Life is Good

What She Wore: grey LSU long-sleeve tee; blue jeans; slip-on tennis shoes.

When we moved into our “new-to-you” house we had the heater replaced. It was putting out “greater than recommended” amounts of carbon monoxide. Now, the last thing you want to do is poison your family while they sleep, so we went ahead and got a new one before we officially moved in.

Wouldn’t you know that the dang thing would stop working this weekend? Just in time for one of the few times this year when the temperature will dip below freezing. We’ve only been in the house about five days. We don’t want to pay for a weekend service call, so we’re back at my Mother-in-law’s until Monday.

Even so, I’m feeling pretty darn good these days. Our follow-up with the nuerosurgeon was on Friday and the news was better than good. Not only are Charlie’s ventricles shrinking (thank you, shunt), but his brain is expanding into the new space. This is basically the best news you can hope for when your kid has functional equipment lodged in their skull. But that’s just my opinion. To top it all off, he’s using his eyes to look on his bad side, his weight gain is steady, and he’s looking more and more like a real-live boy all the time. I’ll admit it–I’m thrilled. I could not have asked for a better Christmas present.

I realize that my view of my child is skewed–he looks in both directions!!! He reaches for toys!!! He can hold a sit for a few seconds!!! He will tolerate solid foods!!!–but that’s OK with me. Every step forward fills me with awe.
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  1. Hey girl… that is WONDERFUL news on little Charlie. I still can’t believe how big he’s getting! That stinks about the heater! But, it’s good that you had it checked out before you moved in. I want a boy this round so we can be “done”. But, as long as the baby is healthy it really doesn’t matter to me.

    Hugs – Tiff

  2. I second Tiffany’s comment–that IS wonderful news but truthfully, I expected it. Maybe that’s naive. Either way I’m happy for little Charlie, who by the way, I’m noticing, is growing some reddish-looking hair? Is that right? I LOVE LITTLE RED-HEADED KIDS! He just can’t get any more adorable.

  3. That is wonderful news and just in time for Christmas, what a miracle!


  4. What a bummer about that heater. Great news about Charlie. He is so cute! I loved the goofy holiday picture.

  5. Nadine Hightower says:

    See! He will amaze you every day!

  6. Small Town Girl says:

    Great news about Charlie!! I’m so happy he’s progressing.

    What a bummer about the furnace, but that’s the life of a homeowner–it’s always something!

  7. He is an amazing little boy! Everyone’s hard work and prayers are really paying off! Merry Christmas, Charlie!!

  8. Seriously he gets cuter everytime I see a pic of him. Only a couple more days until I see you!!!! YAY!!!! Love & miss ya!!!!

  9. He looks like a real boy to me! πŸ˜‰ LOL
    Celebrate it…all of it. Just wait and see what he’s gonna do next! What a joyous Christmas gift your Charlie is!

    Bummer about the heater…oh well…Life is GOOD! πŸ˜‰