Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 23

For anyone that does not know, June 23rd was a very very sad day but also a special day.
On the morning of June 23rd, we lost my dad to cancer. He had lung cancer and was very successful in his treatments; however, they found brain tumors in April. On Wednesday, June 23rd my dad passed away...he did wait for everyone to come to the house and we were able to be with him during this very sad time. He will be missed more than you know!

June the 23rd was also a special day. It was the day that Trace was officially 6 months old. I am just so glad my dad got to spend time with him. It breaks my heart that he won't see his granddaughter...but I know he will be watching from above.

Trace has such a happy personality. He is always happy unless he is hungry or tired. He is starting to crawl...or is pretty funny to watch. He has a bottom tooth coming it and you can actually see a little of it and feel it. He went to the doctor on Monday and he weighs 17 pounds and is 28 1/2 inches long. He is only in the fifty percentile for weight but the 90 percentile for height! He is a growing boy. He is mainly wearing 9 months or 12 months clothes. He sleeps so good too...from about 8:15 at night to about 7. And takes good naps. Yesterday he had a 3 hour nap! WHOO-HOO! He loves to laugh and if you make "pooting" noises on his arm or neck he goes nuts. He loves TV...oh no...but a little Baby Einstein makes it easier to get up and "nap" in the morning when it is my summer vacation!
It is time to baby proof the house because who knows when he will start scooting all over the place! :)
Trace at 6 months

See how long I am?!!
Grand-daddy and Trace one of the last few pictures of these two!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Prayers for My Dad

Anyone who knows me or has read my blog in the last year will know that my dad has been battling lung cancer. In the last couple of months, a lot has happened. For one he had not been getting chemo since August....but he had to start that up again. Then he had some dementia...well he has tumors in his brain caused by the lung cancer. He had 15 treatments of radiation. We found out Tuesday that they are still there. I am a bit confused but apparently the radiation didn't really work; although the doctor says it might take 4 to 6 weeks? Well he still has the dementia and he is really tired and doesn't talk much at all. He has his good days and his bad days (along with the big pregnant whale...ME!). So we need lots of prayers. They doctors says for him to come back in two weeks for a chemo treatment...although for the past month he hasn't had one because his platelets have been low. So right now he is just at home, there are some nurses that come to help out but it makes me sad to go over there. Dad isn't much for talking and we try to make him talk...he might just be sick of us...he usually spends every weekend at his hunting place and well he hasn't been there in a long time! We want him to get better so that he can go back....
So lots of prayers, please! :)