Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Friday, September 20, 2013

So happy for my Bug!

This has been a really exciting week for Alex. Starting 3 or 4 years ago, Alex has asked me to do some form of Martial Arts. Our doctors have always said no for 2 reasons. One, Alex can't be hit in the stomach or chest because of the potential danger to his tubes and port. Two, back when Alex's immune system was struggling more, Dr. P did not want him on the germy mats. Obviously, Alex's immune system has responded beautifully to his SCIG (immune replacement therapy). Last week a friend who also has a special needs child (Thanks J'Cee) posted on facebook  about a local Taekwondo gym that was doing private lessons with her son. I decided to contact them about some private lessons with Alex. We met with the Grand Master last Friday and the owner of the gym Saturday and they were more then happy to work with Alex (as long as we had a doctors note clearing him). We all decided that Alex was capable of taking regular classes until he moves to a level where sparring would be involved and be dangerous to Bug. At that point we will switch to private lessons if Alex wants to continue. Alex started on Tuesday and went again on Thursday. To say that he is happy is a major understatement. He is having so much fun. He has begged to go everyday. He is practicing his form and already has his form memorized for the belt test. He also has learned how to count to 10 in Korean. Watching Alex thrive in ways we never thought possible is so special to me. To see his excitement and happiness being able to do something that he has wanted for so long is awesome. He has already won the hearts of several of the instructors as they see how mcuh he is enjoying himself and how hard he is working.

Alex also continues to enjoy his cub scouts. He is off to a great start as a Webelos as he begins his transition to boy scouts over the next year and a half. He loves his friends in his den and working to achieve badges. He was chosen this week to lead the flag ceremony at our pack meeting. Bug and his den did a great job.

As most of you know, it's Popcorn time again! Alex has once again set the goal of being top salesman for his pack. If you are interested in buying popcorn to support Alex and Cub Scouts, please contact me or go to When you go to check out it will prompt you to "support someone". You need our zipcode (76244) and he is listed under Alexander B.
Alex continues to work hard for me during school and we are having our "easiest" year ever. He is very cooperative and is working hard and we are flying through our days.
This next week we have a long awaited GI appt to try and come up with a solution to help Alex's pulmonary issues. We also have several other GI issues that have been causing problems recently so we hope that Dr. O will have some suggestions.
Now on to my other little darling...She is not being quite as well behaved as her brother. Little Miss Maddy is causing some trouble! We had an appointment yesterday and I had not gained any weight or any size in two weeks. Obviously that is a concern. I am also having even more contractions. I am not dilating yet, but I am 50% effaced. I need to make it at least another 3 weeks. My Dr. has ordered me back on the couch and bed. I am trying hard to behave myself. For 9 years, I have focused everything I have into mothering my sweet Bug. I have never missed a moment of his life. It is really hard to not take him to his activities. I know this is all going to change anyway, but it hasn't been easy for me. I also still "have to" care for him and do school so I am trying to balance everyones needs. Needless to say I am ready for this pregnancy to be over and my little girl to be in my arms!
Thank you to everyone who has prayed for Bug and for me and Maddy.

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