancing the schedule in the summer, so she is back at Burger Chick. She used to hate there, until she worked a job of filing and not many people around. Now she appreciates that place, because she is never bored.

*Jacey, I believe you have the update on her.

*LexyLane has decided to do recreation cheer leading this year (as I gag). We have had 2 cheerleaders, I really was hoping for her to be our ball player. She still says she will play basketball, only time will tell. She is LOVING cheering. Saturday after our game in Bremen one of her friends (on Bremen's team) moms said, after the halftime show....where did she get those moves? She was a rock star! I said of course they came from me, NOT REALLY! I put her in dance class at 4 years old. After watching a few practices and seeing the price sheet of all that stuff, I decided she could dance perfectly well in her own bedroom. That is what she has done since she could walk. I always hear her dancing and she does just fine teaching herself. I have been pretty impressed by her this football season. Sooooo, it is looking like cheerleader #3 has sprung. Have mercy!

Fall is in the air and that makes me smile. Halloween is my LEAST favorite, but I do love the weather that is coming around that time. Then it is Thanksgiving which is my FAVORITE holiday.

So Happy Fall Ya'll.
See, I am trying to be better at blogging.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The light at the end of the tunnel

The little man is getting very close to being home, where he belongs. Since he has been born life has been different. There seems to be NO routine anymore. I don't know from one day to the next if I am going to the hospital or not. The only thing I can count on is Jacey is going everyday regardless. If she has someone else ride with her, I don't go. If she doesn't then I get to go see him. I would love to see him everyday. But in reality 2 hours on the road and a couple of hours there takes all evening. When that happens it means that I have little time to be with LexyLane, and she needs me too. Jacey has stopped working at Crossroads, which required her to work every weekend. She now works for an embroidery business that is M-F 12-6. When she started this job we were thinking how nice it would be for her to be off on the weekends. But wow, working until 6 everyday has been a load for her. She goes to school until 11:30 then straight to work. At 6 she gets off and comes home for a couple of minutes, to eat. Then it is off to the hospital. She gets there at about 8 and stays until 9:30 or 10, then the hour drive home. She wakes up the next day and does it all over again. She has amazed me. This week she ask to start getting off at 4 so she could make it over to feed him 2 bottles one at 6 one at 9. When we went over Tuesday evening they told us that they think he will be home sometime this week. We are thrilled! Jacey told me she was so glad I was with her when she got that news. That makes a mom's heart smile. She feeds him at 6 and at 6:30 we are booted out of the hospital for shift change until 8. So you can see that visits with Jacoby can be frustrating. I am hoping that as I type that his feeding tube is removed. He is supposed to be able to have it taken out once he has 8 feedings that he doesn't require any to go through the tube, meaning he takes the entire bottle by mouth. He did that yesterday. We are thinking he will be home sometime Saturday. Strange how some of the hardest news for a parent (that your 16 year old is expecting a baby) can turn into one of the most exciting times of your life. Right after we found out, the rumors started flying. We live in a very small town where everyone knows your business. A friend of mine called and said another lady was saying, "Brant and Cindy are excited about Jacey having a baby." I was amazed at how people talk. I said go back to her, I don't care who she is, and tell her what is there not to be excited about. Our girl is an extremely good and intelligent girl, she will be an amazing mother. So what that she is 16, that is her path to take, no one else's and it will not effect her in the least....we promise. So yes we are excited. I mean REALLY as a parent what are you supposed to do? I love my kids EACH ONE to pieces! I loved Jacey no less after finding out the news. It breaks my heart to see the part of childhood that she is missing. But thrills me to no end how she has faced the challenge before her. I wasn't mad at the girl who wanted to get a rise out of me. I remembered that I have said cruel things through the years also, out of ignorance. Jacey had to face plenty of challenges from classmates judgement, the judgement from adults is the least of her concern. She is a beautiful girl who has started an adult life early. She will continue to be a success in whatever she does, I have no doubt. We just can't wait to get Jacoby home and some semblance of a routine back in our lives.