Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Getting Ready

I feel like lately most of my pictures on this blog have been of Nicolo. That is mostly because he will sit still long enough for me to snap a shot. Even if I do get a shot of Francesco it usually out of focus because he NEVER stops moving.

He is my focus today. We had a Pre-Op appointment this morning and I was so impressed with how well he behaved. He is going to have balloon catheter dilation of his left tear duct and removal of his ear tubes. Nothing major but this time around I am more concerned. I think it's because I know he remembers things now. When he was 18 month old and they took him from me for the tube placement he was groggy and I know he did not remember. This time he will be groggy again but I am so afraid of the look on his face when they wheel him away from me.

Like I said, I could not have been more proud of him this morning. He listened, followed directions and used good manners. It was nice to hear from the staff what a well behave little boy he was.

I of course had my camera in my purse, but again I keep forgetting to look at my settings (I had the ISO at 800 from the night before trying to take a picture in low light) and I don't think they came out as good as I would have liked.

Waiting to go to the exam room: he looks so serious

Waiting for the doctor: he did great entertaining himself

His procedure is Thursday and I just can't wait for it to be over.


  1. Oh is he ever sweet! <3 I rarely get pictures of my son that are okay for the internets because he's almost never fully clothed. At 8.5 you'd THINK I'd be able to get pictures of him for blog fodder.

  2. Will be thinking of you both! Though by the look of it you have nothing to worry about - seems to be a darling at the doctor's office!

  3. Good luck with the surgery! What a cute little boy. Love the photo. Make sure to bring your camera tomorrow and document it all.

  4. I love the picture of him sprawled out across the chairs. Too cute. I hope it goes well. I can relate to your feelings. When W.W. had tubes in his ears the surgery came and went with little fear as he wouldn't remember. However, one came out easily and the other had to be pulled out a little over a year later and that was more traumatic.

  5. What a sweetie he is! Best wishes for tomorrow - you guys will be in my prayers!

  6. Oh, what a cutie...he looks like he was doing really well. Best wishes on the surgery. Regardless, I sure you will worry...that's what mother's do!

  7. What a gorgeous little guy you have! I really love the second photo..so cute! The colors are great. Best wishes for his surgery. It's always hard to go through something like that with your child....