Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2.5 months old and TV stars

The girls are changing even more!!'s crazy how fast things change...once you get a solid routine down, something changes and you have to learn things all over again. Right now both girls are very aware of their surroundings and I feel they get easily bored. Now we are trying to keep them stimulated when they are awake. I started taking them for afternoon walks to give their senses stimulation. Also, I make sure they get adequate naps throughout the day, not just cat naps anymore. At first we thought Avery was teething, but now we are thinking she is just bored. The only thing that makes her happy is looking out the windows and stepping outside for a small bit.  Also, she loves when I vacuum! My living room will be vacuumed several times a day now! Like I said, we are learning as we go here! Avery also clenches on to me VERY tight!! She wants me to hold her much more than before. Hannah used to be that way and now the tables turned! My Hannah is now very calm and laid back. I am glad they switch off! Much easier for momma!

I was recently asked to do a TV interview segment with WGN Healthy Living Chicago this month to talk about my experience as a child with ovarian cancer and being a cancer survivor to now a wife and mother of 2. The segment will discuss my personal thoughts and concerns I had as a child to our journey through IVF consequently due to my cancer. The shoot will take place in my home and last about 2 hours and will be edited down to a 30 minute segment that will air on WGN. The shoot will be on October 16. We are still finalizing the details with the producer. With as much PR as I have done, I never did a sit-down interview and had a 30-minute, on-air segment of just me. They want the girls to be involved as well in some of the film. Again, I think this is a great family experience and another reminder to them as to how badly they were wanted. Together, we defied the odds. :)

As most of you know, Hannah did her scene on NBC's Chicago Fire set last Friday night. It was such a fun experience. Pat had to work, so I brought my best friend Lisa. We were there from 8:30p-midnight. It's amazing how our TV shows are made. We were stunned! Plus, we got to see some firefighter actors in action! Too cool! When Hannah was radioed in she rose to the occasion and nailed it! hehe she cried, but not too much. It was perfect! The scene will be the episode of Thanksgiving week on Wednesday, November 27! I am happy we decided to move forward with this. I think Hannah will be tickled she had her moment in fame as a TV star at 2 months old!


  1. How exciting! I will be watching! ;)

  2. So cool!! Yay!! So it is safe to say we know a TV start then right? :)

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  5. That is wonderful. Thankfully, video will allow her to see it.