Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sleep Study - Part 2

Andrew checked into Akron Children's Hospital last night for his sleep study. He looked so cute waddling down the hall in his pajamas, bear hugging his pillow. Nurse Mona took us to his private room and started setting up all the equipment. Andrew sat very quietly watching his Winnie the Pooh movie. It took about 45 minutes to get all the wire, monitors and sensors attached. In all I counted about 30. As always, Andrew was a perfect patient.

Once Mona was finished she turned out the light and we finished watching the movie. Afterwards, I kept with our bedtime rituals and read 2 stories, gave him a small drink of water and kissed him goodnight. Unlike home, I was not able to leave the room so I laid down over on the sleeper chair they provided. About 20 minutes went by, I thought for sure he fell asleep and we were home free. But, no. In the darkness a little voice called out, Mommy? "Yes" I replied. His voice crackled, "I want to go home". Poor thing was terrified. I reassured him I would be right here the whole time. Nevertheless, he was uncomfortable with all the wires, in a strange place and his toe sensor glowed red like E.T. so he was totally obsessed with it. For hours he fought sleep. I tried holding him, sleeping with him, leaving him alone, back rubs, everything! Finally close to midnight he gave in.

Around 5:30 AM Mona woke us up, they were all done. Unfortunately, Andrew didn't give them much to work with. After all that hard work, Andrew didn't do much snoring or other sleep apnea signals. AHHHHH!!!! If only they could come home with us or ride along while Andrew sleeps in the car seat. They could gather a ton of data. Ugh!

So now we wait. The doctors will review the info they gathered and call us sometime in the next week.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

FAC Picnic

Every year I look forward to the summer picnic Family Adoption Consultants puts on for their adoptive families. Seeing all those smiling faces from around the world is a beautiful sight.

Andrew & Sydney both relished the opportunity to break boards during the Tae Kwon Do demonstration. I have two naturals on my hands!

Coming up on Saturday, October 4th is our annual Evening at the Races fundraiser. All the proceeds are donated towards various orphanages, including Andrew's. I hope you will join us for this fun filled night! Tickets are $25.00 and include a buffet dinner, dessert, wine, beer, and soft drinks. More friends makes for more fun while shouting & betting on the horse races. This is also my first year serving as president of the event so I hope you will come out for support.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day everyone! The kids presented Matt with their gifts. Sydney painted & decorated a small box for him, she says its an eye glass case. Andrew with a little help got daddy some new baseball pants. We spent most of the day at the Dogwood Pool then had dinner at ElRincon.

Unfortunately, neither Matt or I got to spend the day with our dads. My dad, like most years, is on his GOBA bike trip through Ohio. Matt's dad was busy with church meetings. We love you both and hope you enjoyed your day!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Summer Fun

School's out and the summer has begun!!