Thursday, December 31, 2009

I am feeling a little like Tiger Woods.

I have a confession to make, I am cheating......... On my pediatrician. I love my pedi, I really do. I think I may have the six year itch!!! When I am with him, my attention is with him. He gives us the attention that we need, but I am starting to feel like he is always trying to find time to fit us in his life. A couple of weeks ago he was too busy for us and we had to see someone else. As soon as she walked in and starting talking, and asked me what I thought, I stated to get that First date feeling. I tried to tell myself that it is because it was a new relationship. As the weeks are going by, I find myself making the boys appt. when she will be there and he will not. Today,I got caught! When I was sitting in her office and he walked by I got a pit in my stomach.

Is it even politically correct to switch doctors in the same practice. I really want to spend more time with her, but do not want to give up the relationship I have built with him. I am going to stop seeing her and work on our relationship. I do not feel right just leaving after all we have been through, but maybe there is someone out there better for me. I think I may need counseling.
Christa

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

HE SAID, SHE SAID!!!

Coverstaions with Mac at Christmas:

Mac-I know what I want for next Christmas
Mom- oh, really what??
Mac- To be Jewish

Mac(on christmas eve) I changed my mind about a gift
Mom- Mac it's too late to change your mind, I don't have a way to get ahold of Santa
Mac- Send him a text!!!

Mac(after he could not ubderstand Griffin) Mom, he needs to talk
Mom- he is trying
Mac- you really should get him a speech therapist

We tried to explain to Mac that he was only getting 3 gifts, like the Wise Men gave to jesus. Needless to say we got many more.

Mac- when are those men picking up these gifts (his toys)
Mom- Mac, which men??
Mac- the men with the baby in a box
Mom- who??what is their names?
Mac- oh, the smart guys!!!
aka Wise Men

Mac- I cannot wait to get an erection
Mom- What are you talking about??
Mac- an erection
Mom- What is an erection??
MAc- a bunch a things in a pile
Mom- what things
Mac- stones, rocks, legos
Mom- a collection
Mac- yes a erection

Boys will be boys!!!!

Santa did a lot of researching child development books and talking to his friends about boys and weapons. He came to the conclusion that Mac can only play with Thomas the Train for so long. Due to the lack of toys for six year old boys that do not include a weapon of some sort, we needed to make a exception to the "Velardis do not play with weapons rule" Mac desperately wanted a light saber from Star Wars. Santa gave in in bought the weapon. Worried that Mac would have no idea what to do with his new toy, Santa was surprised at the noises and movements that were coming out of this sweet boys. After explaining to Mac that it was not a sword and that he needed to come up with a name for it. He immediately thought of one.

INTRODUCING:

MAC AND HIS NEW SLASHER. (lovely, not exactly what I had in mind)

I'm a cheesecake connoisseur, and it was awfully good.





Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

MARCH OF DIMES AMBASSADOR PRESS RELEASE




I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY COOL IN THE BEGINING THAT WE HAD OUR OWN PRESS AGENT, YOU DID NOT KNOW THIS??? WELL WE REALLY ARE VERY POPULAR.WE WERE COOL UNTIL I REALIZED THAT SHE WAS REALLY JUST ANOTHER PERSON WHO REQUIRES ASSIGNMENTS OUT OF ME. THE ONLY GOOD PART, I CAN SEND HER WORK WITH SPELLING MISTAKES AND SHE CORRECTS THEM. I WISH MY PORFESSORS WOULD DO THIS,ACTUALLY I WISH ANYONE WOULD DO THIS FOR ME.

BELLOW IS OUR FIRST PRESS RELEASE OF 2010.I WILL POST LINK AND ATRICLE INFORMATION AS SOON AS THEY APPREAR.


Christa and Mark Velardi would go through the same situation as the Grant’s and Orabona’s but not just once but twice! On December 3, 2003 their lives were forever changed. The pregnancy that they had waited so long for was over many weeks too soon. Their son, Mac was born very premature. He struggled for many months in the hospital. Unfortunately his struggles did not end there. He is a beautiful smart boy, but also a little boy that continues to struggle to keep up with his peers. Complications due to his Cerebral Palsy are challenging for a parent to see but the Velardi family says it does not take long for them to remember what a true miracle Mac is and how much they have the March of Dimes to thank for providing the funding and research necessary to allow them to experience their miracle every day. Four years later, the Velardi’s welcomed their second son, Griffen who was born 7 weeks early. Although they are walking a similar road with Griffin, it is much smoother because he was able to develop more in utero. Every week counts. The Velardi’s have joined in the March of Dimes mission to make sure that some day all babies get the nine months needed to grow and develop.

SIX DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS AND THE VELARDIS FINALLY GOT A TREE....



CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT MOMMY JUST ASKED THAT MAN TO MOVE ALL THE LUMBAR SO SHE CAN GET A BETTER PICTURE



YES WE BOUGHT OUR TREE AT HOME DEPOT... THEY WANTED 60 DOLLARS AT THE TREE FARM AND 25 AT HD. CONSIDERING WE WERE GOING TO HAVE IT UP AT MOST 10 DAYS, WE OPTED FOR THE LESS PHOTOGENIC BUT MORE SENSIBLE CHOICE



TRY NOT TO BE JEALOUS OF MY SEXY MOM CAR!!!


THE BOYS WERE SO HAPPY TO FINALLY HAVE A TREE. THEY DID NOT CARE WERE WE BOUGHT IT OR WHAT KIND OF PICTURES WE WERE ABLE TO GET. I NEED TO TRY TO REMEMBER THIS.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I CAN SEE THE LIGHT




I can see it can you???

