Friday, July 10, 2009

A day I've been waiting on for a long time!

Today was a day I've been waiting on for a very long time. Five months, one week, and four days to be exact. I’ve been so ready to take Cain to meet my Dispensary of Hope coworkers. Most of my coworkers have already met Cain but some had not. So this afternoon we ventured out and took a trip to my office.

Kathy holding Cain for the first time!

Scott meeting Cain.

My coworkers are very important to me. They were some of the first people to learn of Cain's hearts defects. And they were there with me every day of my pregnancy. They have laughed with me...cried with me...and have been great friends! They have been anxiously waiting on me to bring Cain to the office.

Vicki putting Cain to work.

We couldn't leave the office without putting Vicki's sunglasses on Cain. Pretty funny!

I haven't mentioned my work during the past several months and I know many of you may wonder if I was going back to work and if so when. I had taken Family Medical Leave to stay home with Cain through his first two surgeries. As I've mentioned before, I work for a great non-profit and with great people. I hated to not go back to work but at the same time because of Cain's heart defects we aren't ready to put him into daycare this year and risk him getting sick all the time.

In the end, I've been given a GREAT opportunity and I will be going back to work with the Dispensary of Hope ( as a contract employee. This way I will be able to stay home with Cain and work part-time from home.

I have been working very hard now that Cain is home from the hospital to get him on a good napping schedule. It's starting to get better with each day. I hope he continues to cooperate so I can get alot of work done during his naps.

I feel so blessed to be given this opportunity so I certainly want to make the most out of it!!


Shauna said...

It's great being able to show your baby off to people! Glad your finally able to enjoy that part of motherhood now!

The Banks Family said...

Love Cain in the sunglasses! :) I know you are so proud to be able to get Cain out and show him off! Esp to your coworkers. So so happy for you getting the opportunity to work from home!

The Smith's said...

Hi Catherine- I have followed your blog for a few weeks now and had to comment when I read this post! My name is Jesse and my son, Luke, was born with a single ventricle (basically double inlet left ventricle). He had a PA banding at 5 weeks old and the Glenn at 7 months old. He is now almost 2 1/2 and doing GREAT! Happy and thriving as we wait for the Fontan.

I, too, work for a fantastic non-profit organization (World Vision) and remember bringing Luke into work for the first time when he was about a year old. I cried like a baby! I was so overwhelmed with gratitude for my co-workers who had prayed for our family so diligently during Luke's birth and surgeries. I'm so glad they got to meet sweet Cain!

I, too, am able to keep a flexible part-time schedule and it has been such a blessing, for me and for Luke. I'm glad you have such a supportive office.

Take care and God bless ... we will keep little Colby in our prayers as he approaches his Glenn!