Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August appt and other happenings...

There was a surprise for the August appt... there wasn't one! I guess since we basically skipped July (didn't go until July 30th...) and our dr is out in August.. they just skipped! We go on Sept 3rd... another LOVELY 8:00 am appt. The ONLY good thing about that is that we get in and out faster, we did last time at least.

In other news, Jackson started WEE School at our Church last week and LOVES it! He is already learning more and it is only from 8-12 3 days a week, which is much less school that he is used to.

Ashton took a step, well, really it was more like a stomp, she moved one foot forward while standing on her own so I am putting it on record that her first step was at 8 months. I am sure she will wait until she is at least two to take another one since I have put that in writting! She has also given up on baby food almost all together. Some new foods that she has tried recently and really taken a liking too are real green beans, carrots, turkey sandwich with mustard, ramen noodles (I cannot eat these in front of her if I want her to eat something else), and cinammon toast crunch. She has pretty much decided it is only big girl food for her! She also broke another tooth through yesterday, top left...

Health wise, all is good. She is coughing a little more, but I am CONVINCED it is from extra saliva from teething... you can just about see it choking her... So, we are just doing our treatments and continuing to pray:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

She speaks!

So Ashton has now said 3 words! First was "Dada", which started out and still is sometimes "ada,", then was "Mama" (only once, never since!), and now, and the most frequent, "Bubba!" Jackson has been visiting the grandparents and we just got him back. She looked right at him and said "bubba" more than once in a several minute span...she was soooo happy to have him back, as were we:) He missed her too... he went straight for her when we picked him up. They definitely have a special bond and I pray that it grows as they grow older.

Some of you may have gotten an e-mail from Aaron in the form of a prayer request for a new CF drug. For those of you who didn't, here is your request. There is a drug that is in the works that will affect people with the DelF508 mutation, which is the mutation Ashton inherited from me. If approved, it will actually treat the actual defect in the gene, if I understand it right, not just the symptoms it causes... this drug has just moved to the next phase of testing! It is that much closer! Please pray for wisdom for the drs and scientists involved, as well as the safety and health of the patients particpating in the trials.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

July Cough Culture

Just a short update... nothing abnormal on the July cough culture...yaay!