Monday, April 19, 2010


I have been helping my friend Dave write his blog about training for the Boston Half Marathon. What makes this is so incredible is that he only has 20cm of Small bowel. He works full time, is an avid advocate for others in his situation, and oh yeah.... he is going to run 13.1 miles this June.

I am perfectly healthy and that task seems daunting. But it has been really fun helping Dave and to see his progress. But I have to say the best part is seeing his determination and refusal to just sit back and be an observer.

Whenever I get sad about the things Ellie might not be able to do when she is older, I just check out Dave's blog and I feel much better.

Thanks Dave for the inspiration.

Friday, April 09, 2010


Happy 4th birthday Ellie!!

I can't believe that she is 4. That means she is much closer to being 5 and the next thing I know she will be 10 and then 20 and......

I am so not ready for my baby girl to grow up.

We are having a quiet celebration here tonight and then a blow out birthday party with her preschool class. We have rented a bounce house and are ready for the madness.

We check the weather forecast about a million times a day, and so far we have sun. So keep your fingers crossed for sun!!!

Ellie has requested cupcakes again this year, so I will be baking all afternoon. She is decorating cookies with her class today at school. It is amazing to me how good dairy free, nut free, egg free cookies and cupcakes can taste.

Thursday, April 08, 2010


We got our first look at #2 today. The high end ultrasound was way better than the one that the previous OB used.

Maybe that's why they missed the diagnosis completely! Either that or they just weren't very good.

#2 looks great, and is quite active even though not big enough for Abby to feel the activity.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

We will miss you Gus

We had to say goodbye to the Wonder dog yesterday. He was great and we will miss him.