Monday, November 19, 2012

A week and weekend in review!

There is always something going on in our household that is to say the least.  So I figured I would share an update with you. 

This past week my grandfather passed away from lung cancer :(  Thankfully, he was just diagnosed last month and suffered vey little in his passing.  He was the kind of grandpa who was quite but he had the biggest heart.  He loved his little bichion frise and would talk of her all the time.  My grandpa has joined his wife, my grandmother now in heaven.  They actually both passed away from lung cancer which is kind of ironic.  I wish though that they knew how detrimental smoking was 50 years ago.  Another reason why I hate smoking, it takes your loved ones away sooner than later!!!

The calling hours are this Tuesday and the funeral arrangements are going to be Wednesday.  Then its on to Thanksgiving on Thursday.  So it will be a very very busy week in this household.

The other day Maria and I were talking about how many deaths we have experienced in the last 2.5 years.  We counted 7 deaths!!! To me this seems unreal.  In this total of 7 includes grandparents, aunt, great aunt and great uncle.  All of these individuals we were close with.  All of them have been missed very much but we just focus on the memories that we made with them. 

I love the place that I work.  Not because of the work.  Well I do like my job so that is always a plus.  But I have to say we have some of the greatest employees at my company.  They are all really down to earth people and they become your family.  Seeing that I spend 40 hours a week with them they might as well be considered my second family.  I was sad to see an employee have to leave our company this past week as her contract had expired.  Brenda is one of the sweetest and most down to earth individuals I have ever met at my company.  I even opened up to her about my CF.  There are very few people that even know about my diagnosis at work.  I like to keep it that way but I may change this stance sometime.  But anyway, she always loved to hear the update on the pregnancy, my health, and various other topics.  You will be missed Brenda and that corner will never be the same without you.  However, I still plan to keep in contact with her. 
This weekend Alayna had her one month checkup!  Talk about how time flies.  I still cannot believe she is almost five weeks.  Her appointment went very well.  She was weighed, measured, examined, and given a shot.  To be honest, I could not watch her receive her shot.  But she did exceptionally well only crying for less than 10 seconds.  It was funny becaue Maria said you were a big girl today Alayna and you get a prize.  She said to Alayna you get milk as your special surpise.  Alayna loves eating so I know she was happy!!  As for her weight and lenghth.  She is now 8 pounds and 9 ounces marking a total weight gain of 28 ounces in 4 weeks and is now in the 25-50 percentile in weight.  When she left the hospital she was in the 10 percentile in weight.  Looks like someone is packing on the pounds. Alayna measured 21 and 3/4 of an inch marking a gain of 1 and 3/4 of an inch and putting her in the 75 percentile in height.  Look at you Alayna you little green giant.  Our next appointment is in another month and she will have more shots and she will be measured and weighed again.

Now on to my beautiful wife Maria.  She is still battling bladder issues.  I just pray that she eventually gets through all of this so she has no more worries.  It sounds like she will be heading back to the doctor's to see if they can figure out what is going on.  Maria thinks she may have kidney stones but we will see.  I am just keeping my fingers crossed that they get to the bottom of this sooner rather than later. 

So that is a wrap!! It has been a busy time in our household to say the least.

Of course I have to post pictures of Alayna as always! Is anyone tired of seeing her yet??? :)  I am not though!!


  1. Hello John,
    So nice of you to remember me in your blog. You, Maria and Alayna are a very special part of my life. I will miss you greatly.

    I plan to stay in touch also. Love the pictures of Alayna always!

    It's late and I have the interview tomorrow, so wish me luck. I will contact you to let you know how it goes.


    1. Hey Brenda thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Congratulations on the baby!

    1. Thanks Collen and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I am so glad to know that you are back on the blogging world. Looking forward to hearing what is new!