Thursday, April 20, 2017

ABR and Bindi

The last couple of days I've been incorporating Bindi into Noah's day. She has really helped Noah during our ABR therapy. Bindi has really helped Noah to relax and be still while I'm working.

Noah uses a percussion vest in the morning and at night. Bindi climbed into Noah's lap all on her own. Bindi also wants to be in Noah's bed when I'm getting him ready for bed and also when I'm getting him ready for his day. She is really catching on to what her "job" is.

She  helps Noah not to be so wiggly and fussy whole receiving therapy on his back.

It's amazing what one little dog can do for Noah. Looking forward to seeing their relationship grow even more.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bindi is Home!!!!

Bindi is home!!!
Noah and Bindi had a busy fun weekend together.
When she isn't on Noah's lap, she lays in her bed right beside him. A few people have made the comment that she seems too big.... actually she is smaller then what she appears in pictures. She fits perfect in Noah's lap and is big enough that she doesn't get hurt with Noah's big arm movements. In fact she doesn't even seemed fazed with them.
We went to the zoo on Friday. Bindi did really well. Noah and Bindi really enjoyed their day at the zoo.
Here they are hunting for wolverines. 

These monkeys eyed Bindi and really wanted out of their habitat to get her. Bindi didn't like that much.
We were really impressed with how well she did with all the people and animals.
Noah and Bindi loved watching the fish swim by at the aquarium.
We left the zoo and went to Raising Cane Chicken for lunch. Bindi was amazing.
Grater's Ice Cream was just next door so we decided why not have ice cream for dessert. We treated Bindi to some frozen dog treats.

On Saturday we got tickets to OSU spring game.
At first Bindi seemed OK in Noah's lap but as the shoe filled with the noise of 80,000 people and the band, Bindi got a bit nervous. I then held her tight in my lap and I was able to get her settled down enough by halftime and she was able to feel comfortable in Noah's lap again.

Noah had a great time with his first time at the Horseshoe for a OSU Buckeye game.
If was fun to experience it with Issiah and Emily as well.
I love the bond that Issiah and Noah has.
It was neat to see Bindi getting comfort from Noah. I can really see their connection flourishing.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Happy 28th Anniversary Scott

Happy Anniversary, Scott!!! This year has been a year of growing and making our marriage stronger then it has ever been. It has been our hardest year but in the same time it has been our best year yet. I have fallen more in love with you and can't wait to see where our journey takes us next.
I love you!!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Did You Know Noah Hung the Moon?

Noah has been blessed to have little cousin's think he has hung the moon. They see Noah as the coolest kid in town.

Wouldn't it be awesome if every child grew up with a special needs child in there life? The world would be a better place.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

One Year of Noah/Kehres Day

It has been one year of being blessed by the Kehres family.They have made leaving Noah with someone besides family so easy. We may have thought about Noah while he was in their care but we were never worried.
Noah loves going to the Kehres' He loves to hangout with Todd and watch sports. In fact the last time he was at their house Noah got upset because Todd and had left to go do something. Deanie ended up calling Todd to tell him he needed to come home because Noah wanted him. Talk about spoiled.....
 Thanks you again Kehres' family for all you do. Scott and I have really enjoyed our time together. It has really made a difference in our relationship with each other. You've been such a blessing to us and the words thank you don't even seem enough. We appreciate more then you will ever know.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Trisomy 8 Day

Imagine you child being diagnosed with Trisomy and never hearing of it...... asking yourself what is Trisomy and searching the internet to find answers and not knowing if this precious child will live or die...imagine feeling lost or alone. I remember our very quiet ride back from Columbus the day Noah was diagnosed. Scott and I were both in shock and unable to even say a word to each other. We felt helpless that we weren't going to be able to "fix" our baby boy and feeling so sick to our stomach with the news we had just received. Can you imagine how we felt when we were told to put our sweet baby in a home and walk away because he would always be a vegetable. It was the worst feeling by far. It has been 18 years since that day. I wonder what that doctor would think of Noah now.... Would she still think he is vegetable?  That his life has no value? Grant it hasn't been the easiest road that we have traveled as a family but we are all better people because of it.