“you have to be your own doctor.” i distinctly remember my mom telling me this. i was in college and my grandparents had been in the hospital (separate occasions). i remember all the things she said about them missing medications, doctors and nurses not reading notes or the charts thoroughly. i remember her saying she (and my aunt) had to tell THEM what was going … Continue reading my first dive in to the deep end of the advocating pool
brady bug is officially FOUR months old. i can’t get over how fast time is going. i need it to slow down for a minute for my heart to catch up. brady is a lean (not really), mean (definitely not), growing machine (this is accurate!). officially twelve and half pounds and thriving! he has been even more alert, smiling and even laughing a little. we … Continue reading four month update
hooray! today is the day our little brady bug turns THREE months old. how? i’m not really sure, but time is moving both at warp-speed and slow (hello long days). it has been a big month for brady and i am excited to share with you all where we are at! new this month in terms of milestones – brady is SMILING! i pretty much … Continue reading three month update
today is officially world Down syndrome day! to celebrate our first official world Down syndrome day, we are rocking our john’s crazy socks and “nothing down about it” apparel for Brady. in an effort to continue to educate and bring awareness to Down syndrome (and Brady), i thought i would make today’s post just that, educational. to start, here is a small list of Down … Continue reading world down syndrome day
y’all. brady is already TWO months old! that is so wild to me. it feels like yesterday we were coming home from the hospital. i know time flies, but man is it flying by faster this go around. i wanted to share a quick update on where we are with our little brady bug. sleep now that we are doing well in the weight gain … Continue reading 2 month update
i intended to write this post for Brady’s one month, but here we are two weeks later and our little bug is 6 weeks old and NINE pounds! whoop, whoop! it’s crazy to think Landon was only few ounces smaller than this when he was born…woah. i’ll kick off this post with all things medical for Brady. i have been getting a lot of questions … Continue reading a difference i wasn’t expecting
happy three weeks, brady! it’s been a whole three weeks with our littlest dude and, boy, has it been a whirlwind. things started off great with a breezy delivery, no NICU stay, and a discharge 48 hours after brady’s birth. what we didn’t anticipate was a two night stay at CHOA after only being home for 24 hours. short story is: brady turned blueish around … Continue reading three weeks.
it’s hard to believe my last post was at 37 weeks. i planned to write one before Brady was born, but took some time off with Christmas. then, all on his own, Brady decided to enter our world at 38 weeks 4 days. here is how that day went. sunday, december 30 : my in-laws had just come in town the day before and we … Continue reading brady’s birth story
37 weeks officially. 37 weeks we have been praying over this baby. 37 weeks of envisioning Landon as a big brother. 37 weeks of worry. we are just 10 days away from little bug’s eviction date (January 3). one more BPP and NST separate us from this little guy’s entry. ready or not, this baby is coming! it feels a bit like the first time, … Continue reading 37 weeks
i don’t want this to be a long winded post, but it just might. there has been a lot going on over here as we are in final preparations for this baby (and the holidays) and things are starting to get real. real, real. so far, little bug has passed 3 BPPs and 2 NSTs. i go friday for my NST this week – i … Continue reading getting real.