Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Political Correctness or Racism?

I am not one to get all riled up over something simple but when it affects my family I will have a righteous anger. I know that Cystic Fibrosis awareness is not what it should be (I hope to try and change that) but the ignorance that college is showing is absolutely ridiculous. I know that people fund sickle cell research which some people could say is an African American disease (I know this is not necessarily true because I had a great aunt with it) however I see nobody excluding it from fundraising campaigns.

I am not trying to turn this into a race matter but it appears that these students already have. Please read and spread awareness about CF. We need all the proper education out there so that this NEVER happens again.


Monday, November 24, 2008

A Big Brother?

So we have some exciting news! Lukie is going to be a big brother! I found out several weeks ago and we are starting to spread the news now. We are very excited and I can't believe that I am pregnant. I was a little shocked when it happened. Only because I always think I am pregnant and never am :)

I am hoping to get the CVS testing done in several weeks to find out if this baby also has Cystic Fibrosis. I am prepared for whatever the Lord has planned for us and I am resigned to the fact that we may have 2 little guys with CF. I do want to know as early as possible though so that I can prepare mentally and also not have to be so worried about it.

I have been a little sick but not too bad. It's worse than when I was pregnant with Luke but I consider myself lucky that it isn't as bad as most womens morning sickness.

I am due sometime around July 21st. I will know more after Dec 5th when I have my first u/s.

Here is a picture of Luke announcing my pregnancy to his daddy.
PS- I used a clorox wipe on the test before I gave it to him ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I have forgotten to mention that Luke had his Infant PFT several weeks ago and the results were beautiful! It's always interesting trying to get ready for those because they are so early in the morning and I have to fight morning traffic with a crying baby in the backseat because he wants to eat. However, I can't make the crying baby stop because I am not allowed to give him food for sedation reasons and he is sleep deprived anyways so I couldn't make him happy anyways.

So after I finally got there with my screaming child, I realized that we were a half hour early. I could promise you that the last time we had one I had to be there that early! Thankfully though, Luke's tests came out above normal and his lung function is not a problem at this time. We also found out that the albuterol that we have been giving him for months is not really doing anything so we were able to cut it out. I only have one tiny breathing treatment to give Luke every day! I still do 2 airway clearances but 1 breathing treatment frees up so much time in my day. I think that Luke likes it better too because he doesn't fight as hard during his Chest PT.

With all that free time you would think that I would be blogging like crazy right? Well actually I have been fighting this ear infection and blogging was the last thing on my mind. Luke has been sorta left to himself a lot as I just sit in front of the tv trying to hear what is happening. I miss those days before I was married when I actually COULD sleep all day. I think that I took those for granted *sigh.

I want to share a couple of pictures showing Luke doing what he does best. Snacking! Oh and riding on his little car thing. He likes his little car thing and will sit there for hours :) It's really cute.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Here are a few pictures of Luke after we went and voted today. I think he liked all of the old people at the polling place :)

This is what Luke will do if Obama wins.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tomorrow is the Day!

So I am pretty much sick of all the election talk but I figure that I am going to write a quick post about it.

I plan on voting tomorrow morning and even though I know that my vote is pretty much useless in Illinois (oh the joys of the electoral system) I feel that I need to make my voice heard. While I do plan on voting McCain I must say that it has been a topic of discussion with my dear husband. While I would never ever vote for Obama and neither would Dan we have discussed whether or not we should vote 3rd party which is what my conscience tells me to do. Especially because we live in Illinois and Popular vote really does nothing and this is suuuuch a Democratic state and so my vote really will just be put into the popular factor. I have decided to vote McCain. For no other reason than I don't feel like writing someone in. Dan has decided to go 3rd party and I guess I don't care. He can do whatever he feels like as long as he is happy :)

That's all I am going to say about my voting issues. I don't really get into politics as much as I used to but this election has turned me off even more to Washington. I really don't see them as caring about the average American. It will be interesting to see what will happen.

I will leave you with an example of what happens when you leave little boys in the living room while you blog. Yes, that is chocolate all over his cute little face :)