Thursday, November 27, 2008

Not a Turkey

In Eric's way of saying 'Happy Thanksgiving,' he would like you to all know that Alex is not a Turkey, therefore cannot be eaten today. We spent that day home after going to the Powley/Tucker side last weekend. I couldn't find a small enough turkey for the two of us, so we had chicken. Tomorrow I am going to be one of the nut jobs out early shopping. I will be at JC Penny at 4 am tomorrow (yes I know I'm nuts!!). Next week consists of PT, Dentist, Ideal Image, lunch with Colleen and Mary Jo, and IN Christmas. Somewhere in there I need to bake and make fudge!!

Alex had his 6 month check up on Thursday. He grew 1.5 inches, instead of the usual 1 inch. He is 26.5 inches long and 19 pounds. He is right between the 50 and 75 percentile. He had started solid food. He is eating carrots and peas and has Cherrios to snack on. So far, he has been a great eater. If all goes well, he will get applesauce on Tuesday or Wednesday.

On a bit of a somber note, there is a little girl who is 14 months old that needs all the prayers she can get. She is the grandaughter of my 4th grade teacher(who is a classmate of my Dads) and daughter of a former babysitter. She has a rare childhood cancer that has claimed her liver and is possibly going to claim her life. She had a liver transplant earlier this fall and that is doing fine. They found nodes in her lungs that are growing and multiplying. They cannot do much for her because of the liver transplant being so fresh. Because this cancer is so rare, doctors don't really know how to treat it or what the outcome will be. As it stands right now she is not doing well. She needs lots of prayers and well wishes.

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