Actually, Randy needed to get out and see some nature, Wolfgang needed to get out, and I just wanted to be with my mens.
We heard there were some cool trees in Medina, about an hour from here.
There were a few. :)
Heaven. I love these minutes of my life. The ones that look like this.
We've had a rough few weeks. Doctor visits. More doctor visits......MORE doctor visits.
It was fun to get out and throw some rocks and see some cool cool trees. Wolfgang could have spent a week chunking rocks in the river.
We went into town and had hamburgers and fries. Man they were good. We had fun.
We then found the coolest rest-stop on the planet. How beautiful is this area?
The trees were so....rooty. And the water was so clear!
We could see our shadows on the bottom of the river.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can't wait. Actually, last Thanksgiving our South African friends had us over because they wanted to cook real American Thanksgiving food. It was fun but really really hot.
The cousins are coming in and we are going to eat real turkey. I'm looking forward to mashed potatoes and Cristin's green fluffy salad stuff. Man I could eat my weight in green fluffy salad stuff. Thankfully my doctor weigh-in was TODAY and not Friday.
I had a sonogram today and Max has an enormous amount of hair. I can't wait to see him! We are scheduling a C-section for January 7th. Soon!
I'm glad its over. I'm glad its bedtime and I can turn my brain off.
Monday night Enkidu got out of the yard. We couldn't find him all night. The next morning we got a call from an animal hospital saying that he was there. He had been hit by a car and a nice man found him at 7:30 in the morning trying to drag himself up onto a curb. He took him to the hospital and paid for some pain relief.
We went to see The Doon. It was bad. His lower half was paralyzed and he had broken teeth. And who knows what else. We gave him the rest of the day to respond to some meds but he didn't. He couldn't go to the bathroom and his bladder was swelling up. So we had to put him to sleep.
It was really hard after all this time. We got him in Chicago and took him all over the world with us. He was Randy's baby.
We all miss him already.
This afternoon we had an appointment with the neurologist about Wolfgang's MRI.
What the test discovered was that at some point before birth, Wolfgang had hemmhoraging in his brain. Where the blood clotted, it left a 1"x1.5" space on the cerebellum. This has affected several things, most importantly his sense of balance.
All we can do at this point is work with him to learn to walk and hope that his brain heals itself in some way . Poor little boy. The doctor said we will just have to wait and see how and if his body will compensate for the loss.
Its going to be a interesting year with 2 babies who can't walk. Thank the Lord for strollers. And thank the Lord for a boy with a good nature and a happy disposition.
This picture appeared on my camera. I'm sure it has something to do with Daddy.
I have been sewing headbands. I looked up from my work the other day to find all of my headbands around Wolfgang's neck.
"Ney!" he said, pointing. That is his word for Necklace.
He crawled off and played for a while with 6 bands hanging off him.
All 5 of the cousins came and spent the night. When Wolfgang woke up on Saturday morning, he was beside himself with happiness to discover all the kids there.
We left San Antonio at about 9 and drove to Devine to go to the pumpkin farm. But first we went into town for the parade.
Wolfgang had no idea what was going on, and even before the parade started he was just thrilled to be there. Fists wiggling. Legs kicking. Squeals. He didn't know why we were sitting on the curb eating breakfast tacos and he didn't care.
He was stunned when something finally happened.
It was one of THESE kinds of parades.......
Anyway, then we went to the farm. The kids loved it!
There were mazes and fishing and a hayride and animals and pumpkins and Christmas Trees.
And then there was the playground. By this point I was barely hobbling along.