Saturday, November 23, 2019

Baby In A Bowl

 Corey sends us pictures of my little great grandson Corey Jr almost everyday.  They are rarely posed pictures, but pictures taken of the baby's every day life.  Here is one of the exceptions that is clearly a posed picture and one of my favorite pictures so far.

Corey Jr is 10 months old, very tall and thin.  Just like his father was when he was this age. His length and weight when he was born were about the same as his father's so I suspect he will be a long legged thin and tall man when he grows up.  Corey and Corey Jr spend a lot of time together which makes my heart happy.  But then I knew he would be a great dad.

It appears that if all goes well, we will be seeing our baby in person soon.
I'm pretty sure I have mentioned that Nic and Corey Jr are going to have a new baby in the family along about March.  This time we get a little girl!

When Terry was in the hospital, I started to crochet a small afghan with variegated yarn that I had in my stash. Simple stitches with no real pattern and a little shell border finish.  I tried to take a picture of the entire afghan, but the picture turned out so bad.  All those little stitched colors looked like a pixel blur so I took a close up picture of it folded and it shows up a little better.   I will be gifting it to Alyssa for the new baby.

Next I'll be working on finishing Nic's Super Hero quilt.  I just got little Corey's quilt (remember the sharks) bound and washed.  I am just so happy how it turned out and am really proud of myself.  It's really my second quilt.  This is such a learning experience!

Grateful:  Recently my focus on what I am grateful for is doctors.  Terry had his follow up visit with the cardiologist that saw him in the hospital.  We have a total understanding of what Afib is made clear to us by his VA doc, our family doc and his Cardio doc.  Now the Cardio doc has thoroughly explained what Terry's options for treatment are.  Terry's brother has the same condition and has undergone all the procedures to correct it.  They didn't work for him.  Additional medication is not an option due to the RA meds Terry takes and his Kidney condition.  We both agreed not to opt for the surgery which if it works might relieve Terry's fatigue and shortness of breath.  But it probably won't because those two conditions are also caused by Terry's other illnesses.  As long as he remains on the meds the doc prescribed when he left the hospital he should be fine.

So.  there you go.  Our life in a nutshell.  My plans for the next month are to sew and later bake.  Christmas is only a month away!!  If you feel like it, please share one of your favorite Christmas Dinner recipes on your own blog.    I think my next blog post will include mine.

Happy Thanksgiving
Carol

26 comments:

maureenlthompson said...

Understand how things are for you both and good that you have the options for treatment. We have been back and forth a lot too and have been given the same options for my husband. He has both afib and atrial flutter so both atrial chambers are not working correctly. We talked about it and decided to go ahead and get both ablation procedures done. 85% chance of success on the afib ablation and 95% chance of success on the atrial flutter ablation. Tough choices to make as there are risks if you do and risks if you don't. I hope the meds continue to help Terry and I hope the procedures help my husband. I think of you both often as we seem to be walking on very similar paths. Good luck my friend.

barbara woods said...

My first hubby had Ra. rough stuff! praying for him to feel great on his meds

barbara woods said...

Cutie pie to

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Adorable photo!
Being busy during the holidays, I think, makes them happier.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

awww - what a little cutie! Reminded me that I went so far as to make a chef's hat for our oldest grandson to wear in a similar photo op (daddy is a chef so thought it would be appropriate). Never did see a photo. I agree that sometimes surgery isn't the best thing - Terry has to do what he feels most comfortable about. And...as for Christmas recipes - I've put a few on my blog over the years so if you go & check out 'recipes' in my sidebar and scroll through, you'll find some.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your great grandson is adorable!

What a neat afghan! It is hard to photograph needlework sometimes.

Thanks for the update on Terry ~ Love, hugs and prayers for the two of you.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving week ~ FlowerLady

White Rose said...

Hi Carol how exciting to have a new little baby coming in your family.
Glad Terry is able to feel ok with his mess,it's always a big decision with ops,I wish him well.
Love the blanket you made ,you are always busy my friend ,hope you have a lovely day xx

Pamela said...

What an adorable picture! Your crochet turned out very nice! I don't have any Christmas recipes, but a treat I always loved to eat at Christmas time was peanut butter cookies with hershey's kisses smashed onto them when the cookies comes out of the oven.

Sherrie Spangler said...

