Two hours in, my boy is completely unbothered. He enjoyed the “scalp massage” the EEG tech gave him as she hooked him up and we all gota good laugh wondering whether or not he’d pass out (he didn’t, but the droopy eyed, long blink accompanied smiles had us rolling.) He’s had lunch: an event he thoroughly enjoyed because 1) he got to eat IN his bed and 2) the bed moves up AND down!!! Oh to be little. 💗
Now, he’s gonna iPad and chill. 22 more hours of tick and “abnormal activity” monitoring to go.
Looking at him, and the wing full of tiny souls here for a myriad of reasons, perspective can’t help but smack me across the face: life truly is a gift. Even when it’s messy, even when it’s hard, even when all of the things (ie, kids, and partners, and work, and friends, and family and...”enter your struggle here”)may annoy, or overwhelm, or frustrate or push you to feel like you “just can’t even” remember... you CAN.
Your life is your gift. It is precious. Time is precious. You are precious.
#MikaPika #secondborn #secondson #myboy #minime #thankful #pediatricneurology #hescoolerthanme
RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON:
1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas. Unless it's your Mom's. 🙂
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family (and she marries yours). 15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling with your Mom.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A good pair of jeans is worth 1000 words.
20. See yourself from your Mother's eyes. You are amazing.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Always protect your family (and teammates). 30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
Copy, Paste And Post A Picture Of Your Son/Sons 💙
#raisethemright #manners #respect #confidence #empathy #understanding #son #myheart #intelligent #handsome #minime
You took my birthday little man 🎂 July 14, 2015
( your mom didn't let me be with you when I moved back to Texas in 2016, she let me see you once. She says its because I stole money from her but I think its a lie because right after I left Texas in 2016 she married a white bold guy! She is way outta his league but she did it and now she is an American citizen. He movement was always influenced by money, I looked like I had money when I met your mother I had my own place and a old truck. When she got pregnant with you she moved in with me because her mom said if she pregnant than she is grown, all I had in my apartment was a couch in my room and an office in the living room. She laid on the couch and your big sister was watching kid shows on my laptop. I could already feel she didn't want to be there, we got into an argument and she took off back to her moms house and took all her things. I couldn't follow because my truck wasn't working so I waited for her to return. She never showed up! I called my mom in Philadelphia and she bought me a ticket back home because I was so mentally beat up i didn't want to be there. I came back to Texas to attend child support court for you. I got around using my friends cars until i finally got my own car. It was hard! I've been trying to see you but I don't have much support. I know your in good hands that's another reason why I placed you there. Women are beautiful always abide by their law. It's 2018 and I'm single living with my mom trying to keep up with $800.00 a month in child support. Your mom doesn't reach out to me to confirm she received the money nor to tell me about you. She talks to my mother and she doesn't tell me anything, i don't get much respect around here mostly because your grandmom don't see me with big money. I just sit here trying to keep my sanity because that's all I have left. I feel allot of money coming our way, your in good hands until I return #Texas #Mexican #bloggerslog #onlyson #mixedbabies #journey #moneymission #story #familybusiness #minime #destiny #motivation
An eternal crush 😍..... When you discover that sand glides through everything .. through every single hole it will find his way... that’s how you learn to let go. 🎈 When it’s slipping through your hands, it’s time ⏳to say goodbye 👋🏻 ... BUT not with you #minime
.. 🤚🏻I will buy a big bag 💼 so you can’t escape. And if it isn’t in our hands anymore, I will buy a big racket 🚀 🏃🏻♀️. Men can criticise everything, but if you ask them to do it themselves, you don’t hear 👂 them anymore🤷🏻♀️. Only if you, my little me, are old enough, I will let you discover all things by yourself, but I still will be there, watching, guiding, .. because I have an ETERNAL CRUSH on you 👆🏻and nothing in the world 🌍 will change that 😍 #sand #slipping #gliding #letgo #eternalcrush #crush #cuteness #gisellesstory #speeltuin #sandbox
