Sunday, June 28, 2009

Missing Post

I am feeling lousy that I neglected to post yesterday. I don't want to lose my loyal followers. By the way, I am loving that I mentioned getting up to 100 followers....and it got pushed all the way to 116! Thanks so much for putting yourself out there. I can show Ally all the little pictures of the people in her army. I just showed her that her upcoming 2nd grade teacher is out there now.

For the update, her stomach pain continued to be horrible all through Friday night and Saturday. Not to share too much information, but she did finally go to the bathroom quite a few times. Jerad and I noticed that she was getting slightly better about dinnertime. Slightly. This worked in our favor because we were due to go to our friend Paula's 40th birthday party. This was the first time we even thought about going out, but we kinda figured that we had to try to do it sometime or we would both end up in the insane asylum. Parents of sick kids need a break, I can attest to that. The doctors and nurses even make a point of telling us that. Our wonderful and very trustworthy friend Lisa stayed here with the kiddlings. Ally did fine, of course some crying, but she would do that for us too. Thankfully her Grandpa and my Dad (Pa) stopped by and brought her some candy, which she didn't even eat but she got to see her Pa, which is what counts.

Afterwards, a lot of our friends came back to our deck, a popular neighborhood hangout, so that we could still be with everybody but be home too. Ally only woke up 4 times while they were here (a new record) which made us think we might be getting a good night. And we did!! Other than the fact that we sat on the deck with these friends until after 3am. So still not much sleep on our part, but maybe it was worth it for some non-medical conversation.

I will try to do two posts today, because today is the BIG DAY. A hair shaving party is happening this afternoon. Prepare to see A LOT of bald heads. Because we have some really true friends in our life who are going bald right with her. Note to bloggers: it is not me.


  1. We're so happy to hear Ally is feeling better today, and that she was finally able to get a decent night of sleep! I know all of you needed a good night of rest.

    We'll keep an eye out for the new pictures later today - looking forward to seeing them!

    Looks like Uncle Shaun and I will have to put our picture out there with our profile so Ally can see it - right now, we're just an avatar! What a huge number of followers - that is so wonderful!

    Love you guys - see you on Wednesday!

  2. I love the hair shaving parties!!! Can't wait to see photos. Glad you guys had an evening to hang out on the deck. And here's to Ally's digestive system getting a but more on track!

  3. Hair shaving, lots of fun--glad to hear that Ally's stomach is better and that you and Jerad got to spend some adult time away from medicine. This is always a boost. You guys are doing great---the first 28 are over, one day at a time. Keep up the good work, hugs and prayers for all of you.

  4. Oh come on Janel...surely you will shave your head Smart girl - but bless those souls who are!! Glad to hear that Ally and the plumbing have become reacquainted.
    Hang in there - proud of you for going out for the evening - to both deserve some down time!

  5. You don't have to post everyday you know. You have enough on your plate to worry about so you don't need to be worrying about doing this--especially since you have a long 2 year road of this ahead. I know you like to do it and it helps to keep everyone informed, but don't get hard on yourself if you miss a day here and there! Glad you guys had some fun last night.