Hughey Family ~ Jackson Hole, WY
So long no blog.... I know, I know... I have been horrible. I have been doing a much better job keeping everyone updated on facebook since I can do that from my i-phone. We have been a busy family of late. We've been to Jackson Hole for one of my dearest friends weddings in June, are in the process of selling our house & hoping to build a new one... not to mention, I'm almost 27 weeks pregnant and I broke my foot 2 weeks ago. I hope I will get better about blogging, but the boys like our undivided attention.
Ford basking in his first dip in the pool!
Our sweet little Ford has surgery tomorrow. It is the same surgery he was scheduled for several months ago, but he and his brother got a terrible virus and it had to be put on hold. I wish I was not such a worrier, but I admit I have cried several times today. I just love him so and hate to see him in pain and even more... I just worry about any surgery, period. I still have the same faith I had that pulled the boys through the darkest days of the NICU, but we've been having so much fun being a healthy family... I just have forgotten what all the hospital stress was like to some extent. His urologist will be repairing a hydrocele he has that could cause a hernia. It's a boy surgery if you know what I mean. The surgery is scheduled for 10:30 am tomorrow morning (Wednesday). I hope you would say a little prayer for our Ford and for our peace of mind during the surgery. It should be just a day surgery and I am faithful it will be and am already thanking the Lord for Ford's healing and an end to his many surgeries. If you know someone who has kept up with the boys... I would love for you to forward this blog to them as I don't have the same forum now that I am no longer with Channel 7.
The boys are now 18 months old and both walking, sometimes running around the house. Hayden has been walking for about 2 months... Ford for about a month. As all of you parents know, walking (alone) is a process. The boys have been walking with the help of the couches and toys for months and months, but finally they let go and have been having a ball ever since. I love seeing them grow and reach obstacles. It is just amazing to see. We still have therapists who come out and work with them, but not as much since they are doing so well. Eating "big people" food was a real struggle for a while with their gag reflex from being intubated for so long, but now they are eating pancakes, muffins, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, corn dogs, grilled cheeses and so much more. Of course, they love animal crackers the most of all!!!! We've been to Big Honey and Big Daddy's pool several times and they love it more each time. It wears them out which is a good thing for getting them to sleep better.
Big Honey & Gram with the Boys in Jackson Hole
The boys also had their first plane ride to Jackson Hole where they did just amazing. Fortunately we had both our moms with us and they were a huge help. We received lots of compliments about how well Ford and Hayden did on the plane ride. They enjoyed seeing the sights of Jackson Hole and spending some quality time with their grandmothers while we attended wedding events for my dear friend, Coye.
As for their baby sister who is due in October, so far so good! I keep praying this pregnancy will be smooth sailing because my boys need me. They don't get it yet that they have a sister on the way, but I am sure they will love it once she arrives! Now if I can just get this broken foot healed... I will be great.
Trey and I just want to thank you in advance for your prayers for Ford tomorrow. It means the world to us and we are so thankful for everyone who takes a moment to send up some good thoughts for our sweet boy.
Dana, Trey, Ford and Hayden