"There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!”

Friday, December 4, 2009

NEW FAVORITE FAMILY

I have a new favorite television family.

I never thought I would get over the demise of JON AND KATE plus 8. There is something very down to earth and genuine about these parents.

I look forward to spending a lot of Tues nights with you Hayes family.




I think I was hooked when this 12 year old was explaining his family. One of triplets has severe cerebral palsy. He explained how they were all premature and all should have had a little bit wrong with them. But they are all perfect and that his sister is his hero because she took all the problems for the team.




Kyle Hayes, you had me at hello!!!

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES????

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES???

WE DO!!!!




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR LITTLE(BIG)6 YEAR OLD MIRACLE



For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Preemie mom TOP 10

I was asked to do a TOP 10 list for parents of preemies. Although I think this list would work for every new mom

1.Purell- need I say anything more



2. A shopping cart cover- if you could see what I grew off one in my Micro lab you may never use one again



3. Soothie Wubbanub Dog (0-6 months) Plush Toy Pacifier holder-



4. Prevacid oral powder for reflux- I probably should not be endorsing drug companies, I think in my other life I signed a contract that I would not market drugs that were being sold by other companies. But honestly I know longer think the drug companies care what I think


5. Oxiclean and I were best friends, there is nothing worse then formula that has been thickened, consumed, digested and deposited on a new shirt

RIP Billy Mayes



6. A hands free pumping bra- for anyone that has used a breast pump for any length of time needs no further information
There is something so wrong about this yet so right at the same time

7. A little escape to that special place!!!!! You will need one or many once in awhile


8. Friends- please keep your friendships healthy, although not always easy to do. You will need someone to Bitch to

Yes that was a Margarita in my glass, I was killing 2 birds with one stone

9. Take out- please do not kid yourself that you will cook.



10.Please invest in a good camera, you will not get these years back.

He will never... Take this

Mac is turning six on thurs. this is for all the doctors that said he would never....

Play organized sports







Attend a regular class...






Ride a bike....


and this is for mommys doctor's who said you would never be a big brother



We are well aware that we would not have the blessings we have without help from many doctor's, just a reminder doctors do not know everything and miracles do happen!!!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

THIS ONES ALL FOR YOU MS. AMY!!!!!




IS THERE REHAB FOR THIS?????

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Twas the night before thanksgiving....and I am

attempting to write a post about everything I am grateful for. I wish it was as easy as Mac's answer "he is thankful for candy" and actually very proud of it.

To say that the last month has not been easy would be an understatement. I kind of feel like we are at a crossroads of sorts. We have had to make a lot of difficult decisions and have reached some that we did not want have to reach. The kids have been sick and although it really is just a cold or virus, I think it sends Mark and I back to a place that neither one of use is comfortable.

Although we try not to place much importance on material things, when money is tight everything becomes harder. As simple as it sounds a Starbucks coffee can make the day a little brighter. I remember my days on best rest or the early days of the boys at home in isolation, a friend would stop by with a Starbucks. Was it the taste of the coffee or the feeling that OK I am not alone. I had the chance to pay that forward today. I bought a friend, a new mom a Starbucks coffee. Why do other mothers get this, because we all get having to lug the car seat out of the car into the store. Something so simple no longer seems simple. This is how I feel lately, life know longer feels simple. It really can be the little things that make the day so much easier and we really try to focus on this as a family. What I found myself facing many times this month the big things just completely took over the little things. I was so overwhelmed by life, I could not enjoy the coffee. Although I do not want to take away the importance of the little things,I think this year I need to be thankful for the big things.

It seems like a Hallmark Card to say I am thankful for my children, that's pretty much a given.

.. This year I am thankful for all the years that I thought I would never have a child, which makes having them so much more to be thankful for.

.. This year I am thankful for almost losing them many times in the beginning, making the fact that they are hear so much more to be thankful for.

.. This year I am thankful for the years we had to fight childless to keep our marriage strong, making the fact that our marriage is now so strong much more to be thankful for.

Because all of these things have opened my heart to love others. It has given me the bravery not to just look away (or down) when someone is hurting but to hold their hand and cry with them. It has given me the understanding to bring the coffee, raise the money, or wipe the tears, often my own. It has made me say "I'll pray for you" and then actually do it. I have been crying alot of tears lately and not because I am sad but more often then not they are because I am getting it and for that I AM THANKFUL....


NOW FOR WHAT I AM TRULY TRULY THANKFUL FOR....


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Catching up is hard to do

So It's been awhile. I thought I would give you an update about what's been going on.

1. GRIFFIN BROKE HIS LEG (don't ask and we won't tell)


2. Headline... Newport Confirms First Swine Flu Case



oink oink were famous!!!

3. We paid 30 dollars for a pumpkin, It was the last one in the patch!!! Did everyone else pay 30 or did we just wait so long and they knew we would have paid anything.


4.We had are second confirmed case of swine flu


5. We had 2 cases of pneumonia and 2 more er visits


6. Griffin discovered mans best invention yet (a pacifier nebulizer)


7. Operation Christmas Card went off without any issues
533 pictures and 2 hours later we have a winner.
Mark suggested that I put a disclaimer at the end of the card ** no children were harmed and no one was divorced in the taking of these photos***
I was going all Kate on everyone but it was all for the photos!!!


8. We just might have had the two cutest Halloween costumes in the bunch




October was so exciting, we can't wait until November!!!