Lucie Update- Jul 7, 2015

I love roller coasters. When I lived in Florida and would make at least one trip a year to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, I would get in the line for the first row of the ride so that I could experience every drop and loop and turn to the fullest. The line was always so long and slow and I was nervous but excited at the same time and ready to experience it. The ride was always thrilling, scary, dizzying, and fast. That's what this past week felt like for me.  I was waiting and anticipating my first day back to work, and although I wasn't as excited  as I would have been for a roller coaster ride, I felt like I was as ready I could be. I was nervous and scared, wondering, how would Lucie do? How would I do? Did I remember how to do my job!? Would I make terrible mistakes!

After the agonizing anticipation, and the sad moments of realizing how much I was going to miss my Lucie pie, the work week came and went in a dizzying flash. And now it's Tuesday already, my second week back well underway. I'm so thankful for the team I work with, they have all been so incredibly supportive and have helped make the past 6 months so much better. On my very first day, I got hugs from everyone, and even the security guards downstairs wanted to see pictures of Lucie. The senior salesperson I support had a gorgeous bouquet of flowers waiting for me at my desk. It was such a warm welcome.

All in all, it has been quite a transition. Robby's parents came up from Florida to look after Lucie during my first week and a half back, which has been such a huge help. I know when they head back it will also be another transition, as we'll have to take off the training wheels and get into the groove of what our days will look like with Lucie, work, home and of course Bess! It will be tough, but we've been encouraged by so many that it will get easier.

Meanwhile Lucie has been loving her exclusive time with her grandparents. Grandma is determined to get Lucie to laugh :) For now, she just teases us with her big smiles that light up the room. She loves her play mat, she moves and moves and is very content. She still gets uncomfortable every now and again with gas, but it has been a lot more manageable. One thing she does not like at all is tummy time! We're making progress in this area too, but she is not a fan!

Next week we have the hearing to find out what therapy Lucie has been approved for and once we get the verdict on that, her therapy will begin within the following week. Please pray for us and our meeting, that we will get approved for all the treatment that Lucie needs. 

With love,

Los Hicksons

Grandma and Abo with Lucie

Grandma and Abo with Lucie

Flowers at my desk on my first day, plus new pictures of Lucie!

Flowers at my desk on my first day, plus new pictures of Lucie!

We opened some presents from family for our birthdays and got this great sign to decorate our apartment, it says Est. 2007 under the "H". 

We opened some presents from family for our birthdays and got this great sign to decorate our apartment, it says Est. 2007 under the "H". 

Dinner at a Thai restaurant to celebrate Drea's birthday a couple weeks early! 

Dinner at a Thai restaurant to celebrate Drea's birthday a couple weeks early! 

Grandma, Lucie and Abo.  

Grandma, Lucie and Abo.  

Brunch at the Boathouse in Central Park to celebrate Robby's belated birthday.  

Brunch at the Boathouse in Central Park to celebrate Robby's belated birthday.  

  Lucie's first trip on the bus! Such a New Yorker!

 Lucie's first trip on the bus! Such a New Yorker!

Lucie with Aunt Katie and Aunt Jessa.  

Lucie with Aunt Katie and Aunt Jessa.  

Lucie and Papa Bear

Lucie and Papa Bear

The gang

The gang

I had a special visit with my elementary school teacher Mrs. Coriano, who was on vacation from PR.  

I had a special visit with my elementary school teacher Mrs. Coriano, who was on vacation from PR.  

Abo and Lucie  

Abo and Lucie  

All smiles! 

All smiles!