Walking!!!!

I have no clever title, because this is just amazing. Look! Advertisements

Baby steps. Literally.

For 18+ months I’ve been thinking about how I would feel at this moment. The moment that my son took his first step. It was tiny, and clumsy, and followed by a fall, but it was a step. And it happened three times. We were having a dance party, because Donovan loves to dance. Then…

Donovan: 18 Months.

Yes, this is a little late. That’s because Donovan’s six month birthday also happens to fall on our anniversary! So, while I had the entire week off, I was enjoying spending time with my family, and not so much the interwebs. Sorry, interwebs. So, here we go… 1. Still not walking, but getting a little…

Happy Birthday, Shunt!

One year ago today, Donovan was in the OR having his second brain surgery in one week. After one week in the PICU, he was discharged with everyone still uncertain as to whether or not his ETV (endoscopic third ventriculostomy) had worked. Less than 24 hours later, we were back in the ER. He couldn’t…

You have to fight.

Obligatory apology for not blogging: Sorry. I’ve been busy. Yada, yada. In general, I’m a pretty passive aggressive person. Mostly because I don’t like confrontation. Unless you are only “real” to me through my computer, I am sending an email and know I can blame any attitude on “the lack of tone in emails”, or…

Holy buried feelings, Batman.

There’s a new show on Discovery Health called NICU. As in, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As in, The Place You Don’t Want to Be. As in, this. I decided to watch this show, because, well…I don’t really know. Because it’s like a club. A secret society. Not one you really want to be a part…

Taco bites.

I am a fan of food that is cute. Also, food that is easy. Also, food that is yummy. Here’s something I put together for dinner the other night. I thought it was quite delicious, and would make an awesome party food, as there are no utensils required, and you can shove the whole thing…

Plinky: The best advice.

The best advice I’ve ever received is from my homeboy, JC. Also known as Jesus or The Messiah. In the book of Matthew, Jesus sat down with his disciples to school them in the ways of the Lord. One verse has always stayed with me… “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its…

Catching up on D: 17 months.

So, it’s been quite some time since I’ve given an update on Donovan or written anything related to Spina Bifida in general. FAIL. But, as mentioned last week, I am trying to get back to this as it was the original intent of this blog to help people walking through this journey right along with…

Plinky: Confusion.

Plinky’s Question: What part of life confuses you the most? Oh, goodness. Isn’t this a loaded question. I am easily confused by many things: the metabolic system, why people are rude for no reason, the method to peeling a plantain and how anyone can stomach the thought of eating cottage cheese. But what confuses me…

Hi there, pretty lady.

That girl to the left? That’s me, almost four years ago, at my rehearsal dinner. I thought I was fat. I thought I was fat. If only my 27 year old self could have shaken my 23 year old self and explained what the evils of birth control, the comfort of knowing someone has vowed…

Retouch.

So, when I was in high school I was pretty obsessed with photography. My school had Photo 1 through 4, and then you could go into independent study, which I did. We also had a photo club that took a trip to Germany. My sister and I were both members and spoiled, so off my…