I can do hard things.

Today marks two years since Poppy got her cast off. As I looked back at photos this morning, it almost felt like watching someone else's life. I can't believe we did that. I have done plenty of hard things, but the "our baby is in a spica cast" season was particularly hard. Sleep deprived and … Continue reading I can do hard things.

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When Life Is Crappy

This week has been real crappy. And if I'm honest, the past 4 years have been crappy. Life is just so hard sometimes. A few weeks ago we discovered that Brian has an aneurysm in his carotid artery. It sounds like I'm making that up, but I'm not. It's like we were getting bored and created … Continue reading When Life Is Crappy

Baby Spica Cast Adventures {The End, sort of}

When I think back to 10+ weeks ago when our baby was in a Spica cast, I find myself thinking, "we did that?" It almost seems like it was someone else. What an ordeal. During those 3 and a half months I thought the end would never come, but it did and we survived. Everyone … Continue reading Baby Spica Cast Adventures {The End, sort of}

Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part three}

This whole "baby wearing a cast" thing requires a lot of trial and error no matter how much research I do. This week includes trying yet another sleeping position, introducing solid food a bit early in an attempt to avoid diaper blow outs and looking for a stroller that she'll fit into. But so far, we are surviving … Continue reading Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part three}

Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part poo}

It happened. The dreaded diaper blow-out in the spica cast. I have had multiple dreams about it and it was as bad-even worse- than I imagined. It got all over the inside of her cast and even came out one leg opening. I used 100 wipes, a few swear words, a rubber spatula from the … Continue reading Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part poo}