Monday, January 6, 2014

December Has Come And Gone

Well, it's been a while since I have updated the blog (I am sure you all missed me. Ha!).  This is going to be a speedy recap of our last month.
Scott walked out of the hospital on December 13th.  He always said that he will walk out of the hospital and I have to be honest and say that I didn't always believe that was possible.  At one point we had to have our friends measure every step and doorway and shower in our house to determine how we can make it handicap accessible.  Scott always said that he will not need any of that, because he will walk out of the hospital.  I love that he was so determined!
Here is the cookie cake I got for Scott on his last day

We made it home safe from Nebraska.  We stopped in Kansas City for Scott to see the Neurologist that was on call during his time in the ICU at KU Med.  He was pleasantly surprised to see the progress Scott has made.  He also gave us more hope that with time the pain and numbness in Scott's hands and feet will get better.
On December 14th our little man turned 11 month old.  He is such a joy to our family.  He is a busy body and is constantly moving.  He does not like to sit still or read books.  He would much rather eat the books, bang them against the wall or throw them on the ground.  He has been cruising along furniture and loves his walker. He likes to open and close every drawer and door five hundred times.  He also gets hurt a lot doing that, but he goes right back to it.
Evan had a quick visit with Santa (big sister did not want to go near him this year).  He did great and was not scared at all. I have to say I am almost a little disappointed.....I love Santa pictures with screaming babies:)

We came home to the biggest christmas tree you have ever seen.  Scott's family came to town to celebrate christmas with us.

 Hannah was so excited about christmas this year and it is so special to see this special holiday through the eyes of a child.  She was pretty excited to leave cookies for Santa and carrots for the reindeer.  She did however forget to leave a glass of milk.  Santa left her a note asking her to please leave some milk next year, because the cookies are just better with milk.  She thought that was so funny and still talks about it.
Evan has been loving Hannah's DocMcStuffins check up center (it has doors he can open and close, so of course he loves it)

We welcomed the new year at home with just our little family.  We went to bed by 9:30 and slept through the big celebration.  2013 was a year of really happy and joyous occasions (Evan being born) and really scary and sad moments (Evan being so sick right after birth and Scott's battle with Guillain Barre).  We are happy to put this year behind us.  We spent almost half the year in a different city at a hospital.  We are so blessed to have witnessed two miraculous recoveries in 2013 and are looking forward to what 2014 brings for our family.

If you haven't seen the video of Scott's Guillain Barre journey you can check it out HERE.  It is very brave of Scott to share these personal moments with everybody.  I know the videos we watched gave our family so much hope and encouragement when Scott was at his lowest point and if we can provide that kind of hope to another family then it was worth sharing this life changing event.

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