Lots to share already this summer. I have been a busy lil' lady. M&D are keeping me busy. First of all, welcome to my new friend Evelyn Rose Johnson. She was born on 7-11. Another girl comes to the party...whoa these poor Dad's are in for a treat in a few years.
I have another new friend, Miss Sarah is my new nanny, helper, M&D break giver, play friend, etc all in one. She has been helping M&D and I like her cause she plays with me all the time. Bike rides, swings, my jumper, toys, books, and all kinds of other fun stuff. Miss Sarah has been great!
I have also been up north, I was there for the 4th of July. I got to swim. I went to the beach. I went on boat rides. I even went to walmart. It was a fun vacation. I got to see both my grandpas and both my grandmas. It was so cool. Everyone came to visit me, even my aunt Christine.
This weekend, Dad and Grandpa built me a swing-set in the back yard. It is so cool to have my own system right in the yard. I don't have to go to the park and I don't have to go downstairs to jump. I can go right outside in my own yard...thanks, grandpa Rama!!
On top of that, I am swimming once a week or so. Mom takes me to water therapy. So fun.
And this week, I am back to lokomot and get to walk again in that super cool machine. My therapist is going to be so happy cause I think I made some great progress since the last session. I cannot wait to get going again - will be sure to update and share a pic or two. With that said, a couple new pics are up. Me and my new piano from Grandpa Rama. I am not too good yet but I am trying.
I have lots more to share and will get them posted this week, promise.
Been a busy little lady this last month. Sorry for the delay in updating. We are finally settling in to the new house, neighborhood, area, etc so I will have more time to share updates and pictures.
We moved and thanks to so many super generous and helpful people, we are in great shape in the new house. Shout out thank yous to: Great Grandma Jan, Grandma Carrie, Grandpa Jim, Granny Rama, Grandpa Rama, Mr Curt, Ms Stef. They all helped M&D lift, carry, move, unpack and all the other fun stuff that goes with moving.
Thanks to my cousin Heather and Great Aunt Fran. They cleaned the house so that is was ready for me to play in!
This years Memorial Day was a little different. We almost always go up north. It is a time for chores and all the fun seasonal work that needs to get done. This time however we had to miss our getaway. This lady had to have her eye surgery "re-do" on Friday. All went well and the Dr was very happy that we decided to fix some things that didnt heal to well from last time. M&D said I am a rockstar. We went in Friday morning and I was home in my own (new) bed Friday night. I am swollen and look like someone punched me but other than that I am rocking it...well I was rocking it.
I felt so good, M&D took me to a new park in the area. I went swinging, I went spinning and I was flying around on Mom and this tire thingy. It was super fun. Then I went with M&D to lunch...we never do that. I loved looking at the lights, the tvs, the cool stuff...
Then Sunday night came around and I ended up with a post-op cold. Actually we are all fighting something but it got me! I am super congested. No fun! Its hard to sleep. Anyway, I will get over it, M&D are good at home doctors. If we keep it out of my chest we will be successful.
I posted some pictures of my new playground at the park. Next pics will be of the new house and my new room....
I missed everyone up north. Thanks for rooting for me and my surgery. "See" everyone soon...pun intended.
Its been so nice to go outside. I have been enjoying and taking advantage of the nice weather cause I think its about to get not so nice.
I have been a biking fool. All my indoor basement practice has paid off. I love pedaling around the neighborhood. Mom and/or Dad take me almost every day.
This weekend I was lucky enough to have Grandma Carrie with me! She took me on my bike ride and showed off all my pedaling moves...I am sad though, cause Great Grandma Jan was sick and didn't visit. I was hoping for some super duper grandma girl time. I hope GGJ feels better soon and I want to thank Grandma Carrie for playing with me and watching me while M&D got all their stuff done. She was also a super packing helper. Dad said it was a huge help. I hung out with Dad and Grandma as they packed up the whole kitchen!!
