Friday, June 20, 2008

Still here...

I just realized how long it's been since I have posted!  Life has been pleasantly quiet recently. Zane is doing new things every day, getting very close to crawling, and we continue to pray for Mia and her journey to our family.  I do the math almost every day to try to figure out how long our wait will be and it just gives me a headache!

Today I had my required CPR class for my job but this year I brought my mom along.  She had not done a CPR class for 15 years and now taking care of Zane, we both thought a refresher class was a good idea.  If you have not taken a CPR class in a long time (like since you were in the girl scouts or for high school home economics) it's a good idea to look into it.  Effective CPR can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival.  They make the class much easier than in the old days so don't be intimidated.  If you want to learn more, like where to find a class, go to

Monday, June 09, 2008

Prevent Infant Drowning

Zane recently completed an infant survival class through Infant Swimming Resource; you may have seen them featured on the "Today Show" a few weeks ago.  I was so impressed by Zane's ability to learn to turn over and float no matter how he "fell" into the water.  My parents have a pool just a few steps out their back door and I feel very strongly about protecting Zane not only by standard pool protections but by making sure he can float until help arrived.  Many friends asked 'how could you do that to him' - actually Zane didn't seem too upset about it but also I feel it's the same as giving him vaccinations - protecting him against danger.  Drowning is the NUMBER ONE cause of accidental death of 1-4 year olds.  If you interested, their website is http://www.infantswim.comOn their website you can enter your zip code to search for an instructor near you.  I encourage you to consider it, especially if you have water nearby.