This photo deserves recognition. The dark circles under my eyes, the bare face, and the still wet hair from the … Continue Reading She Won’t Always Be This Little
It’s now three weeks post op, and Phoenix Iris is a different little girl. She’s sleeping through the night, waking … Continue Reading Phoenix: 3 Weeks Post-op
We are 13 days post op and we seem to have FINALLY turned the corner in recovery. It was a … Continue Reading Phoenix: 2 Weeks Post-op
Well, she did it! If you were following my Instagram stories the past few days, you saw that Phoenix had … Continue Reading Phoenix: Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy for Severe Apnea
Phoenix had her sleep study two weeks ago. Justin took her since she tends to do better with settling down … Continue Reading Phoenix: Finally, a Diagnosis!
Today, she is 2. This little fire breather who came thundering into our lives unplanned, when we were unready and … Continue Reading Two
Since she was an infant, Phoenix has been what we thought was a “terrible sleeper”. Constant wakings that always involved … Continue Reading Phoenix: Are her seizures tied to a sleep disorder?
Today, school was cancelled for the remainder of year here in Washington. While we all assumed this announcement was impending, it was still quite a blow to any of us with children eager to return to their constant. Rowan doesn’t … Continue Reading School’s Out For…?
Breast feeding was a challenge from the get go for us. It always ended up the same…me in pain, Valorie frustrated, and still hungry. I would pump, but I was never able to get more than a measly 1-2 ounces … Continue Reading Fed is Best
Our girl had another episode of seizure activity Saturday night, this time not as long or severe thankfully. Her neuro appointment is scheduled for the 12th of March, and eeg for the 26th. I’m so grateful they were able to … Continue Reading Phoenix: Another Seizure
I want to be honest and upfront about something so many don’t talk about- postpartum depression and delayed bonding with … Continue Reading Mama, I’ve Been There
Last night at around 10:30pm I heard the sound of Phoenix gagging, then crying out on the monitor to her … Continue Reading Phoenix: Grand Mal Seizure
Another thing I’ve struggled with lately is the acknowledgment that Valorie is my last baby. I don’t know if it’s … Continue Reading The Last Baby
We are exhausted over here adjusting to life with three babes, two who are under two. It has been a … Continue Reading Postpartum
Yesterday was one week since our PICU admittance with Vallie. I haven’t posted since we were discharged, because if I’m being completely honest, I’ve needed some emotional recovery. Recognizing how close we’d been to losing her, to losing another child, … Continue Reading Still Here
Christmas came early for us. The respiratory therapist and our doctor just came in to check our girl again. Somebody … Continue Reading Home Sweet Home