Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Grammy, and a week Break

My mom’s Birthday was on Saturday and we had such a great day celebrating.  I asked her what she wanted to do for her Birthday and was really hoping to spoil her with something fun since she’s done nothing but serve me and my family for the past 6 weeks.  All she wanted was to go to the fabric store so I could pick out fabric so she could re upholster my kitchen chairs.  So, that’s what we did.  We spent her Birthday looking for an awesome gift for me.  That’s how amazing she is.  Before we did that she played play dough with Lincoln while I was teaching a yoga class.  I came home to this masterpiece.  P1030636P1030640Then we made a real cake and the boys loved playing with the candles and singing Happy Birthday.  We finished off the night watching the last few episodes of “Parenthood” one of our favorite shows.  I love my mom so much and really don’t know what I’d do without her.P1030648P1030650P1030653P1030675P1030687Lincoln was supposed to start the next phase of treatment tomorrow, but they came and tested his blood on Thursday and his counts weren’t high enough.  He has to have an absolute neutrophil count of over 750 and his was only at 45.  So now they’ll test his blood this Thursday and hopefully start Consolidation on Monday the 5th.  While this is disappointing  because it prolongs everything a week and I want this whole thing to be over as soon as possible, it’s kind of nice to have no medications for a whole week.  Lincoln will feel good all week and we don’t have to fight giving him any meds.  It should be a really good week.  So that is what I will embrace.  I’m going to try not to think about Consolidation and the challenges and sickness it will bring and just enjoy Lincoln while he’s feeling good.  I just wish we could have friends over and go places.  At least we have grammy here for a little while longer.  Cheers to that.  P1030631


Stephie Lynne said...

Your Mom is amazing... I'm so glad you have her there with you! And I'm glad that in spite of the setback, you will hopefully have an easy week- you deserve one!

Lisa Weiler said...

Of course that is all mom wanted to do for her birthday, doesn't surprise me. Supermomma

Angelina Young said...

So cute! Glad that you were all able to share a special day!

The boys look so sweet in the pictures. It looks like Sawyer has grown 3 feet since we last saw him!!

Ali Snow said...

I'm with Lisa - Mom is so selfless. I wish we all could have been in Pittsburgh to celebrate Mom's bday together. Love you mom!

Heather Ross said...

I bet your mother will never forget this birthday! I'm so happy that you have such a wonderful and loving mother to be there for you.

Your mom choosing a birthday outing of picking out fabric sounds like my mom. I'm reminded in particular of the year Jeremy lived with my parents and me before med school and he wanted to get my mom something special. She said all she wanted was some birdseed. hahaha! He ended up getting her birdseed and a bluebird house.

DC Diva said...

That is a great picture of you and mom and mom and Lincoln. I love how much mom is helping you. She is AMAZING. I love her so much and want to be just like her.

No frosting on the cake?

I want to see the fabric you chose.

Impressive play doh skills. I suck at play doh.