Speaking of Grandmas. Granny Nanny Rama is back...again! I cant wait to see her. But first I have to be patient...she is going to visit my new cousin Abigail and help out around there this week. They need the help more now, so I will be patient for my Granny Nanny time. Welcome home, Granny and Great Aunt Frannie!!
And Welcome home, Grandpa Gene. I got to see him this week. He was tan and getting skinny. He was gone for 32 days...wow! I missed him.
OK, its late, the weekend is over and this lady needs to get some sleep for a busy busy week.
Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes and the cards and the texts and the emails. Yes, I even get texts!!
Thanks to Uncle Matt and Aunt Michelle (+1) and my cousin Emily who came over to watch the Spartans lose (boo) and to celebrate with me. They brought me the most awesome balloons. I play with them every day!
Thanks to Granny Nanny who has been home for a few days awaiting the "newer" one. Since the new addition isn't too motivated to join this family, I am getting spoiled with Granny time. So fun!! Thanks for the presents too! I love all my new clothes and my new toys.
I am super lucky to have to such an amazing family, friendship circle, supporters...thanks to everyone!
Oh yeah, Go Tigers. Since my spartans are done with basketball, this little lady is on to baseball. And so far, my lucky shirt is 1-0. Dad bought me a cool new Tiger shirt for my Bday. I will get some pics loaded up later.
What a weekend of basketball! Dad made me watch a lot of TV this weekend. I like the squeeky shoes and all the colors. I like the crowd noises and the cheering. And I really like it when MSU wins. Even though this little lady was in bed....
Check out my Granny and Grandpa. They are supporting the Green, on a beach in Florida. Look at my "getting skinny" grandpa. Hooorayyy! Keep it up, Poppa!
I have a super busy week so I have to keep it short. Just wanted to say hello and go green. Oh yeah, and please think Spring. I want to go outside!!
Go Green and Go Blue. Dad said we can root for them...for now!
Ok, enough snow, cold, ice, winter....enough. This little lady is ready for some Spring. Rain, Sunshine, birds, flowers...bring em on!
I have been taking advantage of this never ending winter to catch up on all kinds of stuff for me. I took all kinds of tests that the doctors wanted and we never had a chance to get done. I did a sleep study. No fun. Should be called no way you're gonna sleep soundly study. I had an EEG. I did my eye surgery, but you knew that! I am back in PT 2x a week. Fun! Mom and I did all kinds of paperwork and planning for school. Nope, not going to school yet, but working on planning with my early on team.
I have been busy.
This last weekend we did a road trip to Cleveland. We visited with the Bellas's. It was super fun. I played all weekend with Melanie and Tyler. They are super nice and shared toys and let crawl all around their house. I like road trips!
Another one this weekend. I am going to Lansing while M&D go to Chicago. Fun, Fun! We all have cabin fever and are enjoying just doing something different, out of the house...Dad is mean and posted some pictures of me during my tests. Ugh. He said I was a rockstar and did super awesome. I have to agree, I am awesome.
Happy March birthdays to Uncle Matt, Ms Emily, my cousin Brooke, Mr Tim, Ms Katie, my friend Ryan and of course...ME!!
Think Spring and this snow storm better b
I am healing up nicely post op. Still a little black and blue but doing much better. Swelling is just about gone. Now I need to learn how to use these new fancy eyes...
It was nice to getaway for the weekend. Weather wasnt too great but we did escape outside for a couple minutes to sled. Lots and lots of snow. Dad was struggling to pull us. Sorry, dad, but thanks!!
I had lots of fun with my friend Haylee. She is pictured here with me. We had all kinds of fun time up north. She even held my hand while I tried to walk. We played. We crawled through our tunnel. Thanks Granny, the tunnel is super fun. I especially like the fireplace upnorth. M&D made it kid safe so I can sit right up by it and enjoy the warm and cozy.
