James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dark Clouds Ahead

Some days are harder than others when you have a kiddo like my little guy.  Don't get me wrong, he is a COMPLETE JOY and I LOVE him to the moon and beyond... and to be honest, even with all his medical issues, he's an easy, mild tempered, totally laid back, go with the flow kid!  All thanks be to our mighty God!  

As the winter (Flu/RSV) season creeps closer and closer my thoughts turn to what this will look like for us this winter.  Last winter we went into complete isolation to keep Wyatt safe from sickness and having to have another hospital visit.  It was worth it for us.  He hasn't really been sick.  We the sniffles once and he's on the mend of a mild cold as we speak but other than that, nothing.  What parents of an almost 14 month old can say that (I can think of only one, Robyn A!)  

We've moved closer to James' work and with that, we've switched church campuses (one with more families with kiddos), closer to long time friends (minus my dear Brenna) and in a new home group.  A very active home group.  I've been invited to a Bible Study that is during the day, during the week.  One of the things I so looked forward to as a stay at home mom was women's bible studies with other women/moms!  It's here and I'm not sure I can go but my heart longs to go.  I'm scrambling around texting nurses/babysitters to see if anyone can consistently watch Wyatt each week.  The church provides child care but I can't check this little dude in to a big group of kids.  We just now let Wyatt go to our church nursery, and he has an adult buddy that works with just him... and he got a cold the first day.  It would unwise at this point to allow him into a situation like that just because I want to go to a Bible study with my friends.  

I'm not trying to complain here, just work out my thoughts and to ask for prayers for James and I as we approach this season of isolation again.  It won't be the exact same as last year but we will still isolate to a degree, I just don't know which degree just yet.  It's a lonely time for us both and was very hard on us last year.  We are still feeling the effects of the isolation (loss of some friends, no church, no home group, ect...)  God is still good.  I know I say it all the time, but He is, even in this craziness of loneliness, He comforts.  

We live in Texas for a reason, can't it just be warm (not steaming hot) year round with NO flu season!?!?!  haha.  

Thanks for praying for us!  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Quickie

To say we've had a lot on our plate would be an understatement.  Blogging has had to take a backseat!  In short here's what's been up:

We had to get our house ready to sell, staged.

We actually put the house on the market and it showed aggressively for 2 days and we got an offer for OVER our asking price!  Praise God!  Let me tell you how exhausting it is to keep a house show ready with a baby that is on a crazy schedule.  So thankful we only had to do it for a couple of days. 

We had to pack up our house.

We had to find a new, temporary place to live.  This might have been as stressful as selling our home.  We have a Doberman and NO ONE accepts them.  Thankfully we have THE BEST realtor!  She found us a place with reasonable rent, a room for all the boxes we didn't want to unpack and our beloved Ronix gets to live with us!  

We've been looking for a new home.  We made a few offers, lost and finally found one in a great neighborhood and are under contract.  

Now we have to get this place rented (so that we can get out of our lease- PRAYING!) get the stuff we did unpack, repacked and get into our new house- hopefully mid September!  

We were discharged from Occupational Therapy for now.  He does not qualify for Physical Therapy either.  He is on target developmentally!!!
In this time we did have Wyatt's FIRST BIRTHDAY and party!  

This cool kid is on the GO GO!  He's crawling at speeds that are difficult for me to keep up with and pulling up and cruising like a CHAMP!  

Things we are working on:

Eating and drinking more.  I speak with the GI doc and Dietitian next week about how to transition to a  blended diet.  If any of you tubies out there have any advice, I'll take it!  We are also looking at going to feeding school.  

We hopefully start VitalStem this week or next.

I'm aggressively am working at trying to figure out how to shorten and/or eliminate  his night feed.  This will better all of us and our amount of sleep!  


Following Directions.

Alphabet Recognition.

Color recognition.  

and so much more! 

 I hope to get back to updating more on a regular basis.  This should happen once we move and get settled.  In the mean time, please feel free to find me on Instagram (@caseydavis) or on Facebook (Casey Risner Davis).  I regularly update and post pictures to both!  :-)  

Wyatt with Great Grandmother Dorthy in June.

June 2013