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**Nathan was born January 2008 with Achondroplasia dwarfism. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism. This blog welcomes a look into our family as we raise our son as a Little Person.**

Time for an update!

I’m surprised that I even know how to log into my blog. I’d be more surprise if anyone reads this. Yes! It has been a long time. I really admire those that can make such a commitment to blogging. I looked back and I’ve been silent since October. I must think of all the stuff that has gone on.

For the most part we were enjoying holidays and birthdays. The kids dressed up for Halloween and got lots of treats. We enjoyed the fall colors and waited for Turkey day! I just love the smell of a Thanksgiving feast. I prepared for Christmas! I like to get the shopping done early and since I have the kids birthdays right around the corner, I get all that done too! On the big day, Santa almost didn’t arrive since a little girl wouldn’t stay in bed. Too much excitement! Don’t worry, he did make it!

We have also been lucky to not have too much sickness. The year before it was pretty bad. Audrey has enjoyed school and planning sleepovers. It seems every week she wants someone to sleepover. Nate loves having Audrey’s friends over too and often ask if he can go play with them. I hope with spring coming we can get some of his friends over.

January came with 3 birthday’s! First Nate’s then Matt’s and finally Audrey’s. I survived them all by keeping it low key. Nate turned 3 and therefore graduated from Early One’s speech program. This bumped us into our school district and started him in preschool. A lot sooner than I thought. I figured I ‘d send him to 4 year old preschool so I would have had another 1 1/2 years. But I realize that this was the right thing to do. He has progressed so much in his speech and has been wonderful for his confidence. He just started riding the bus last week. I’m proud of him (but it broke my heart a little)! He has also made friends with a neighbor boy in his class. I’m sad that his friend will be moving on to kindergarten next year. Audrey turned 7 (more like 13) and has improved a lot this year in 1st grade. I see growth more this year then last. She is excelling in math and reading, although she likes the reading more. I hope she is taking after me!

Talking about me, yes me! I started back to school in January. Even though I have taken these classes they were too old to qualify for the nursing program. I’m taking Human anatomy and physiology (A&P) this semester and will be taking microbiology in the fall and then applying for the program. The program is competitive but I’m hoping that good grades and previous medical background will bump me to the top of the list. Since the majority of people receive C’s or worse in A&P, I’m hoping that a 4.0 in the class will draw their attention to accept me! I have realized since going back how much I love to learn. I feel like I need to be a professional student. Hmm, how do you get paid for taking classes. Guess I need a job to pay for that.

March brought news of Nate needing another surgery. This time to have his adenoids taken out. Shouldn’t be too bad since they are not doing the tonsils along with it. I was frustrated that his surgery that was to be this week had to be rescheduled. Threw a wrench in my plans along with Nate’s daycare center closing. Makes more work for mom. It lead me to reschedule the surgery right before Easter when I would have the most free time to handle him. I was informed that he would only need 2 days of recovery. He should be all set to bite the ears off of his chocolate bunny (which is all he’s been asking to do).

So I think that was a quick recap of all that has been going on. Beside us doing redecorating/remodeling the house. Guess when that is done I’ll have to do a post on that. I’ll post a few pics!

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4 comments:

Kim said...

It was nice to see your pictures. Nate getting on the bus is just precious. I am sure you shed a few tears. I am still reading your blog. You're on my blog roll so if you update, it updates me. I know I keep with your goings on on FB too! I love to learn too. I hope you get that 4.0! I have no doubt you will be fantastic in that program!

Melisa said...

I'm actually on here reading some blogs and just read yours. Nice recap for the last 6 months! I've slacked big time on blogging. Cute pics and I'll be looking for your next post about getting that 4.0.

Greene Family said...

Adorable pictures!! Great recap of the last six months! Glad to hear that you all are doing well and enjoyed the holidays and birthdays!
I can't believe Nate is riding the school bus already, and he's looking so grown up! Yay for his speech progressing so much!
That's wonderful that Audrey is doing so well with math and reading! It sounds like she is really enjoying sleepovers!
How exciting for you! I love to learn too! Good luck - I think with a 4.0 that they would definitely accept you into the program!
I hope everything goes smoothly with Nate's surgery and that he has a speedy recovery! Has it been rescheduled (thinking of one of your FB statuses)? How cute that he can't wait to bite the ears off of his chocolate bunny!
Looking forward to seeing pics from your remodeling!

Jenna said...

Hi Nate and Family,
My name is Jenna and i came across your site. Nate is an inspirational hero, and a real cutie. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, which is a form of dwarfism. I love it when people sign my guestbook. www.miraclechamp.webs.com

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