The Zoo

On Wednesday, Rob, Lola and I headed downtown to the Indianapolis Zoo. It was cloudy and a bit chilly, but I was ecstatic to go as I love zoos. Lola’s reaction was as I would have guessed…unfazed. As much as her vision is getting better, distance is still difficult making the animals hard for her to see. Yet we enjoyed spending the day together as a family. As an added bonus, you receive a free admission to the White River State Park Gardens when you purchase Zoo tickets. I have to say while I loved the Zoo, the Gardens were stunningly beautiful....
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My Favorite First

While I am always exceptionally proud and happy for Lola and all of the firsts she accomplishes, I am selfishly thrilled with her first from yesterday. As I’ve mentioned before, Lola is not one to show much emotion when I leave for work nor does she when I get home. For the longest time, we attributed this to her lack of vision and who knows…maybe she’s just not that into me! But lately her vision has been improving and she seems to notice more within her surroundings. So yesterday when I got home from work, I walked into her bedroom where she and her father were playing, I said “Hi Lola” and within seconds she spotted me and made a b-line straight for me. As she got to...
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Blogging

My lack of posts only mean one thing…I am back to work. My mother reminded me that I have a lot of people following the blog now and while I am honored and thrilled to have such a following, I also feel the pressure of “staying on top of it”. I loved staying home with Rob and Lola while I was on medical leave because it allowed me to not only hang with my family, but it also allowed me to dab into more writing. We started this blog (back then LiveLoveTravelSouls) in Costa Rica as a way to stay connected with our family and friends. I actually never wrote for it because I felt my writing was inferior to my husbands witty charm. But then came a...
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Another MRI and Another Visit

On Wednesday we received a phone call from Lola’s new neurologist, Dr. Jennifer Zimmer. She personally called herself to tell us the MRI CD from Costa Rica was simply too hard for the radiologists to read. This means Lola will indeed have to have another MRI as Dr. Zimmer doesn’t want to give Lola an official diagnosis without it. While we had hoped the MRI was readable as another MRI means Lola will be going under general anesthesia, it will be good to have images from a much more advanced MRI machine. But what I found simply astonishing was that Dr. Zimmer called herself to relay this news to us. I am so glad we sought out another neurologist as Dr. Zimmer is exactly who we were looking...
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