One of the hardest things, is to visit this place and want to tell your kids about about their Grampa Jay, and not be able to. The only story I have about him is how I’ve put Seashells on his headstone over the years. And how through weather and storms, and over 30 years, every. Single. One, is still there. It’s been years since I let myself cry at this place. I hardened myself against that emotion. And against lots of other emotion. But it’s the first time we’ve been there together where all three of them understand the situation. It all came out and we cried together for a long while and picked some wild flowers. It breaks my heart that I don’t have stories to tell them about the man that was my Father. We’re a broken family. And it sucks. But we have each other, the four of us. And that’s enough. #family #minime #familyisallwegot #ripdaddy #htfu
Thomas' start was rough. My water broke at 36 weeks and at the hospital they tried to keep him in until at least 37 weeks. That did not work. Two days later contractions started. I developed a fever. He didn't like labour. They had to make a small incision on his scalp as he was still inside me, TWICE, to check via certain levels if he was still okay in there. He was born fast and easy. Given antibiotics and immediately formula. Against my wishes. The next days I had to fight to get him on my breast. It worked but I developed an overproduction so big I had 1.4 litres of milk in the fridge after the first week. Toto's system couldn't take the amount of milk and shut down. He was crying non stop and kept screaming if put on his back. I told the doctors it was silent reflux and cma. They told me no. The held him for observation but hardly observed. Only when he puked blood after a severe fit they believed me. Silent reflux. System shutdown due to stress, cma and way too much milk. He was 4 months then. At 5 months I had the boy I always knew he was. Calm, serene, loving, gentle, intelligent, funny, intense and so strong.
I'm still mad. I'm still fuming. We knew after 2 weeks that something was wrong. It took 14 more weeks to get them to listen. If you swipe, seehow loving he is. He lives to make people happy. And those first months nobody but us cared to make him happy. To leave him in the hospital.. . I'm so grateful he turned out the way I always knew he was. Not damaged. And I am glad Sophie was the dream child without any issues. It healed me.
I can’t believe I have a 9 year old. Life has been such a crazy mix of emotions and nothing seems right anymore except when I look at you and realize I created the sweetest, goofiest and smartest little girl. I’m not sure how I got so lucky. You might be the only thing I’ve done right in this life. Happy birthday my little princess butt Mia Skye. I love you more than life. #birthdaysquirrel #minime #imadethat
Aquele clique. 📷
Neste dia dos pais presenteie o papai com estilo... 💁
Kits Gola Polo Pai e Filho. Pai do P ao GG e Filho do 1 ao 12. 👦
Encomende já o seu. 🏃
My husband says she gets her double chin from me. Talking about my chin is like saying a swear word to me 🙈. But my other half says he loves that part of our little girl beacause she gets it from me. He then pinches my chin and says he thinks its cute. Ooh booy 😅 the same part of my body I have always had and trying desperatly to disguise! On the other hand I suppose its nice to know that something I dislike about myself- someone else loves about me. What is one person's rubbish is another man's treasure- so I ain't mad at it 😎
Another point to highlight- I never talk bad about any part of my body to my husband. Why?
Well, imagine this- you are at a resturant and you order a meal and you are so excited to try the dish. And your friend comes and points out every thing about the dish she dont like- "the burger looks too lumpy- errgh it smells like rotton fish. Whys the cucumber shaped like that?" Are you gonna feel the same way about eating your dish? No because your friend came along and put you off. Maybe you will still eat it but definitely don't feel the same excitement you had before about trying your food. This is called "a burst bubble".
Well, the same effect can happen when you talk that way about yourself to your husband. don't burst the bubble that your partner has about you. If your his queen then take care of yourself like a queen, and if there are parts you want to work on then do that- just don't burst his bubble by talking bad about his queen 😉
This little guy is such a trooper. Had his tonsils removed this morning and he’s recovering well so far! Already asking for sandwiches!/: hard saying no when he’s hungry and doesn’t want ice cream or puddling. #getbetterbubba #myson #minime #sipesfamily
Crazy but cute 🦆🤪 cannot believe Harper will be 4 this October. Time is flying!
Awe my changa .... Love looking through my camera roll and having memories like these! Seriously need to print out my photos and put them in an album. Anyone still actually print out their pictures ?! 📸
It amazes me how much this little man is just like me. We both LOVE to be outside and we’re always down for an adventure.