Happy double-digits Maxi!
Happy double-digits Maxi!
Rudy’s big brother turned 10 years old just a few minutes ago…when I merged onto the 405 as I headed back to UCLA this evening, I couldn’t help but think about our rather tense ride on the 405 ten years ago when I was in labor on our way to the old UCLA Medical Center.  I remember so vividly being stuck in rush hour traffic and nervously reassuring Wilson that Mommy was okay in between contractions, Rolf calmly checking his watch but secretly fearing we’d have to nickname our baby “405”, the precious elderly man in the ER who, after watching me white-knuckle it in the chair next to him,  graciously let me “check-in”  before his wife who was having chest pains (!), and the well-intentioned nurse who didn’t believe me when I told her the baby was on it’s way… boy, was she surprised to see Max’s head when she lifted up the sheet!  What a crazy, fun night that was!  It’s all still so fresh in my mind it’s hard to believe it was 10 years ago.  Max has eagerly awaited life in the double-digits…10 years down and, if he follows in the footsteps of the man after whom he is named, he’ll have 90 more.  May it be so!!!  Happy Birthday Max…I’m so thankful for you.  You’ve brought a passion for all things active and an infectious joy into the life of our family and I love you!
Things are calm in Rudy’s room tonight…he was fast asleep and in the middle of a sprint off the vent when I arrived.  He’s on the vent for the night now and will start back up with one-hour sprint exercises in the morning.  I’m anxious to touch base with the doctors in the morning.  Hopefully, I’ll have more information tomorrow regarding a game plan for this week.  For now, though, I’m hoping all our little monkeys get a restful night’s sleep…both here and in Santa Barbara 🙂
Blessings to you and yours as well!

12 thoughts on “DejaVu

  1. Happy Birthday to Max, and a good night to all.

    Why don’t people believe it when a woman says the baby is coming now! My husband was born in the back seat of his dads car in the hospital parking lot, I guess we are lucky his middle name is not parking lot. I hope your almost 405 had a great day!

    Still praying for you Rudy have a good rest tonight and a great day tomorrow.

    Hugs and kisses.

  2. our little monkeys walk around the house singing “will you be my Valentine, Valentine, Valentine?….. Yes, i’ll be your Valentine, Valentine, Valentine….” the Geyling Trio has their first pop hit. sweet dreams Geylings. love to you all.

  3. Happy Birthday, Max! I remember getting to see Max when he was a couple days old and we had soup together at the Sunset Beach house. Time flies!! Hope to see you all soon!

  4. Happy Birthday Max! Your Mommy was expecting with you when she and your Dad visited us in Tennessee. Can’t believe it’s been over 10 years! Hope you had a great day Dude! Cousin Dianna

  5. I also remember Max at the Sunset Beach house…such a cutie! happiest of birthdays Maxi

  6. Hi Pat, I am so glad that Rudy is doing well with his sprints and feeding. We continue to pray he does well. I hope you, Rolf and the children are all doing well too. Does Rudy respond to either you or Rof yet when you talk to him? Give my love to everyone. Love Dad

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