So, thankyou again for all your thoughts and prayers. Theo is doing VERY well at this point and his mommy is now by his side. She was able to hold him one time briefly and saw his eyes this evening for the first time! It will be a long haul for him. He has had numerous transfusions, brain scans, drugs, and is a mess of tubes and wires but doctors are very optimistic and at this point they don't believe he has any brain damage! The doctor said today he arrived extremely critical and is just a miracle, a "million dollar baby" (meaning it has cost a million dollars to keep him alive at this point). His complications stem from the cord being wrapped around his neck and body for an extended period of time in utero causing him quite a fight. There is a much more detailed explanation but I have not watched enough Grey's Anatomy yet to understand it, and I would never get it right. In my simple language, He is alive, he is well, we are THANKFUL!!!
So, I've had no trouble keeping up with reading blogs since I follow them on my phone but I've had very little time to sit down and comment. Please know, even if I haven't showed up to say my peace that I'm still following! I'm hoping to make my rounds very soon!
Just trying to be true to my blog, here come the total random thoughts in the order they come to mind......
My son is 7. He is growing his hair out because he wants long shaggy "hockey" hair. He is adamant about this and refuses to let me hack it. OK-it just looks TERRIBLE and it's definitely in the UGLY stage. A matted, wooly, gnarly mess! Anyway, this morning I was trying to fix his hair to make him at least look presentable for school. I managed to wet and brush through about half (which he HATES). He was getting frustrated and wiggly and finally just yells at me "Mom, quit tryin' to make me look PRECIOUS!" He was SO serious and Ryan and I just DIED laughing!!
I read this quote on a friends FB status today. "Women are Angels. And when someone breaks our wings.... we simply continue to fly ... on a broomstick..... We are flexible like that..." I laughed out loud! I love it, I'm printing it and hanging it on my fridge!!
I took two days off from running this week. Two scheduled days and 18 miles off. I can't say it was because there wasn't time because I HATE that excuse and I could have made time if it was enough of a priority for me. It wasn't, I was preoccupied and I just took the days off. I also ate a load of CRAP. As a general rule, I eat A LOT of food. By a lot, I mean A LOT! I've pretty cautious of WHAT I put in my mouth however. Very little processed food, lean protein, lots of vegetables, healthy FUEL food. Ummmm-yeah! I was eating Fritos with cheese dip out of a can and chasing it down with Diet Coke at our hospital party the other night!! Add in the giant bowl of HFCS I was consuming by the handful and I felt like a load of bricks on Wednesday. Bad food=ZERO energy and total lethargy.
This morning Ryan had early morning practice and there was NO way I was avoiding the gym. I WANTED to avoid it because I felt like SH*T, but although I'm a slow learner, I knew I would feel even MORE like SH*T for the rest of the day if I skipped another workout. Hello GYM-meet JENN and let me bathe you in extreme amounts of her bodily fluids. Holy smack-great workout-1 hour and 10 minutes of weights, abs and plyo. I totally pushed my limits this morning and I think I was sweating canned cheese....I ran tonight after work and Reese's game. 7 miles with a hard 5K in the middle. I'm WAY off my plan here...but I feel better just the same.
We canceled our overnight Valentine's Day date tomorrow. Wasn't going to work with everything going on. The next 5 weekends, we have hockey playoffs and Joe and I will be in different hotels with different kids in different cities. Our relationship will have to return to strictly text message.
So, I better get productive here. Maybe I haven't mentioned but I'm going to see my new nephew in exactly 7 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great night!