Friday, September 30, 2011

Pre-Meds Are Working

Noah continues to do well post surgery.  He has taken to breathing like a fish to to speak.  We're all just hangin' out in the PICU, watching loads of Mickey Mouse Club and Signing Time, hoping to head home in the next several days.

Shortly before Bubs' surgery on Wednesday, the anesthesiologist gave him a pre-med.  It was intended to relax Mr. Man and, boy, did it every work.  Being the amazing father that he is, Kc took a quick video to remember our "drunk" Little Man.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Whole Sans-Hole

Well, Noah's stoma (blow-hole) closure surgery was an incredible success thanks to our MOST FANTASTIC Otolaryngologist. About two hours after we kissed our Noah goodbye we were finally escorted to his bedside in the PICU where we (in awe) watched and listened to him inhale........then exhale from (only) his most perfect mouth and nose. As our Little Man woke up from his deep anesthesia sleep his recovery went relatively well considering his breathing experience is entirely new to him. The first words Noah signed was, "MaMa", "car" and then immediately pointed towards the exit door. "MaMa, get me outa here!" That's our Noah. We thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for our Little Man. We are expected to stay until Sunday so please keep them coming.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


So much has happened in the past few weeks.  First off...

we've moved!
We're now in an adorable three bedroom home with a large backyard.  Our first morning in the house we found this...
a cute, little box turtle who likes to crawl under the fence from our neighbor's backyard into ours.
Noah is in absolute HEAVEN playing in the backyard {something that was lacking in our condo}.  He shovels and digs in the dirt, rakes up the leaves, and "explores" every little square inch.  It is so fun to see my Little Man doing "boy things".

After Noah's stoma closure surgery was canceled, re-scheduled, re-re-scheduled, and re-scheduled once again, we are finally heading up to Stanford tomorrow so the MOST FANTASTIC Otolaryngologist can close my Little Man's "blow-hole".  It has been one year and three weeks since Bubs' very first procedure and we're hoping to close the book on this chapter in his life.  Please pray for our safe travels, the skill of the surgeon, the care of his nursing team, and speedy recovery for Bubs.  We promise to keep you posted.

Monday, September 5, 2011

...And Again

Labor Day?  The Zoo?  Well of course!

The Jacksons ventured off to the zoo this morning with some very close friends.  They are our "Zoo Friends"...we've been going together since the boys were little.

Jack and Noah had a blast together!  They ran around, chased each other, copied each other, hugged each other {well...mostly Noah hugging Jack}, and shared popcorn.
Noah continues to love the orangutang statue more than the real thing.  Here he is giving it a hug... 
and a kiss.
Noah and Jack played outside the reptile house.  They had fun crawling in and out of the turtle shell
and riding the komodo dragon.
Ride 'em Cowboy!
Noah even got to ditch his boring stroller and ride with Jack in his Radio Flyer.  How fun!
We finished off our visit to the zoo with a train ride through Storyland and Playland.  Kc had to work very hard to get a good picture of me and my Bubs.

Not quite...
still not good...
well...I guess that's as good as it gets.
I hope your Labor Day was as relaxing and enjoyable as ours was!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Zoo...Again

Bubs and I headed to the zoo this morning and even though we've taken SO many pictures of Mr. Man at the zoo, I just can't resist taking a few more of my cute Little Man.  

At the monkey enclosure, Bubs just loves to play with the carved orangutang rather than watch the real thing.
We had so much fun at the petting zoo.  It was still nice and cool in the morning so all the goats and sheep were out.
I just love how Noah puts his hands behind his back when he is unsure of what he is looking at.
Here Noah is signing goat...
He showed you the chin hair and horns...that's how you sign "goat".

Noah was wondering why some of the animals were lying down.  He signed "sleep" and "night-night".  Too cute!
I thought this was simply precious.  One goat laid down right next to the other one and put it's head on their back.  Love that they are snuggling on each other.
Hello there Mr. Goat.  How are you?
Mr. Man loved to chase the peacocks.
The flamingos were another big hit.
Do you remember this picture...from here...can you believe how much Bubs has grown in a year?
Unfortunately there was water in the hippo's mouth so Noah could not sit in it.
I love that these beautiful macaws greet you when you enter the rainforest exhibit.
My tall Bubs...almost as tall as a gorilla.
No trip to the zoo is complete without a visit the reptile house...Mr. Man's favorite!
Once again, we spent quite a bit of time watching the fish.   I seriously think Noah could live in the reptile, however...I think I would pass on that.
My washed out happy Little Man was so thankful that we visited the zoo today! 

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