"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Layin' Low

Hey all, sorry for my absence in Blogland as well as Facebook. We have just been laying low in preparation for a very busy September and October. Nothing much has been happening here, just enjoying the last of our Summer.

We will be on a "Staycation" the first week of September when Jeremy's mom comes from Utah to visit. Jeremy is taking the week off so he can fully enjoy time with his Mama, as we have not seen her in over two years. We don't have any plans to go anywhere, and we like it that way. We are just planning on soaking up lots of Grandma Utah time.

Also, starting September 13, I will be embarking on a new and exciting adventure. I am going to be taking care of my friend's three month old baby boy during the day when she returns to work. It will be challenging and fun, and it will test the waters for Marissa and us to see if another little one is in our future. I am really looking forward to having a little one in the house again!

Marissa has a sleep study on August 27th. If all goes well with that, which we fully expect it to, we will be setting a date in September to have Marissa's trach finally taken out for good. We are cautiously optimistic that things will move forward in the right direction. If she is able to get her trach out, we will be enrolling her in school starting in October. Lots of big and exciting stuff happening for our little girl in the next few months!

We were happy to have a visit last weekend from my Dad and Step-mom, Marissa's Bubby and Zeyda (Yiddish for Grandma and Grandpa). We hadn't seen them in two years and Marissa really enjoyed all the extra attention! Here are a few pictures and a video of their visit:

Rissa telling Zeyda stories

Auntie Chelle and Bubby looking at wedding dresses for a June or October 2011 wedding. How exciting!

Uncle Nate staying out of the wedding dress debate. Smart man!

Zeyda, Rissa, and Daddy having a little fun during "quiet time". HA! You can hear the squeak I am always referring to when Rissa inhales after each laugh.

I'll try not to take such a long break in blogging in the future. Thanks for checking in!


The VW's said...

Great to hear from you again! Staying low is always a great thing to do every once in awhile. But, don't stay away so long next time! I need my Marissa fix! :)

Hope you enjoy the next few weeks and praying that Marissa is trach-free very soon! love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Colleen said...

Hooray! I was missing my favorite Rissa Roo posts. I'm glad you are enjoying the last of your summer with family. I'm sure having little one around the house will be challenging for Marissa, but it's good that you seeing how she does in case another one is in the future.

John and Jenna Gensic said...

We're sending prayers your way for a successful sleep study. Is Rissa looking forward to school? Such big changes coming up for you guys! Good luck, can't wait to hear how your fall goes.


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I'm always glad to hear that no news is good news. :) It's nice when there is nothing to post, because life is just LIFE! I hope that the sleep study shows what a rock star Rissa is, so that trach can come out soon. :)

Lacey said...

Definitely can hear that squeak. I still wonder if it will stop when the trach is out of the way. Lots of excitement going on there!

Anonymous said...

So exciting to hear that she will soon have her Trach out - Lord willing! I think that is awesome that you are watching your friends baby as well - so much fun! I don't blame you one bit for soaking up the last of summer! You gotta hold on to every oune of that!!! Have a great week!

Shauna Quintero said...

Wow! Already in September? How are you feeling about it? When I see Christian's purple PMV case where we kept his PMV and his cap, I feel a little nostalgic. I liken the feeling to when I pull out one of his onesies from when he was a little baby or if I find one of his old pacifiers. It's wierd. It's not that I miss it by any means, it's just that it was a part of him for a while.

And, school...already? But she's just a baby! I guess she's a big girl now!

Many thoughts and prayers for Marissa's sleep study. I'm sure she'll rock it.

Michelle and Sean said...

I'm glad things seem to be going well for you guys!! She is so cute!

I pray things go well with the sleep study and look forward to the update!!

Keep enjoying your time before things get more hectic!