Saturday, June 6, 2009

Going to the Park

So today was my first attempt at bringing Juliana and her brother to the park on my own. Well things didn't quite go according to plan. I arrive home from work ready to go and Juliana's ostomy bags are leaking. So I strip Juliana down and begin changing the bags. While changing her bags Juliana is seeing how crazy she can make her mommy by pulling her nasal cannula down to her mouth and then sucking on it. I put the mittens on her and she is still pulling her cannula. Stuff the mitten with cotton balls and somehow she is still managing to pull her cannula. I then cut circles out of cardboard and stick them in her mittens. Juliana is so determined to suck on her cannula that she chews the cardboard through her mitten making it soft enough that she can get her fingers over the top and pull her cannula again. In the meantime big brother, Omar, decides now is the time to have a meltdown. By the time I get the ostomy bags secure and change her clothes, she is screaming her head off and still fighting me for the nasal cannula. Omar finally settles down and three minutes later this is what I see.

So much for going to the park. I guess I will just have to try again tomorrow when daddy is home.


  1. You got two such beautiful children! They are just precious!

  2. Oh, how adorable. Juliana is getting so big, and what a handsome brother. You're such a good mommy. The love just pours out of you.


Juliana Maria was born on July 12, 2008. She is a micro preemie born at 1lb 2oz. 11-1/2 in 23 weeks and 4 days gestational age.