Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Not much new has been going on. I've cut back on Liam's meds somewhat and he was not ready for that :( Monday he forgot his hoodie at school, so I sent him with a different one Tuesday. He forgot that one, as well as Monday's and as well as his lunch kit. Poor monkey. He's trying so hard & he has been doing so well.

And I decided to allow him to grow up somewhat--I set him up with his very own email address yesterday! Wow, how funny was I in reacting like he was getting married or graduating...But really, where did my 34 weeker NICU preemie miracle go? How is he to turn 9 in a couple of weeks? And I love that this year his birthday is the day before Thanksgiving {only happens once in a while}. Having him gives me so much to be thankful for.

Mikey is doing well in school too, I think. I've at least not gotten any phone calls from his teacher recently :). I am a little put out in that I dread every Friday. He comes home with his "Friday Envelope" and since school began, there is always a new form for me to sign asking permission to check him for this, that and the other. I get it--it is not a little boy in a "normal" little boy body. He is Mikey & he is unque. That being said, he is Mikey and a little boy still. He is not some sort of little guy that because he doesn't fit the "average" mold that there has to be more underneath & he MUST have other things going on with him. Yes his speech is a bit delayed. But he's been consistantly delay. In everything.

The weather is getting cold here and I nearly froze this morning when I rolled out of bed! It is strange to think that Guy and I are now entering full circle when measured by the seasons...We began in winter, been through spring and summer & are entering fall. Which will bring us to winter again...

Friday, September 25, 2009

So yesterday morning we had a new addition to our family. His name is Sal :)

He is a fire salamander {I am sure anyways--thanks in part to Google, but I could be wrong. I will post better pics when I get a chance and maybe someone can let me know if I'm right or wrong!}. He is primarily black, with yellow/greenish camo markings mostly on his underbelly. And he when he breathes, he resembles a frog, which the boys think is pretty cool!

He loved swimming in his water dish! We are getting the bigger, better tank ready for him and can't wait for his moving day! We are also going to be getting him a friend as soon as Memere and Pepere are able to find him one!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Here We Go...

I am going to start off by saying I will try my hardest to keep update with this Blog. It's been a quest for a long time, but for some reason work, kids and life in general seem to get in the way--and not neccessarily in that order ;)

I will begin with a little about me. My name is Diane and presently I am 32 years old. I have 2 beautiful boys; Liam is 8, will be 9 on October 11th, and Micheal {Mikey} is 5, will be 6 on December 19th. Both of my boys are miracles in themselves and their very being on earth is well deserved.

Liam was my baby that I thought I would never have. He was conceived after 2 pregnancy losses I had, the second loss was a set of Heterotopic twins. Liam's pregnancy was a trial from day one and his stubborness that he harbours today; no doubt helped to bring him into this world!

Mikey is Mikey! His pregnancy was a "fun" one as well. Although the problems with both pregnancies are very different, they were both very hard. Mikey has also been graced to carry the term "special needs" over his head for the rest of his life, although to know him there is nothing other than just "special" to him!

I will elaborate more on my little men when I have more time. For now though, that will have to tide you over.

I am engaged to a wonderful guy, Guy and although we were to be married this past summer, we decided it better to wait a little longer. Why rush when it's only a piece of paper, right honey ;) He has been a huge asset to mine and the boy's lives and every day is still so much fun. We are also very lucky in that I have a great relationship with Guy's parents with whom we all live together with. Yup so that's Guy's mom and dad, Guy and I and my boys. Over the summer we were lucky enough to even add Guy's 2 kids with us; his daughter Cloe, 14 and his son Xander, 4. Talk about a busy household! But I couldn't think of a better living arrangement for us right now.

I'm going to end this first post here, as I should get to work...