Thursday, October 9, 2008

cutie booty

I know words will not do this justice, but I simply have to tell you about our squirmy little man. This afternoon I was doing a complete "spring cleaning" in Ethan's room. Since things have to be extra clean - so to speak - for his situation, my goal is to deep clean each room/area of the house each weekday. Anyway, today was Ethan's room. No wait, I take that back... today was supposed to be the upstairs bathroom, but I did Ethan's room instead... anyway, that's not important to my funny story. After I had done all the cleaning, it was time to clean him (diaper change). I put him in the crib to change him since it was just easier on my knee to do it that way. I realized that he had soiled (to put it politely) through his clothes so he needed to be stripped down! As I was trying to put the new diaper on his naked little body, he decided it was play time. He started rolling.... and rolling.... and rolling. All over the bed! I'd get one side of the diaper attached and he'd roll the other way - kicking and giggling the whole time. It was so funny, I could barely focus on what I was doing! He wiggled so much that the diaper had no chance of survival. And before I knew it he was rolling all over his freshly clean bed, as bare as an oak tree in a Connecticut winter! And every now and again, he'd stick that little booty up in the air and start laughing in the most adorable sounds. It was just so so funny!

Anyway, I also wanted to let you know that we were able to have Ethan's outpatient visit today here in Hartford. We're now able to go to Boston once a week on Mondays and to our local children's hospital once a week on Thursdays. This is much easier! Ethan's doing great, however, his red cells did drop slightly so he will need a transfusion tomorrow. We will be going back to the hospital here to take care of that and we will check it again on Monday in Boston. I don't think this means anything, we just obviously want his body to start making the red cells on his own, consistently. His platelets however, went up in number! And that's very good!

Joshua 23:14 - Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.


Amy said...

We're so excited that he's doing well. We'll continue to pray and look forward to more great news!
Ryan and Amy

Honea Household said...

Praise God that he is doing well! Don't you wish you had your video camera for that show he put on for you?! I would've loved to have seen it !

Anonymous said...

I am sitting at my desk laughing just picturing the scene in Ethan's crib yesterday. So glad you took the time to enjoy that and also to share it with all your readers. Too often we are so focused on the job to be done that we don't enjoy the unexpected moments of fun! Your story brings back many happy memories of when my children were young.
Praying for all of you; enjoy this beautiful weather!

Lorri said...

Great that wiggly worm cutie booty story!

A little extra blood to make Baby E. strong will be a good thing. Here I am 8 months out from treatment and I'm still in bed by 8:30 every night. It's a long process but he's doing so well!

Praising God with you. Thanks for sharing your story! Love,Lorri

Megan said...

You worded you story so well that I could actaully see what Ethan was doing. That is so funny. My little one loves putting her bottom in the air also, it is a crack up. I think she tries to stand on her head.
I am so glad you only have to drive to Boston once a week now. I will pray for his red blood cells so he won't have to get another transfussion. God Bless you all. I hope you guys have a great weekend.

sara said...

Precious memories! Thank you for sharing your hilarious moments with us! I can just picture each of my boys having similar snippets of "freedom" :) My boys love seeing the new pictures that you post of Ethan, especially of him in his ducky tub!
We will be praying for your sore knee.
Have a great Fall weekend! Love the Rockensock's