Tuesday, January 30, 2018

I will forever being tell you all thank you & loving all of your sweet messages and posts. Knowing we have such supportive friends and family really makes this journey a bit easier. So thank you for taking time out of your day to message us, ask how we are doing, praying, commenting on our Maks videos, and even "liking" a picture. It doesn't go unnoticed, especially on the tough days♡

Today we have another appointment at Children's Hospital in the neurology department. These particular appointments last between three and four hours long. Definitely not one of our favorite things to attend. Then add on any extra stuff (blood work, EEG, urine sample,...) and bam, we are there pretty much all day! Derek and I are hoping today has no surprise tasks after our appointment--keep your fingers crossed for us.

Speaking of appointments, guess what we are in the works of?
School for Maks. yeah I know. I can't believe it either, but it's happening.
I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it yet, so many mixed emotions. Scared, happy, worried, but excited. It helps so much knowing my mom in-law works there & Maks will be seeing his old (very first PT he had) therapist while he is there. Our meeting with the school is in the process of being scheduled, so we will know more soon!

Time to continue this busy week--next up on the list is trying out horse therapy!
I'm excited & hope he loves it.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

A year + some

I didn't even realize we are (way) past our one year mark of therapy!

This little gem showed up in my timehop today & I couldn't believe how much Maks has learned.
I still remember our very first PT session, so many tears and lots of screaming. We were simply working on tummy time & being able to hold his head up. The weeks after that were the same. Finally he was getting stronger and we were able to work on his four point stance (hands and knees, crawling position). A year ago that's where we were. As of yesterday he is learning how to walk using a walker. So much time, patience, and love in the past 365 days.
I wish I could capture every moment of therapy--Maks has really been crushing his goals lately & I've been coming home so excited to tell Derek. He usually asks if I got a picture or a video. Half the time my phone is playing music for Maks and the other half I'm living so much in the moment, it's buried in the diaper bag.

Here's to another great year at therapy Maks--you sure are one awesome, determined little babe.


Friday, January 5, 2018

Alright 2018

I have a problem...I want to keep this up and running, but I also like to disappear from the social media world for days/weeks at a time. I guess it will work itself out and I'll post when the time is right. You'll just have to bare with me & this schedule of mine ;)

Christmas was fabulous. No one was sick! I couldn't believe it. That in itself was a Christmas present to Derek and I. The past few years have not been so good to us around this time.

I feel like every year gets a little more magical with the boys & a little bit tougher keeping the Santa secret. So many questions about the jolly man, their elf on the shelf, and the reindeer. "How does Santa eat so many cookies without getting a belly ache?" "How do the reindeer fly?" "I saw two Santas at school today and they were different" "Can I eat that many cookies?"

Another year in the books and Derek & I are high fiving each other. He gets all the credit for our elf on the shelf--I didn't participate at all this year. Its one of those love hate relationship type things.

New years is usually pretty low key for us. I ended up getting the flu and was down for the count. Derek took over everything--meals, cleaning, playing, therapy, laundry, grocery shopping. I won the husband jackpot with this fella! Now we are five days into the new year & I am finally feeling back to normal and regaining my energy. I took all things Christmas down and our house is feeling more bare than ever. I am ready for tulips, Easter, and all things baseball! I do have a couple painting projects to hold me over for the next couple of months, so hopefully Maks will let me get some of that done.

Today is kind of a bitter sweet day, its my brother's birthday. Each year gets a wee bit easier as the special days pass without him, but hes never far from my thoughts. Today we will celebrate with some yummy treats and I'm sure a few hundred questions from the boys--they are always so interested in who uncle Tyler was.

my Maks alarm is going off, nap time is over!
happy friday friends