Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with Christmas cards unsent (maybe we'll do New Year's Cards - ha!) and pictures not posted, but what a wonderful time of year. How blessed we are to have a Saviour born just to save us.

Addison is enjoying the wrapping paper more than gifts, but hey she's loving it. She's a whopping 6 months old now and is growing into quite a ornery little thing - we love her sooooo much!

Kate is all about Santa this year, but she knows it is baby Jesus's birthday and I love her to explain the story of baby Jesus - too cute as she talks about it in her language.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

In Existence!!

Yes, the Robertson's still exist and yes my blogging has dramatically decreased over the past 5 and 1/2 months and majorly decreased over the past two months. Life has changed so much and I find myself praying for a moment of "me" time most days - usually it doesn't occur - therefore the things I like to do - BLOG, etc... have been put on the back burner.

Update on Addison - still putting trust in God. Her lab results came back last week and her pyruvate and lactate continue to be elevated and the panel of about 30 tests that were done, one of them came back elevated - this is metabolically related. Her pediatrican is talking with the geneticists who reported on her labs. L-CHAD is what she could also possibly have on top of FPIES. Thankfully Addison is not exhibiting any of the symptoms and is developmentally doing great! I still find myself questioning all of this and wondering if it will ever end, but trying to put my faith in the Father.

Kate - silly as ever. She loves her new house and was only mildly confused that we still live in Little Rock - the brain of a two year old. She loves to eat frozen chicken nuggets and frozen waffles - pre - cooked, but still weird to me! She is so protective of Addison and is already super careful about food around her - she will say she has an allergy. It is so fun to see her developing into a little girl.

Chris - um who is that - oh, that's right it's the pediatric intern that randomly appears at odd hours in our house. Boy, I never knew this journey would be so difficult. Thankfully his November and December rotations are supposed to be the toughest of the intern year. In reality he gets 4 days off per month, has been on call more times than I can count and works extremely long hours - preaching to the choir for a lot of you resident spouses out there.

Then there is me - Yes, I am still Sara, but at times I feel like I have totally lost myself amidst residency, packed and unpacked boxes, a strict diet (no brownies on rough nights), and two beautiful girls (one of which depends on me for everything right now). I am the Sara who ran the show and was always upfront and now at times I am thankful to end the day without having shed tears. God is growing me so much through this process of finding myself (Chris is my best friend and how I miss him) and coping with "it all".

I have so many things to share that we have experienced over the past almost 6 months in Little Rock - let me tell ya, Arkansas knows how to throw a State Fair - ha! ha! Oh and if the next time you talk to me I have a slight drawl you'll know why - I've been living in Arkansas!! I'm working on a post of all the memories we've made so far and plan to publish it soon.

Please continue to pray for sweet Addison. Pray for her health. Pray for her sleep - depends on me for that too! Pray for wisdom of those taking care of her. PRAY.