Monday, August 25, 2008

Nolan Walks!

Nolan has never walked pushing any toy before. He has only cruised around furniture or walked with us holding his hands. This morning, however, he walked all by himself pushing his little car walker all over the house! I'm so proud!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back from the beach

We just got home from being in Perdido for a week with Eric's parents. We had such a great time and really caught up on some R&R!! Nolan still was not very fond of the sand...which we thought he would have liked it more this time time around. Oh, well. Maybe next year! He loves the pool and enjoyed learning how to blow bubbles in the water. He really drank more of the water than anything! Anyhow, we had a really nice family vacation and were glad to be at the beach :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Doctor Update

Hey guys!
I know a lot of you have been praying for complete healing for the cavernoma on my brain stem. I had a follow-up MRI this morning and met with Dr. Fisher right after to review my results. The cavernoma is still there, but has not changed in size. So praise God for that!

I will see him back in February for my next scheduled MRI. He said if everything is the same at that check-up, then I would see him routinely once a year unless there are any changes I notice with vision, headaches, or numbness. Some of you may know that I did experience numbness & tingling on the left side of my face, in my left leg and foot for several months. However, on May 15th...all of my symptoms went away and have yet to return. So i know God is in the process of healing me, even though the report today was not what Eric and i expected.

If you all could just continue to keep me in your prayers, I'd be forever grateful to you. Eric and I also really need prayer in our decision to have more children with the risks at stake. This is something weighing very heavy on our hearts today with all the unknown effects pregnancy can have on a cavernoma. I'm looking forward to discussing everything with my OB this week and really spending some quiet time with God.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Nolan!

Our baby boy turned 1 years old yesterday and we threw him a train themed birthday party at our home for close family and friends. Nolan had so much fun getting into his cake and assisting with opening his presents. We were all exhausted after the party was over and couldn't believe a whole year had passed since he entered into our world.