Well its back to reality this week. Already at a Dr appt. 4 inches of snow. Therapy this week and getting back to normal stuff now that my eyes are healed up.
Thanks for all the Valentine cards and stuff. Grandpa Jim sent me one. Great Grandma Jan and Great Grandpa Ed, Granny Nanny, Great Aunt Arlene and Aunt Linda all the way from Florida...wow!! I love my car
First of all, thanks everyone for all the amazing messages and well wishes. Mom had a ton of messages from her Facebook post.
I am doing much better. The swelling is going down. I am pretty black and blue and even yellow (ewww) but things are improving. I still look like I got into a fight with Rocky...but it will all be worth it!
I had an amazing weekend. M&D did a little getaway and Granny Nanny Rama stayed with me all weekend. Great Aunt Fran came by on Saturday and we had a super duper slumber party. GT - Girl Time. Uncle Matt, Aunt Michelle (+1) and cousin Emily came over Saturday night for pizza dinner and I had fun playing with my cousin. It was great to see, literally see everyone! So fun. My cousin made me an awesome Valentine heart. It is hanging on the fridge (thanks, Emily!)
Big thanks to Granny and Aunt Fran for taking such good care of me, playing with me and spoiling me while M&D were away. I had so much fun. I watched the Olympics. I loved the ceremonies with the colors and music.
Today we are back to normal. I love my granny time, but I am glad M&D are home.
It was a long day...today is going to be even longer!
Good news is that everything went well and as planned I was home in bed last night. I was doing so well they released us and didn't make me stay the night. As you can see I am pretty swollen and beat up. The surgeon was very happy with what he was able to do. I cant wait for the swelling to go down so I can see how these new eyes work.
I want to thank the amazing medical staff at UM Mott that helped me yesterday. Everyone was super nice and took good care of me and M&D too. It was a long day for all of us, but it seemed even longer for Mom. I know she was worried about me (yeah, Dad too) so I made sure I was super duper strong and did a good job breathing!
Dad took these awful pictures and posted them. I am not a fan but he wants to show how amazing the journey will be once we have before and after photos. I certainly hope I look better than I do here.
Well I am off to play a little, rest a lot and enjoy inside time while the snow snow snow falls....
Thanks to everyone for all the prayers, well wishes, texts, emails.
So if you have been a regular follower you are familiar with my BEG and BEE plans. Well today is a big day for me and one of those E's. My eyes!!
I am off to U of M Mott Children's Hospital where this amazing doctor is going to help my eyes work better. Actually he is going to help my eyelids work better which should help me see more! I cant wait. He is going to sling or stitch my eyelids to my eye brow muscles. I know, sounds weird, sounds crazy...but here's the reason why. My eyelids dont work too good. I open my eyelids by using my brow muscles to pull them up and out of the way so that my eye is exposed and so I can see. Dr Kahana is going to help me by slinging those muscles so I dont have to work so hard to open my eye lids.
Its certainly not a major surgery but I will be asleep a while and I will be intabated. Thats the scary part. I dont like that breathing tube. And I have a little bad history with that darn thing. But today, I am healthy, I am stronger and I am ready! I am gonna be a rockstar and I hope to be home in bed before all this snows comes. Yup, more snow! Ugh.
So please wish me the best, keep me in your prayers. I promise to update or have M&D update ASAP. All should go well and I will have some new pictures of my eyes later this week!
I did post a new picture and I think it needs a little explanation. The other morning Dad went out to shovel. Yup, more snow. Anyway, I was watching him out the cool big window we have. Notice I am in my new shirt from Great Aunt Fran (thank you!!), with no pants on (embarrassing) and wearing my favorite slippers (Thanks Grandma Carrie!) and a hat on....ok, so the point....Dad made me a snow ball man. I little snow ball with eyes and a nose. It was so funny. I laughed. I didn't touch or hold it, way too cold, but I did have fun with it.
Post op pictures to come!