My New Year's Day began with the newest member of our family, Bryce Eleanor. Her parents, despite having been out until the wee hours of the morning, came to fetch her shortly after 11:00 A.M. I thought she would be able to stay until the afternoon, given the circumstances, but Amelia and Chris showed up with a peppermint mocha from Starbucks as an exchange for the baby. I really wanted to keep both...
The picture, of course, is from the night before. Bryce is covering her mommy's sparkly black top with the beaded scarf. They looked decidedly less chipper the next morning.
Unfortunately, the afternoon resulted in Laddie being transported to the hospital with a stroke. It was on the right side of the brain, and he has lost the use of his left arm and leg, but since the stroke was on the right side, his speech was not affected. At present, he is doing as well as can be expected. He knows us and is able to swallow and to eat with help.
Today has been better than yesterday, and we hope tomorrow will be better. I'm reading and commenting on blogs when I have a chance...it provides distraction and stress release. :)