What an adorable picture of that sweet baby!

Barbara said...

Proud grandma posting an ADORABLE photo! A very sweet baby! I love your small afghan. It reminds me of the easy pattern I used to knit a throw for one of our new grandchildren. I simply enlarged the most popular dishcloth pattern. It went well!

Cathy said...

What a clever picture and a darling little boy Corey Jr. is (but they never stay little for long). I love that variegated yarn and I’m sure the afghan turned out sweetly. Well, it sounds like you and Terry made the right choice about his treatment options, and it’s good that the meds are a good alternative. What would we do without modern medicine.... I’m planning to bake some almond biscotti this year again as neighbor gifts, so I’ll try to remember to post the delicious and easy recipe.

patty a. said...

That picture of the baby in the bowl is a hoot! So darn cute!
That is a tough situation with Terry. Sounds like for now things are under control with the meds.
My favorite thing to make is pecan pie from scratch including the crust. The recipe has been passed down from my grandmother who was a heck of a good cook. I did make the pie one time and gave it to the plant manager where I was working at the time. He took care of his 85+ year old mother and they were from the south. He said he would take it home to Mom and have her try it. He came back and said she thought is was a pretty good pie for a northerner!

Kit said...

What a great pic! That little one is a cutie! Your afghan came out pretty. Glad to hear your guy is doing better. So hard as we get older. I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week. I hope you and yours have a wonderful one. Kit 😊

Henny Penny said...

That is one adorable baby boy. I love his big pretty eyes. Hope those meds continue to work for Terry. It's hard to know what to do at times. Sounds like he has good doctors...can see how you are grateful for them. I'll have to think of which recipe to post. We do have the same Christmas meal and same Thanksgiving meal every year. :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Momma Bear said...

Love that boy!don't you just want to tickle & nibble those toebeans!
My mom has a picture of one of our pet bunnies in the turkey pan on the stove as a gag picture for christmas one year.
My MIL has a leaky valve and bad circulation which the cardio doc has her on meds to control it. now she needs dental surgery to remove the 3 upper teeth and cardio wants a stress test before the surgery, to make sure she can tolerate the anesthetic. *sigh*
So more appointments for us before christmas.

A favorite family appetizer is really simple, 1 brick of cream cheese in a mixer add 2-3 cloves garlic and 1/4 cup of caraway seeds (adjust for your own taste) mix together and let sit for a day to blend the flavors. tastes great spread on warm french toast and crackers.

Rose said...

That is the cutest pic of little Corey! He looks like such a sweet child. I had totally forgot about the new baby! I feel bad/stupid all rolled into one. I cannot believe I forgot that.


The afghan is going to be just perfect for the new baby.

I have to tell that I visit your blog every day...I had not visited till now, on this day, but I check it most morns. And a lot of times again at night. And this post did not show till just now. I would love to know why blogger does that. I have it do it every now and then with blogs I know I visit.

and most times when people leave a comment, I get notifications, but there are two people that I never know have commented unless I go and read my own comments.

Roberta Warshaw said...

Love that photo! What a cutie!

Sorry about all the health issues going on right now. I hope everything improves for you guys.....

Robbie said...

What an adorable picture!!!! baby in a bowl...what could be more cute to post! Your baby afghan is precious!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love your pretty crochet........and that sweet little Corey Jr. is just the most precious! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Precious little one! Love your crochet! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Life is exciting at your house! New baby plans, old baby pictures, and lots of love to go around. You two are probably making the best decision, given the other issues Terry faces. If medication is working, I don't see any reason for invading the body surgically. That's a very difficult thing for the body to handle!

DVArtist said...

Corey JR is a doll. Glad you get so many photos of him. I really love your crocheted piece. I am working on one right now. I hope all goes well with Terry. Hugs and love.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

That is a fun picture of Corey Jr and it's very exciting to hear you have a little girl on the way too! I love your afgan. That variegated yarn looks very pretty. I'm also glad to hear Terry should be fine with the new meds :) xxx

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What an adorable little child. I had never heard of that condition...sounds awful. Good luck to Terry with whatever way he decides to go with the treatment. Meanwhile lovely crochet project, Carol.

Debra said...

Hello-I'm probably going to blog again-if you'd like to visit me...Happy New Year my friend!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful new year!