First of all, I am sorry to those of you who have been checking here for an update on Noah. Noah is great! The upper GI went super smoothly. He does not have any type of blockage or stenosis. He has been diagnosed with severe reflux. This was the best possible outcome for what we are dealing with! He is starting new medication that hopefully will help him out. The whole thing took an hour. The Radiologist and the 4 techs that were there were all taken with Noah. They took turns holding him and he flirted with all the tech girls. The Radiologist reminded me of one of the Mcdreamy/Mcsteamy doctors on Gray's, but he was so good with Noah. I got to be right there beside Noah the whole time.
Today I am proud of my country. I am hopeful for the future of our nation. I am thankful that my children will grow up in this new America. I know that some of my friends who were big supporters of McCain are upset today, but my prayer is that in a year from now we will all be thankful for President Obama. So I ask them to not focus on the defeat, but to focus on our future. Focus your energy and your prayers on our president, our nation, our future. We have all been divided during this campaign. Time to come together.
At the same time, I am so upset about Act 1 passing. It really actually disgusts me that it passed. I see it as wrong for 2 big reasons. 1st of all, it is discrimination. Plain and simple. No way around it. That's what it is. Secondly, we just limited the amount of good caring foster homes in Arkansas. Limited them. Really? For what? Because you don't think they should be in the care of a gay person or couple? Seriously. I stand by my first statement that if you voted for Act 1 you should have to immediately become foster parents to help with the shortage of foster homes. But wait, I don't think the children should be placed in homes of people who discriminate. Anyway, I am hoping that some legal action is taken against this in the very near future before too many children are affected by the ridiculousness. (I am thinking this is the end of my ranting. I am hoping this returns to a cheesy happy family blog soon...)
Back to happy thoughts....
Here are some Hopisms:
- This morning the first thing Hope asked was "Did Barako win?"
- Also this morning, Hope was doing some File Folder games while I took a shower. When I got out she wanted to show me what all she had done. I told her what a great job she did. She said, "Well, it was my pleasure."
- And while I was getting Noah dressed, Hope asked if Noah was strong. I said that he wasn't very strong yet. She said, "Noah, if you want to be strong like me you've got to eat your vegetables. Even though they're yucky. And your beans. I don't eat beans, but you have to."
- She learned to button her pajamas by herself tonight. She was sooo proud of herself. She grinned and then ran and gave me the biggest hug and said "I love you mommy!"