Two weeks ago I told you about the changes we made in our own eating habits that lead to some big changes for James. We officially have six days left of our Whole30 challenge, but we’re taking it through the end of next week. We’re all feeling better, have more energy, and experiencing weight loss … Continue reading
Author Archives: Alison
Food, It’s What’s For Dinner, and It’s (Going To Be) Real
Some of you already know that my mom, my husband, and I began a Whole30 challenge just over a week ago. Our goal is to kick some of our bad eating habits and get healthier in the process. We’re going strong on Day 11. I wouldn’t say it’s been easy, but it hasn’t been nearly as difficult as I imagined. … Continue reading
Dear Seizure Meds, What Have You Done With My Sweet Child?
I adore my little guy and love him more than anything. He is the reason behind every single thing I do. I love exactly who he is and am so proud of everything he has accomplished. But some days with James are particularly hard, like yesterday. James has been challenging from the beginning, really since pregnancy. He makes us … Continue reading
A Day to be Thankful
Happy Coming Home Day James! Four years ago today we brought our sweet little baby boy home from the NICU. I cried, a lot. Wasn’t prepared for the crazy, conflicting emotions bringing our munchkin home would cause. It snowed, quite a bit considering we lived in Dallas. My mom drove through downtown by herself, in the snow. … Continue reading
We are very grateful that we’ve been able to create some beautiful Christmas memories with James. Each Christmas has been the ‘Best Christmas Ever’ at the time. Here are a few of our favorites. James was still in the NICU for his first Christmas. ‘Best Christmas Ever’ because, against enormous odds, he was here! Made even more special because I fed him … Continue reading
Christmas Magic and TSO
James learned a new phrase over the past few weeks. “More Christmas please.” It is SUPER cute when he says it! Melts my heart and pretty much gets him whatever he wants. Believe me, if your child has a speech delay and they come up with a phrase like that, they get Pete the Cat Saves Christmas read for the eighth … Continue reading
Soccer Mom, Ok, But No Minivan!
At least not yet… I am so happy and excited right now I could burst. We’ve been looking for activities to get James involved with in our community. Hoping to find something that’s fun for him, and something that works on developmental goals and social skills. It’s proven to be a little more difficult than it should be, but I think … Continue reading
Was James Really 22 Weeks 6 Days?
A friend of mine would pose that question whenever we had discussions about preemies and gestational age. She didn’t say it quite that bluntly, but did clearly state that James could have been 23 weeks and 3 or 4 days when he was born. In fact, she thinks it is likely he was 23 weeks and some number of … Continue reading
A Quick Update From Neurology
We finally saw James’ new neurologist. Not impressed with the ability of his former doctors to make a referral, but like Pete would say, “It’s all good.” James has had several seizures since our move. This has followed the same pattern we’ve seen since he began having seizures back in April. At first his medication works, seizures stop, all … Continue reading
Know Someone With a Baby in the NICU? Seven Little Ways to Help
The wonder of a child is priceless, especially this time of year. I enjoy watching James’ reaction to the beautiful lights that decorate our neighborhood. He gets so excited just looking out the window at our neighbors’ colorful display. I can’t wait to see what he thinks of the Christmas tree, and then see his reaction Christmas morning. Fingers … Continue reading