Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finally, an update (sort of)

indiana state fair august 2009

Ok... I FINALLY have a computer... I was 100% without a computer for close to 3 weeks and finally picked up my new computer from the place that transferred our old documents, pictures, videos, etc... from our old computer to our new computer last Thursday. I may have to give my computer up again, however, because I am still not able to find all of the pictures I had on my old computer when I go to look for them on the new computer. This caused a near heart-attack a couple of weeks ago when I picked up the new computer and was told that everything was transferred from our old hard drive to the new computer. I didn't have time until 2 days after picking it up to turn on the new computer and look around, and the first folder I looked in was July 2009 and pictures from anne's 3rd birthday were missing, pictures of Whitney turning 11 months old, and other pictures that I KNEW I had taken and transferred from my camera. After meeting with the place and taking my computer back in they continued to work on it and I still cannot find everything (but most pictures are here, so I can at least sleep at night) :)

My mom is continuing cardiac rehab therapy and after appointments in Indianapolis within the last couple of weeks with her cardiologist, lung specialist and liver specialist she was told she did not have to go back for 6 more months to see the lung and heart drs and if her liver numbers continue to improve and all are within normal range, she can be dismissed from the liver specialist, YEAH!!!

Anne and Whitney are both doing very well!!! Whitney will be one this coming Tuesday, August 25th!! I can't believe it! It does not feel like it was an entire year ago that we were rear-ended by a semi-truck in a construction zone (luckily he was attempting to stop, but just didn't stop in time and ran into us) and Whitney decided that the big "bump" she felt from the accident would kick her into gear to hurry up and come into the world about 3 weeks ahead of her nice, calm, scheduled c-section. I had been having contractions prior to getting hit, but after we were rear-ended they definitely kicked into a higher gear and ended with Mike driving us to the hospital the next night going nearly 70 miles per hour down Main St. in Carmel to get to the hospital so that Whitney would not be born in the car!!! I arrived fully dilated and plus one but still insisted on a c-section (thanks to prior experience with Anne). Luckily, they were able to get me to surgery quickly and our little Whitney was born. Little did we know that the whirlwind of the accident with the semi-truck and movie-like arrival to the hospital was only the start... we have been on quite a ride ever since! We cannot imagine our lives without Whitney and are so happy and thankful to have her in our lives, especially after the way she had to fight to survive for the first 3-4 months of her life!!!

We are also very thankful to have such a caring, sweet big sister for Whitney. Anne definitely has her toddler moments with Whitney (like prying Whitney's eyes open when she was just about a week old and saying "Wake up!"... I guess it would make sense to a 2-year old that if you just open the babies eyes for her, she will wake up and be ready to play...) but overall she has been great with all of the adjustments that have been made to her life with the arrival of her baby sister. She is so good about therapists coming to our house, going to doctor appointments, visiting her sister when she has been in the hospital, etc...

It is so cute, when Whitney cries or gets upset (which really doesn't seem to happen very often), Anne will go up to her and softly say, "It's okay sweetie".

Anyway - just some thoughts as Whitney's birthday approaches in just 5 days.


Denise said...

Oh, I have missed those sweet faces!! Glad to hear your mom is doing well. I am sure it has been so stressful for you. Wow...what a story about Whitney's birth!!! Happy almost birthday, Whitney!!

kathy.stadler said...

Happy Birthday Whitney! happy all are doing so
Will be calling and seeing when
would be a good time to stop by...
possibly Aug 21 if you are home>>??
Rebecca and Noah are visiting
Rebecca's parents this weekend
for Donna's birthday and we
are excited to see them on Sunday.
God bless you. Love, Aunt Kathy

Ellen said...

The girls look so cute. It's been an incredible year of life for miss W. I can hardly believe all the changes.

The Sanchez Family said...

Missed that baby girl!!!! Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh I feel better!I got my Whitney fix!Early birthday wishes beautiful girl!!
Anne is beautiful too :)

Jill said...

I'm happy to hear you have your computer with at least most of your pictures on it! As always, I love seeing new pictures of the girls!

Adrienne said...

The girls are adorable as always! I made you something for your blog- couldn't resist with the new pics you put on here. Don't see your email address so if you'd like to see it email

Unknown said...

Happy, happy birthday to Whitney! What a year it's been for all of you. Your photos from the fair are terrific... cute, cute girls.

I hope to have your luck with recovery of our photos from the crashed hard drive we had! We'll see.

Love from Maine -

Monica Crumley said...

Happy Birthday, Whitney! You and Anne are such beautiful girls! So glad you're doing well. I'll bet you had a fun day today.

Sarah, Andy, Murdoch, and Deucey said...

Happy Birthday to Whitney! My sister has the same birthday. I love the pictures and I am so happy to hear that everyone is doing so much better. I hope we get to see you guys next month!


Sharon said...

Happy Birthday, Whitney!

My name is Sarah said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Whitney. I love your pictures