Stream of Conscious Mind

Friday, November 21, 2008

I don't know what to blog but I feel like I should blog because I haven't since Tuesday. I think about stuff to share all the time but when I am at the computer I forget what they are. I was thinking that maybe I should keep a notepad out and jot down the ideas as they come to me.

Back in high school, I had a writing assignment in English class to complete on the stream of conscious mind. It was a simple assignment. All I had to do is write what would come to my mind. These papers were entertaining to read because a single composition could contain several different topics.

So let's just see where my stream of conscious mind takes me right now:

Cayman's sitting in her BeBe Pod spinning her toy. She is so cute. Mike and I were just talking yesterday about our moments we still get when we become overwhelmed with anxiousity about Cayman's delays, but then all we have to do is take one look at her and it melts away. Cayman had a Genetics appointment yesterday. The doctor has a strong direction on why Cayman was born with all her anomalies. It's a particular syndrome that is linked to a specific gene mutation. Blood would have to be drawn and sent to a lab for an indepth gene analysis. We opted out of it for now. We know Cayman and having a name to her condition doesn't change anything for us or her. We did not feel it was important enough to put Cayman through another needle stick. We have the written order though so if Cayman ever has to have blood drawn for something else the gene analysis order can be filled then too without an additional needle stick. We're not against finding out if Cayman has this syndrome. It's just not of great importance to us. Like I said before, it doesn't change a thing for us.

My stream of conscious mind keeps getting interrupted. Mike is playing a new shooting video game. Every couple minutes he keeps showing me the "tricks" he's learning. He is very entertaining to watch. When I mean watch I mean watch him, not the TV screen. I secretly videoed him once while he was completely enthralled in a video game.

interrupting again....

This video of Mike was so funny. I told him about it and he seemed quite offended that I did such a thing but once I showed it to him he himself was rolling on the floor in laughter over how silly he looks. I highly doubt Mike will allow me to share this video with all of you.

interrupting again..

Cayman is getting tired of sitting in her BeBe Pod. So I am going to rap this up and go feed her some pureed carrots. Eating pureed foods has not been going the best. Perhaps my next blog will be more about that.

Lots of love to you all,

Kristen

9 Showin' Comment Love:

Kristen's Computer said...
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Kristen's Computer said...

The first person that asks Kris to post the Video, gets the Video Deleted....

Lisa said...

"Video! Video! Video!"

Kristen....you cannot disappoint us!

Love your post idea. Loved reading where your mind wandered.

My name is Sarah said...

Aren't you getting ready for the big game?????

The Mom-Out-Law said...

I have seen Mike in action.... hey Kristen - maybe you could send it to America's Funniest Videos... think its worth $100,000??? Never can tell!

The Soldatke family said...

Kristen,

As far as the chromosome testing goes; they did this on Matthew while we were still in the hospital, without us knowing. It was a bit frustrating. So we do have knowledge of what chromosome deletion/duplication caused Matthew's hydrocephalus and other issues. Someday's I wish I didn't know. I could see where it would be helpful if we were plannning on having more children, but really, it just gives me something MORE to worry about. And it was expensive to have my husband and I tested (and we had to fight our insurance to pay it) I would say enjoy not knowing! It just broke my heart all over again. Enjoy your baby girl!

Kadynsmommy2007 said...

I had an Amnio when I was pregnant. That was basicaly to find out if it was a gene in harvey or me, which would mean it was genetic. I had it bascailly to see if Kadyn had a better chance or not. After Kadyn was born they wanted to do more at the hospital. Luckly for me they wouldn't do it without MY signature, and I wouldn't sign. Knowing why or how he got this wouldn't change Kadyn to normal. NOr would it help. I have been asked many times, and I keep telling them no.

I only get upset about Kadyn being behind is when I go to the playground and I can't watch him run around or swing him on the swing. Other than that, It doesn't bother me as much anymore. Kadyn is improving, but his siezures set him back even farther than he should be.

Children are awesome :)

You should see Harveys game face when he plays video games. He hangs his tounge out the side of his mouth and just concentrates so hard i sometimes think his head will explose. Guys are funny.

kellyb3 said...

Kristen,
I am glad to see that we aren't the only ones that didn't persue the genetics test. We too felt that however or whatever caused Tyler's conditions, weren't going to change how we feel about him. We couldn't see sticking him with more needles. My motto always has been, things happen for a reason. We couldn't worry about what that reason was.

LOVE the pics from yesterday's big game. You must have been over the moon. Caymen looks adorable :)

Anonymous said...

one positive thing about not knowing what to blog about is that seems like u guys are slowing down a bit!! Less Dr appointments, no emergancy scares, no surgerys, I am so thankful this thanksgiving how well Cayman is doing and how far she has come!! Still so proud of her!!!
Enjoy ur turkey day!!!
Valerie