Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Addisyn's 3rd Laser Treatment

Addisyn the night before her 3rd laser treatment Addisyn right after...

Addisyn with her big brother on day 2(sorry I couldnt get it to rotate)

Addisyn day 3

Addisyn day 4

Addisyn had her 3rd laser treatment this past Friday! She is doing awesome...I think that her next treatment is going to be the last one for quite a while. Her Doctor as well as John and I thing that the results have been amazing and that we don't want to push it to much!
Like I usually do...I will be taking pics of Addisyn each day to show the progress of the fading...

Over the weekend Addisyn and I were out doing some Christmas shopping and a Man and his son came up to me asking me if Addisyn had a Port Wine Stain. Well first of all, I was totally shocked that he even knew what it was called...He went on to tell me the story about his daughter. She also has a Port Wine Stain. She is now in 1st grade and you can't even tell that she has the Port Wine Stain. I asked him if they did the laser treatment and he said yes....I told him that this was Addisyn's 3rd treatment and that we take her to UCSF...His eyes lit up as he told me that they took their daughter to UCSF as well and that his daughter had her treatment done by Dr. Frieden as well...Such a small world...He is the 3rd person to tell me that his child sees the same AMAZING doctor that we are so very fortunate to see...He went on to tell me that the laser doesnt really look that bad for that long...I think he thought with Addisyn's size that this may have been her first treatment but I explained that it was indeed her 3rd and that it is amazing how fast it goes away and the results are always awesome!
Well...The next treatment is scheduled for January..... We can't wait to see the results from this last session...


Small Update...I could not get most of the pics to rotate so I will do it later...

It has been a few weeks since I have posted any new pics of the kids....We have been super busy with many different things these last few weeks so I just haven't had the extra time to put into my blog!

Everyone is doing awesome! We are getting ready for Thanksgiving and are almost completely ready for Christmas....John and I spent this past weekend getting our home decorated for Christmas....John spent the weekend putting up the lights outside while I decorated on the inside and wrapped the presents...

Brysen and Addisyn are doing awesome as well...Addisyn just completed her 3rd Laser treatment, has 7 teeth and is getting stronger everyday..John can even get her to stand for a few seconds at a time! Major accomplishment! Brysen is so much fun and amazes John and I with how smart he is...Sometimes to is so in love with Brysen...It melts my heart to see how excited she gets everytime she just sees him...I can't wait for the day that she is able to actually play with him..

Well I have been a busy bee sewing like crazy and it is now almost 2am...I really need to get to bed...Busy day ahead....Hope everyone enjoys the pictures... Have a very Happy Thanksgiving....


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween....

Here are a few pics from our Pumpkin carving and the only pic I have of us from Halloween. I will have more Halloween pictures later...Enjoy!
Our Family! Addisyn's Pumpkin

Brysen's Pumpkin
Brysen and Mommy cleaning out the Pumpkins
Daddy and Brysen trying to figure out the designs...

Pumpkin Patch!

We decided to make our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch the day after Addisyn's Birthday Party! We had a really good time and enjoyed many activities...John actually had to take Brysen back later in the week to ride the horse and blast pumpkins because it was just to busy when we were there on Sunday! This was Addisyn's first trip to the Pumpkin Patch and she did great! Brysen and I spent a lot of time in the Petting Zoo...We also took two different Train Rides before picking out our pumpkins.. Here are a few pics from our fun day at the Pumpkin patch!


The Birthday Girl Brysen eating Frosting...

I Just love this Picture...

She actually dug into her cake! This was a very special moment...

Bright Eyed Baby Girl!

Happy 1st Birthday Addisyn!!! It is hard to believe that you are already a year old! Where has the time gone? You have come a long way from where you first started and although you still have a very long way to go we are all so proud of where you are today! In your first year of life you have taught your family so many things! Here is just a small list of things Addisyn has accomplished or gone through in her first year of life....

1. Born 7 weeks early at 4 pounds 2 oz....Now 16 pounds 2 oz

2. Started having seizures and landed in the hospital a few times

3. Diagnosed with Sturge Weber Syndrome, Seizure disorder, Glaucoma and Developmental delays

4. You started Physical therapy plus you have a teacher that comes to play with you once a week.

5. You had your first surgery when you were just 5 months old.

6. You have been put under Anesthesia 9 times and it doesn't even seem to phase you one bit...

7. You have already completed 2 out of 4 Laser treatments on your face with another fast approaching.

8. You know how to roll from your back to your tummy and have even rolled continuously a few times.

9. You laugh quite often and you absolutely love your big brother!

10. You have become stronger and stronger with each day that passes.

11. You are now considered a "supported sitter"

12. You are finally starting to put a little bit of weight on those teeny tiny legs.

13. You seem to have found your hands recently and are using them more.

14. You show great excitement over specific toys.

15. You track objects and people very well .

16. You can sit in your Bumbo seat without blankets around you for quite a while without falling over.

17. You just started to touch your bottle while being fed (not holding it yet but will touch with one hand for a few seconds)

18. Your head control has gone from super poor to super AWESOME!!!

19. You have learned to adapt to large crowds without getting totally upset.

20. You are now able to find whoever is talking to you and you react to what they are saying.

These are just a few things that I could think of that Addisyn has either gone through or achieved.


Mommy and Daddy!