Friday, April 08, 2011

Walking man!!

When on earth did this happen?!?!?

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Bay Area Girls Trip

Here are some pictures from our trip, in no particular order.
Here is Caitlyn gaurding all of our stuff at the Oakland Aiport after we landed.

Here we are headed into San Fransisco on day two of site seeing. The first day into town we drove. One day two we took the BART. So, did you know the BART goes through something called the Transbay Tube? I just looked it up...A maximum depth of 135 Feet BELOW the surface of San Fransisco Bay!! I'm glad I didn't know that before I got on!! It goes down a little fast, our ears actually popped!

At the Aquarium at the Bay, the gal brought a couple of star fish out of the pond for Caitlyn to touch.

I think this may have been her very first touch.

This would by my reaction to my friend suggesting that I touch the Stingray! Glad Caitlyn is more brave than I!

We rode the Duck!!!

Here is Caitlyn getting to drive!

Here is the Firefighter's statue from our Duck tour.

We even did the 1 hr Bay Cruise!
Me and the Bridge

Getting ready to go under the Golden Gate Bridge!
Here we are braving the wind and waves!

We had a fantastic time!!!

What do you mean "too skinny?"

Caitlyn and I took a trip. We got on a plane and we flew to Oakland, CA. Are we crazy or what? It actually went great!! You can read a little about it her, on my new blog called Finding Balance. And, it seems not everyone has facebook, so I will do a post with all of our pictures too.

You may ask, why did Caitlyn and I go to California, leaving daddy and Gunner at home? Well, we went down to join the Natural History Study for Rett Syndrome. It was a great experience. If you have a child with a rare condition, you'll know what I mean when I say it is a breath of fresh air to see a doctor and not have to explain the condition to them!

So, the first doctor we saw was the GI doctor. I was a little discouraged after this appointment. She felt that Caitlyn was underweight still. That she should be atleast 62 lbs to be proportionate, and she is only 50 right now. So, to make up the difference and account for growth for the next year, she wants Caitlyn gaining 1 1/2 lbs a month for the next year!! That seems like a crazy lot to me. Given what we have done in the past 1 1/2 yrs, I feel lost.

Caitlyn has a feeding tube! This was her about 2 months before that was placed...She weighed 38 lbs and was about 4 ft tall.

And this is her now...She is 50 lbs, 50 inches. She is fuller and healthier...but still too skinny?!?!?

Ok, so she is still a little on the skinny side...but come on, she has gained 12 lbs in a year and a half!!! So, I guess we'll try and pack it on and home that all those who care for her can still do so when she has "thunder thighs" and weighs 62 lbs! I wish I had her problem!

Hold come the pictures in the next post!