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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Good Websites

Here are a few of my new favorite web pages! National Hemophilia Association Midwest Hemophilia Association Cool pants that have pads built into the knees! Helmets that don't make your kid look silly!

Family Fun Fair

It has been a while now, but I wanted to write about MHA's Family Fun Fair. Every September, the Midwest Hemophilia Association puts on the Family Fun Fair. I have attended almost every year. I would suggest you attend if you have an event like this in your area. The last two years I have gained a wealth of knowledge and been able to network with many other families. The highlight of this year's event for me was an open discussion with athletes. There was a professional baseball player and weightlifter. To hear what they have been able to accomplish was great for me! My in-laws were able to attend the event as well. I think it was good for them to hear that we did not need to keep Trenton in a room full of bubble wrap! I remember going to the HTC right after Trenton was born and them telling us that Trenton should not weightlift competitively. (My husband is very much into weightlifting!) The young man (he was my age) at the conference had been on the Olympic weightlifting team and had traveled all over the world. He also was the kicker for his high school football team. I know most doctors would not sign off on the football, but it was good to see that it could be done. I am excited to watch Trenton grow and to see what activities he will want to get involved in when he is older!

No Circumsion

Well, we changed our mind. After temporarily switching HTC's, we decided not to have Trenton circumcised. My husband and I went back and forth so much. In the end we did not see the point in putting him through the trauma. My dad ended up being in the hospital that week due to cancer, so I'm glad we didn't have it done. I have relatives that are not circumcised, so Trenton won't be in the only one in the family! (I hope my son doesn't read this in 15 years and die of embarrassment! ha ha)