Thursday, April 30, 2009

11 months.

Robbie is 11 months old today.

I honestly can't believe it.. In one month he'll be one year old.

So much has happened in those 11 months. So much I've learned.

-I can love more than I could ever imagine.
-Zippers are better than snaps
-However, zippers don't work well with feeding tube extensions
-Poop is everything
-I can live for weeks on less than 2 hours of sleep/night if I have to.
-I really like it when I don't have to.
-Always cover a baby boy up when you change his diaper
-Nothing is cuter than a baby in a hat
-Nothing draws more attention than having a baby in public and not wanting any attention
-I can love more than I could ever imagine
-My marriage is both stronger and weaker than I ever could have imagined
-Watching my child watch ANYTHING is the most interesting thing I've ever seen
-I would do anything, give up anything, yell at anyone if it will help Robbie.
-I can love more than I could ever imagine.
-I can hear Robbie wake up before even he knows it's happened.
-Huggies wipes are superior to pampers.
-Pampers diapers are superior to any other.
-I have more crazy hippy in me than I ever realized.
-Poop happens. a lot.
-God is good and amazing and with us all the time.
-I love him more than anything.


AwkwardMoments said...

Happy 11 months! Great list. I have found more hippy in me also

Mrs. Spit said...

That's my snuggle boy. . .

Erin said...

Congratulations! I agree about the zippers, the wipes, the diapers, and the love. Especially the love.

Ivory said...

I just want to lay down beside him and cuddle those adorable cheeks!

Kara said...

Happy 11 months! How exciting!

Slytherpuff said...

Happy 11 months!

Malloryn said...

Adorable!! Happy 11 months little Robbie :)

Cheryl said...

good comments nd what a great picture

Echloe said...

Robbie is a beautiful baby. Congratulations on his 11 month birthday.

oleyfriends said...


I found your blog and wondered if you had heard of the Oley Foundation yet.

We offer free information and peer support for families like yours with a member on home tube or IV feeding. Check out our website at

In particular you might be interested in the

• Tube Feeding Tips page

• Tummy Tunnels (Iron-on patch provides access to tubes without damaging clothing) -- or getting wrecked by the zipper!

• Meet Patients Section (try all three links)

• Oley's annual conference -- where you can learn a lot about tube and IV feeding and meet other families facing similar challenges. Preliminary details are posted now, but keep checking for updates at
There are travel scholarships for first time attendees.

If you have any questions or would like to be introduced to another family, feel free to contact me.

Warm regards,
Roslyn Dahl
Oley Foundation Staff Member
(800) 776-OLEY