One year old!
Posted by David, Trish and Robbie Cox at 10:32 AM
Just pulled our three winners using the random number generator!
The winner of the $25 Target gift card is Carrie M.
The winner of the $20 Cub Cash to Build-A-Bear is Kim S.
The winner of the donated necklace is Pam S.
I'll be in touch with all of you about getting you your winnings!
Thank you to EVERYONE who donated. You all have my love and appreciation.
Posted by David, Trish and Robbie Cox at 9:48 PM
What a fantastic day this has been!
Truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to everyone who donated to this drive. You made today an amazing day and I thank you.
I'll be drawing names for the raffle tonight, so stay tuned!
Posted by David, Trish and Robbie Cox at 5:05 PM
A year ago today a friend on a message board saved our lives.
I had started having "heartburn" and was feeling pretty rough. I hated to complain too much about it because I was just so grateful to be pregnant, that something as minor as heartburn seemed silly to complain about. But it REALLY hurt.
I made a post on the board about the heartburn and a friend, Danielle, encouraged me to take my blood pressure. I told her she was being silly. But she was not deterred. She'd had HELLP herself, you see.
At her urging, I bought a blood pressure cuff that night. Then I didn't believe the reading. But I promised if I still felt badly the next morning I would call. And I did.
When I left the house that morning, I had no idea I would be a different person when I returned to it 8 days later.
But if it hadn't been for the urging (Ahem- nagging.) of Danielle, I wouldn't have called. I probably would have had a stroke at home before I'd known something was wrong.
She very likely saved both my life and Robbie's.
Thank you, Danielle. I'm forever in your debt.
Posted by David, Trish and Robbie Cox at 10:34 PM
Hmm. What does THIS button do?
The latest in baby discipline. A playmat shackle.
Watching TV on Daddy's "mattress".
An afternoon nap on Mommy's "mattress."
Sitting up like a big boy!
I love my rattle.
Hangin' out at Grandpa's house.
Singin' and dancin' with my microphone.
Posted by David, Trish and Robbie Cox at 11:50 PM
The donations for Robbie's Birthday Pay-It-Forward are starting to come in. It's such a joy to get the mail these days!
It brings tears to my eyes to see the generosity people have.
Several people have asked when things are "due." We plan to deliver everything to the NICU on the 29th, so we need anything to arrive by the 28th. That's two weeks from today.
Don't forget there are a few raffle items to be given away. Anyone who donates anything is entered into the raffle.
We have gift cards to Target & Build-A-Bear, plus a crafty friend is donating a handmade necklace to be raffled off as well.
Don't miss out!
Posted by David, Trish and Robbie Cox at 1:31 AM
Someone should have warned me how exhausting it is to leave the house with a small child!
Now that are restrictions are semi lifted, we took the opportunity to get out. I'm not sure the zoo qualified as "no large crowds" but since it's open air and doesn't require touching a lot of common areas, we thought it would be safe, so Robbie had his first trip to the zoo.
He didn't seem to feel too strongly about it either way. He wasn't terribly excited, but also didn't get fussy or restless at all. He doesn't really understand pointing at things yet, so I don't think he knew what he was looking at most of the time.
After the zoo, we came back home for a feeding/puking session. (His reflux is still awful.) David and I got changed and headed out to a nice dinner for Mother's Day.
We went to a local Italian place- Mungo's. Robbie did great. He flirted with the patrons waiting next to us and was pretty perky throughout most of the dinner.
He started to get a little restless towards the end of dinner, but was pacified by the joy of playing with my to-go bag.
Bread is good, but paper is better!
All in all it was a great day. It was exhausting, though. Robbie fell asleep in the car on the way home and I could have easily done the same.
But it truly felt great to get out of the house and seem almost normal. It was the greatest Mother's Day gift I could have asked for.
P.S. One more bonus picture. Robbie had his first trip to the grocery store with me the other day. I brought toys, but in typical child fashion, the best "toys" are always mom's.
Posted by David, Trish and Robbie Cox at 11:10 PM