Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Snacks... Day 139 31MAR09

Joshua has found a favorite snack at the hospital named appropriately enough "Snack Mix, Kids Mix". I was immediately struck by the very inventive and subtle name. I have been unable to locate this particular product outside the walls of the hospital and the dietician only sends up one bag a day.

I realized today at the grocery store what a geek I can be. I walked up to a stock person and held up my iPhone with a picture of the aforementioned snack mix displayed. "Do you carry this?"

Total geek move.

But man it is sure cool that I can do that!

Now if I could only use the phone to calculate the GPS co-ordinates of a case of the snack mix... That would be totally cool! It would also win me major brownie points with Josh.

Joshua has been keeping his temperature down for the most part today. His counts dropped. His ANC is down to 1518. We hope to start chemo tomorrow. We will find out when Dr. Tebbi stops by in the morning. There may even be a chance Josh could get released for good behavior. I will keep my fingers crossed. Jarrod is spending the night at the hospital per Joshua's request. So tonight it's just me and the cat...

SPOILER ALERT! If you do not want to know the sex of our currently in production grandchild read no further. Also, do not read any of Jamie's comments ever again. She will never be able to keep it a secret. Skip over the next bit of prose and go straight to the picture.

For everyone else here it is! Jamie and Christian went in today for their first ultrasound. The baby is perfect and the due date in September still stands. I got an excited call from Christian as soon as they were done. He was talking a mile a minute. I remember well the first time I saw each of my children on a little black and white tv monitor. A vaguely human shaped little bean floating in what appeared to be outer space. It is a man's first deep-rooted connection to his unborn child. Seeing it on that little screen somehow makes it more real and solid than it was before. It is a defining moment. Especially when it is your first glimpse of your perfectly formed daughter to be! If you look carefully at the picture you can see her with her hands at the side of her face looking out. We are thrilled!

Okay if you didn't want the spoiler you can start reading again. Enjoy the picture of our in production grandchild. If you look carefully at the picture you can see h** hands at the side of h** face looking out.

We are very excited and are really looking forward to being grandparents.

Did that sound believable? I have been practicing.

In all honesty we are thrilled. It is still a little hard to believe. We are still so young...


Anonymous said...

I have the secret ingredients to your fav snack food.
* Kid's Mix: A mixture of snack junk foods that was aimed towards kids, but discontinued after a few years sales. Contains: Cap'n Crunch Cereal; Mini Rold Gold Classic Tiny Twists Pretzels; Mini Doritos Nacho Cheesier Flavor Tortilla Chips; Smartfood Redued Fat White Cheddar Cheese Flavored Popcorn; Cheetos Asteroids Cheese Flavored Snacks; and Candy Coated Chocolate Pieces.

Hope this helps, Josh. Stay Strong. From a lil angel that is watching over you! ;)

Jamie(Sister) said...

Shoot not the first one. =) So you and Jarrod are going to be uncles to a little girl!!! Yep no boy this time Joshy. =) I loved seeing you mom and Jarrod today monkey butt. You are such a goofy boy. I was happy to see you in a good playful modd today Joshy and to hear that all of your tests so far have come back with good news. =) Well im going to head off to bed we love you and cant wait for your birthday Saturday!!!! See you soon, hope you get to go home tomorrow.


Jamie(Sister) said...

Lee it is now "Grandchild" not grandchilren.... =) That means only one. hahaha ; )

Nonna said...

Hey Snaggle Snuggle Monkey,

So happy to hear you may get sprung today. I hope it happens.

I am excited to hear Jamie and Christian's good news. A little girl will be a fabulous addition to the Gandy Gang.

The sky is leaking snow again today. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Scarlett said...

I think I've seen that snack mix at Wal-Mart, but not in with the other snacks. It is usually on the end of one of the first few aisles - maybe the bread aisle???

Congratulations, Uncle Joshua!!! How cool that you get to be an uncle at the age of 7!!!

Scarlett Truong (Hayden's mom)