Trial re-date(again) and update on Kaleb*Sept 29, 2009*
For the last two weeks I have been eager for October 5. Saturday morning I saw that a motion was filed by the defense for a continuance. Josh and I were extremely irritated and didn't understand what had caused this because the last time we were in court both the state and defense were ready for trial. So this morning we got up and headed down to the court house for what should've been the pre-trial... but wasn't.
Basically all I can say is because of a family member of the defendant; the trial is now going to be on November 30. What a great way to start the holidays off, right? Who knows if it will even happen then? Obliviously you can tell by the tone of this blog, I am not happy. We have been mentally preparing ourselves for this for the last couple months and here we are a week away and... now it's not going to happen. We just want this to be over so we can move on and try to, once again, gain some sort of closure... if that is even possible. Everyone has had plenty of time to prepare for this trial. It has been almost two and a half years. We were warned when she waived her right to a speedy trial that it could be a long road to trial, but over two years?...
I am sorry it has been so long since my last blog. I am juggling a lot right now and barely have a moment to myself. I like to be busy though...
Kaleb is status quo. We have been battling a cold for the last couple weeks. We have all had it. The doctors say that he is fine and that it will just have to run its course. We also had a brief stay in the hospital in the beginning of September for what ended up being C-Dif. That causes you to have very bad and stinky diarrhea. He got through that okay. But because of the C-Dif and cold we haven't been able to go to swimming. He is still growing like a weed and is so heavy to carry. When Kaeson goes down for a nap, Kaleb and I take a nap together in my bed. I love that time of the day when I get to snuggle with him.
Kaeson is almost walking. The other day he walked all the way across the living room but hasn't done it again since. His new thing is trying to turn door knobs so we have all of those baby proof door knobs. Josh hates them and cannot open the door with them on. Kaeson loves to take pictures and is such a ham.
Josh and I are doing well. Like I said before, we have a cold. I think it is the worst one that I have ever had. I just finished a class and am getting ready to start another one next week. Josh loves being a fire fighter. He always says he enjoys getting up and going to work.
Thank you for all of you who continue to keep Kaleb and my family in your prayers. I pray that this break before trial will affect the case against her in a positive way. I just need to remember that it is God's timing and everything will work out. Please continue to pray for us. Thanks.
Kaleb is doing about the same. He is a happy boy and enjoys Kaeson's company. We just changed two therapists and he seems to be responding well to them. Yesterday Kaleb sat in a tripod position for 15 seconds which is excellent for him. Kaeson is almost one and has that toddler personality down pat. He is saying bubba, night night, nana, no and tries to sing along with twinkle twinkle little star. He loves being read to and acts like he is reading along with me. He is always checking on Kaleb and has recently started to give him hugs and kisses.
I posted some pictures today. One of them is of Kaleb two weeks before he was shaken. He was such a happy, good baby. I spent ten minutes staring at that today and I started to get upset. I see Kaeson who is so vibrant and so much fun and I wonder what Kaleb would've been like. I am sure he would've been such a lover boy and a good big brother. It is unfair that he had that taken away from him. It just makes my heart ache. Watching Kaeson accomplish all these small things makes Josh and me really feel the affects of his injury. This is a pain that no family or child should have to go through... However I know God pull all of us through this and continue to give us emotional strength to go on. I will not let Kaleb's injury go in vain and I am determined to do something to prevent this from happening to any other children.
The trial is being rescheduled to October 5. The State Attorney told us that this may happen. She said when there is a large amount of witnesses like in Kaleb's case it is common for it to be rescheduled a few times. It is very frustrating for us either way because we want this trauma of reliving what happened to him to be over. So I will ask again for all of you to keep us in your prayers as you have so faithfully done for so long. Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts. We love you.