Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful at Three

What a whirlwind it has been. Thanksgiving began a time of friends, family, traditions and awesome celebrations! The day after enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, the girls' third birthday celebration began. Our special friends (who we consider family) drove here from the Albany area to join in wishing the girls a happy birthday. The only one missing was Dave who went hunting. We will leave it up to the girls if they want to forgive him for that!

With grammy's birthday and retirement party being the following day, it was too crazy to fit in a time to have the family over for cake so we decided to have everyone the following weekend. A breakfast birthday in December! It was like Christmas and Birthday all rolled into one. We put our Christmas tree up and then decorated the house with Dora! A little clashy but 'tis the season.

To top it all off, December 1st I started a new full time job at my kids' school. It was a blessing to be home with the girls for three years but it was definitely time for me to return to work and help ease our financial struggles. I miss the girls terribly but I love the classroom I am in and doing what I love in a school that I love! As an added bonus, I am able to see Samantha and Nicolas throughout the day and even attend school masses with them! Everyone is healthy. Life is good and amidst the chaos, my ducks are begining to return to their rows......for now anyway!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

And so it goes....

So, not the best news....not the worst either. We have been monitoring Mia's growth for over a year now. Our initial concern was her very slow weight gain but that seems to be okay at the moment and the focus has shifted to her height. Mia's height has remained the same for a year! She has gained weight but not inches. After blood tests and a bone scan, the endocrinologist has concluded that she has a growth hormone deficiency. I was praying she was short due to her short parents and extremely short extended family on her mother's side (sorry family!). No such luck.

What does this mean? We will have to give her daily injections of growth hormones for the next ten years! I can't help but think this angel has had more than her share of issues and suffered more than any almost three year old should ever have to. Dave and I have decided to monitor her height for another six months to be sure the deficiency will not resolve itself.

If anyone has gone down this road or is currently on it, feel free to leave your thoughts!