At 26 gestational weeks, after an amniocentesis and genetic testing, he was diagnosed with Diastrophic Dysplasia, a rare type of dwarfism.

Now 8 years old, our son Kai is happy, healthy, and enjoying life.

The purpose of this blog is to lend support and encouragement to others in similar situations and to share the tremendous experiences we've had and will continue to have as we raise our little, little boy.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Worth a Read

Oh, you're a stay-at-home Mom? What do you DO all day?!

Great article! Well worth a few minutes to read.


Saturday, July 27, 2013

From The End of June

Obviously I've become terrible at blogging. But here are a few pictures from last month.

Kai flung himself onto his pillow, sobbing. When he was done being upset about whatever it was he was upset about, I discovered this: 
Hilarious. And adorable.

 Two cute pajama boys!
Grey is a gigantor* baby. 

Happy, happy boys! Kai loves his baby brother.

 A few days before we moved, Kai proudly showed me this:
His masterpiece. It's a family, drawn in Sharpie. On the wall. We had been incident-free for a whole year... And how could I be mad? It was so adorable. And he was so proud.

*The second definition.

Friday, January 25, 2013

This boy loves his cars.  

 He found my lipstick.  I'm glad one of us is brave enough to wear that shade.

 Sometimes a boy just needs to sit in a box, OK?
Me: Whatcha doin'?
Kai: Oh, I'm just finking (thinking)

I couldn't resist.  He fell asleep and I put his Superhero cape on him and took pictures.

Kai, "pumping" milk from his "buggies"

 Relaxing on a Sunday walk.

 X-Rays at Shriners.  He was excited about changing from his pants into these cotton shorts.  

This was taken in December (I think).  Grey was about a month old.  Kai loves being the big brother!

I detect a theme, here...

 And me.  This is from a while ago (I was still pregnant).  I'm usually behind the camera; there aren't a lot of photos of me so enjoy it.  It'll be the last one you see for a while.

Medical gloves on Kai's feet per his request.  It's never boring when Kai's around!

Also from a while ago.  In the waiting room of my OB's office.  I'm not sure we brought enough McQueens..

From Christmas.  Kai and Grey with their cousins.  So many Rivas boys!!  I love it!  From the left: Joseph, Kai, Baby Grey, Jacob, Baby Evan, and Matthew.