Today was our last children’s appointment!! And by children’s, I mean the Children’s hospital. And by last, I mean of this year! We know that we have a lifetime of appointments. Isn’t he just adorable? It was such a quick appointment. It was right after lunch, no one was in the waiting room. We were [...]
(Or otherwise titled as “the longest title ever” On Thursday Arlo will have his second surgery for his cleft, this time it will be for his palate. Since this surgery will be much longer (both in surgery time, and recovery) I have been trying to plan activities to keep myself occupied in the hospital. Last [...]
While we were in the hospital I decided to write down what I was feeling at the time, so that I could remember it forever. Here is what I wrote. Jan 12, 2012 Today is Arlo’s surgery —–*–*——*——- We came into the city last night, stayed at a hotel instead of getting up at the [...]
We are home! We are recovering. Arlo is doing well, he is tired and cranky but healing well.
i have never been so stressed in my life. i feel like all i can do is cry. i feel myself snapping at Rich. i give the same speech each time i am asked the same questions. i have it memorized by heart. “his surgery is in january. it is three procedures. gum line, lip adhesion, and [...]
WE HAVE A SURGERY DATE!!! I am excited, and yet completely scared out of my mind. It’s one of those bittersweet things. I am so excited for this new stage in our life. I am excited for no more tape, no more nam, and no more “gummies” and “doughnuts” (the gummies are the bean shaped [...]
I feel like I get bombarded with questions everywhere we go. I always joke with Rich that we should make a list of frequently asked questions, and answer them. So that whenever we are out, we can just hand out a paper and be on our way. Just kidding. Kind of. It’s not that I don’t [...]
As a mother we try our best to show love and respect to other around us. We try to raise our children not to judge those that are different from us, those that aren’t considered “normal”. We do our best to show love and kindness to family, friends and even strangers, so that our children can [...]