Monday, September 13, 2010

Team Elise Update

Just popping in to do a quick update... turns out being a mother to TWO kiddos is a lot more time consuming than when you have just one. Strange...

I will say that my Mom is doing an AMAZING job keeping up with all of Elise's D-care. I know how scary it is to be thrown into the fire, but she has done so well. The D-Monster has sort of behaved, although our first night home from the hospital was a doozy. Poor Fred was up all night either changing Mattias's diaper, or getting him out of his bassinet for me to feed him, ect; and then running to Elise's room to handle Eileen's many LOW alerts and to give Elise some carbs. Thankfully, things have settled down a bit with Mattias, but Elise's numbers are all sorts of crazy. I just need some time to sit and noodle her numbers. Heh, noodle.

Anyway, this was supposed to be a Team Elise update, so here goes: We are less than two weeks from the walk and Team Elise has close to 90 walkers here in North Texas, and around 60 people that are going to walk in Portugal. Our totals from Chick-fil-a came in, and in a two-hour period, we raised $426.21... Chick-fil-a Southlake is AWESOME!

And as for our fundraising, we have smashed our goal of $10,000, and have raised close to $11,000 so far... how incredible is that? I am so sad that I won't be able to join Team Elise during the walk (due to my c-section), but you can bet Mattias and I will be at the finish line cheering everybody on.


P.S. I have been trying to keep up with every body's blogs, but haven't been leaving comments. So many of you have made me laugh, cry and generally kept me entertained during my hospital stay. I feel so outside the loop, but hope to be updating again soon. If you ever want Mattias updates, they will mostly be posted on my other blog from now on. My anal retentive side needs to keep it separated.


  1. Just wanted to let you know to look for a package in the mail for your cute baby!
    I'll be mailing it today, so hopefully you'll get it by the end of the week.

  2. That second baby is quite a shock, isn't it? Before Leo came along, a friend of mine said to me, "having one child is like having none, having two is like having ten!" I didn't believe her until Leo got here and then I started to whole-heartedly agree with her!

    Awesome job for Team Elise! Congrats again on the new baby! It does get a bit easier eventually, you just have to hang in there until then!


    That's amazing, you guys have done an awesome job!!!

    Thanks for the quick update and I hope you feel better soon, congrats again on the new, super cute baby!!!

  4. Team Elise rocks! :)

    So happy to hear how well your mother has done. I know that was a big concern.

    Caring for two kids will get easier, I promise.

  5. Awwww! I loved reading your update... GO TEAM ELISE!!!

    Glad things are going well well both the new baby and Elise's numbers!

    And hey - WAY TO GO GRANDMA, too!!! =)

  6. Im so glad you are doing okay . Much love to the fam and take care of yourself and the fam .

  7. Glad to hear everything is going well.

    SO IMPRESSED with your fundraising! That's what I call multi-tasking!

  8. Impressive fund raising Team Elise! Go team go!!

  9. You Texas peeps sure know how to fundraise! Huh...I just called you a Texan...please don't punch me! I'm so glad things are going well with your mother helping out. Give Mattias a big kiss from Aunt Meri...and Elise too!

  10. So good to hear from you Joanne. Glad you guys are settling in. I cannot even imagine the work load of a new baby and "d". Lucky for me "d" struck when Bridget was in k-garten and Joe in preschool. Give your mom a big ol' belly bump from me. Hi five to my Portuguese brother over there and hugs to the kiddos. LOVE YOU.

  11. Wow! Go Team Elise! That's awesome!!!

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog! And congrats on your new little one. I am so glad to have found this community of moms. :)


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