Thursday, August 1, 2013

Time For An Update!!

Where has the summer gone????? For one thing it really has not felt like much of a summer with temperatures below average for half the summer.  But honestly that is ok because we have been extremely busy these last few months.  That is why I have not been on blogger as often as I would like.

For those of you who may not know, we are moving! In fact, we have been looking to move for sometime. If it wasn’t for Alayna cutting teeth back in May we would not be moving into this house.  We were suppose to go on a mini vacation over Memorial Day but Alayna was beyond fussy and we decided it wasn’t worth staying in a hotel for a few days while she wasn’t feeling like herself. So we stayed home and our realtor called and said you have to see this house.  Well she was right it was our dream house.  We put in the bid and successful were chosen!! In the next few days, the big moving day will have arrived.  We are very excited to start a new chapter in our life with this new move.  

August is going to be another busy month not just because of the move but there are also some big dates on the calendar.  This coming Monday I will be heading up to the CF clinic to have my quarterly visit.  I am eagerly awaiting this appointment because I changed something in my airway treatment.  As many of you know, I love hypertonic saline.  I was currently only using HTS 7% in the morning to help move that mucus out and I found that it really helps me more than I could imagine.  I was told to use HTS during evening treatment but my evening treatment isn’t until bedtime.  I did try HTS a few times at night but would end up waking up at night coughing my head off.  So I decided it wasn’t worth doing at night.  But I noticed a few months ago my evening airway treatment wasn’t producing mucus results as in cleaning my lungs up.  I asked my doctor how about we try 3% HTS and he said why not try it.  I have been using the 3% HTS every night doing my airway treatment before bed and I notice my airway treatment is way more effective.  I am moving mucus out and my lungs feel open more so than usual before bed time.  So I am anxious to see if my lung function improves from the addition of 3% HTS.  Just one more note on this subject…………if you feel something isn’t productive or would like to try something new don’t be afraid to ask your doctor.  I am so glad I did because I notice a difference.

On August 6th, we will be celebrating the wife’s birthday! I always enjoy showing the woman I love more than ever how special she is to me in my life.  Honestly, I wouldn’t be half the man I am today without her in my life.   We have been together in our relationship ever since sophomore year in high school which to many may seem like forever. I can tell you it has gone by so incredibly fast.  I guess that means WE are having fun!!!

Then on August 11th, my wife and I will be celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary! What really 6 years already?  Where has the time gone…………We have created many new chapters in our life book together and some of them I still cannot believe we experienced.   There is no one on this planet I would rather have by my side day in and day out! We have gone through some things that many others would never understand but these challenges have brought us closer than ever before.  I am so thankful to have you in my life Maria.

When August 17th, rolls around it will be Alayna’s 10 month birthday. Only 2 more months till our miracle is 1 year old.  Time is going by so fast!!! Soon she will be walking and getting into everything.  If Alayna is anything like this current stage of crawling everywhere and requiring attention then we are going to have our hands full.  

Well that will put us in the middle of August and counting down the days of summer.  I will be blogging until sometime next week after my CF clinic appointment.  Until then I hope everyone gets to enjoy the rest of the summer!!!


  1. You seriously might have the most beautiful little girl EVER! You and Maria (or should I say Maria, lol) make gorgeous babies! I can hardly stand looking at her cuteness-- I bet she has daddy wrapped around her little finger already!PS:Congrats on the new home, and you really need to get some photos up of it!

    1. Thanks Christina!!! yes she has daddy wrapped around her finger :)