Saturday, October 24, 2009


THANK YOU GOD!!!!! We have wonderful news! Jake's platelet count this week was 302,000. That number is beyond normal. It's so much higher than we were even praying for. Normal platelets counts are between 150,000 and 400,000. The last time we were in there (3 weeks ago) he was at 21,000. So, this was such a shock that even his Dr. personally called us. She was thrilled. So, now we'll go once a month for the next 3 months and if his count remails normal, then we'll be discharged. Ahhhhh.....for the first time in a long time, I felt like I could breathe. I had two healthy baby boys again. It's just awesome!

So, to celebrate, I have been very active with my little monsters lately. Jake seems to notice his health as well. He's been even more busy, more agressive, more all over the place. It's like he feels normal and it shows. For starters, I took the boys to the mall by myself this week and we actually attempted to have Chick Fil A in the food court. It's the first time I've taken them to eat without another adult. It wasn't bad at all! You did so good guys :). And of course I got lots of, "ahhhh!" from passerbys. I know, they're pretty cute.

And this Friday, we went to our church's fall festival. It was very packed with lots of people and stuff to do...but mostly for bigger kids. But, we still had fun dressing the boys up and letting them loose. I found these ADORABLE outfits online. I wanted something that wasn't hot or too bulky or had a headpiece. And I also wanted them to coordinate but I didn't want them to match exactly. So, I found these perfectly made NASA space suits. And they love them. You can tell they are aware that they're a big deal when they've worn them. They just light up.

Jojo, Aa-Lo and Granddad (he's such a Granddaddy's bud!)

GG and her Jakey

My boys n me on the Fire Truck!

Jake was a little fascinated at all the gear on the truck.

Jojo and Granddad bounching on the Moonwalk...get it!

Takin' a breather

The sisters n the brothers.

Seriously, could you guys BE any cuter?

And today, we took in the airshow at Alliance airport. I took the boys because they've become VERY interested in all things that transport....planes, choppers, trucks, cars, motorcycles, etc. Plus, the Blue Angels were there and well, I LOVE them! My uncle was a pilot in the BA for 2 years and I feel like I have a minor connection to them, which makes me feel very proud and honored. And they're a-m-a-z-i-n-g so there. But the big poopy of the day was the fact that we didn't get to see them. The show was running behind and we just couldn't wait any longer. We were too tired and it was getting a little too warm outside. Oh well, someday in the future, we're there! But, in general, we had a great time. The boys really light up watchin the acrobatic planes dance all over the sky. Good times!

Jojo & Jakey in a military chopper. Cool!

1 comment:

F-C Family said...

That is great news about Jake, I'm so happy for you. What a relief after all these months of worry.
Looks like you guys had a great weekend. We thought about going to the airshow but decided to do the pumpkin patch instead.
See you soon!