Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Back to Real Blogging!

So, I've been cleaning up my blog a little bit and suddenly find that I've got 22 followers - how did that happen? Seriously, I'm stunned. And quite a bit embarrassed, to say the least. I haven't actually BLOGGED in 11 months! Well, let me start to update you! I think the last thing I told you is that I was to be a grandma! Let me introduce you to my little ray of sunshine! His name is Cole Carson, the middle name being for my younger son, now deceased. His middle name was Carson also. I was so surprised when they told me, I kind of cried. (I say 'kind of' because with the anti-depressant I'm on, it makes it very difficult for me to actually cry in most circumstances.) So here he is:

(well, blogger's little 'add a photo' button is NOT working for me, so I just cut-n-pasted this. hope it works.)

Yup, this one is the light of my life. What a joy! His momma says he's such a good little boy! He got a high fever along with diarrhea, so mom & dad took him to the ER. He was eventually admitted, then sent to TX Children's Hospital (right there in Houston; we're located just outside of Houston) and kept for several days. They thought he might have meningitis, so they did a spinal tap. I just stayed home & prayed. Figured I'd be more help there. As it turned out, it wasn't meningitis; they don't know what it was, but he went home & was fine.

Oh, and he was born 5-6 weeks early. Originally due 10/10/10, his mommy went into labor around the end of August. They gave her some steroid(s) to help his lungs develop better, then waited 2 days before doing a C-section. I have to tell you, when I saw them wheeling his little incubator down the hall, I ran out there before they could make the turn towards the nursery, so I could grab a photo. Let me tell you, when I could see his little face, he was the most beautiful baby I'd ever seen. I was literally shocked to notice that! I mean, everybody thinks their baby or grandbaby or niece or nephew - whatever - is beautiful. I know that. But I was totally unprepared for what I saw. I'd never seen such a beautiful baby. Both of my sons were C-section babies, but they were NOT this beautiful! Cole Carson, beautiful baby, was born on September 1st, 2010. A September baby, just like his grandma!