I knew there was a good reason I cried all of the way to the E.R. that night. No Roller Derby for 6 months. If I had my way... I am not amused, can you tell?
Another first, for Richard anyway. Braces! Poor guy had to wait until his senior year to get them but now that we have amazing new insurance through BYU we are able to do it. The prognosis is two years so the announcement about young men being able to serve a mission for our church at age 18 now will not effect Richard's plans or time table. He won't even be 18 until next June so we had timed it just right to have them off by age 19. Oh well! I am envious of the clear brackets our new insurance allowed us to get for him. I wish the girls could have had them. Being a boy, their brother does not appreciate them much!
One more first...Lucas' first month has gone by! On Monday, October 1st Diana and Nick went in to visit their son in the NICU and found that one of the sweet nurses had decorated for the occasion.
This darling baby boy has stolen the hearts of every nurse who has so lovingly cared for him. He was the old-timer in the nursery and they had all grown very fond of him!
Here is a photo of the first time Lucas met his Aunt Sarah! She came for a short visit to meet this boy and attend her New York, Utica Mission reunion last weekend.
The very best first, I have saved for last! Here is a picture of the very first time Lucas Michael Mowes left the hospital!! He has been home now for six days! He is doing so well. We are all so happy for him and for his parents who have been so worried about him. He left the hospital nearly 2 pounds heavier than his birth weight and is a very good eater too!
As you can imagine, this first time Gramma is in heaven!