Friday, January 11, 2013

New year madness

Life since Christmas has been busy (but seriously, when are we not busy?)! Jensen had a very quiet, wonderful holiday and we wouldn't have had it any other way. He was precious opening presents and we have a lovely video of him choking on wrapping paper! Jensen had so many toys we didn't even open them all! We are going to rotate through them slowly so he always has new toys to play with ;) 

We also got our pictures back from our first family photoshoot and I am so in love with them! Carli Alisabeth Photography did a fabulous job! I also ordered a ton of pictures, including a gallery-wrapped canvas from and I loved them! I definitely recommend using them for high-quality prints, they have great prices! I will be mailing out pictures to family and one very special surgeon as soon as I get a chance.

In other news on the Willis family: we are moving! We are so totally excited about this move and can't wait to get into a new house. Jeremy and I had a house lined up and we were set to close in a couple of weeks, but that one fell through after many problems with the house. But that's ok, it wasn't meant to be so we are moving on to bigger and better houses. We have several more that we are looking at this weekend and I love them all! 

We are going to relocate to Raleigh area, which is going to make our life so much easier! This will be much closer to Jensen's specialists, although we do have to find a new pediatrician. We will also be much closer to hospitals that can handle a patient like Jensen should there ever be an emergency. Not only will this be better for Jensen but I have applied to a program at UNC and will be doing my clinical rotations in Raleigh and Durham (if I am accepted). If I'm not accepted to the program, I will be getting a job in Research Triangle Park! Have I mentioned how awesome this move is going to be for us?? ;) We are VERY excited! 

As you can imagine, preparing our current house to sell and looking for a new house have kept us busy. When I'm not chasing after Jensen or taking him to the doctor, I'm cleaning, packing and organizing. Our house is almost empty and we are listing it to sell next week! It is definitely bittersweet leaving the only home Jensen has ever known. 

Jensen has been doing awesome! He isn't quite crawling, but that definitely does not slow him down! He is a mad man scooting on his butt anywhere and everywhere he pleases! Although we do not have much stuff in our house, amazingly he still finds things to get into to. He has been dubbed 'Captain Destructo' and has lived up to that name well! I joked that I don't think we could keep up with him if he had a whole heart! hah! This kid is spunky. 

Jensen had cardiology and hematology this week. His echo looked great and we won't go back for 2 months! I'm not sure what they will do without seeing little man for that long. He's very popular in the cardio office! Hematology went well too. Since he's only on one Lovenox injection daily, that means less blood that has to be drawn! He is still a very hard stick, but this last one went great. We had a PICU nurse come down to draw his labs and she listened to exactly what I told her and got it in one, quick stick. My boy was so brave and only cried for a minute <3

The next few weeks are going to be just as busy for us. Jeremy has a lot going on at work, we will hopefully have potential buyers looking at the house, and then we will be closing on our new home! And most importantly, Jensen's first birthday is next month! I will be doing a separate post for that but let me just say, I cry every time I think about my sweet baby turning one. I remember when I was hoping he would live another 24 hours. I could never have imagined how much joy this last year would bring =)

But I'll save it for the next blog...

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