The Neurogeneticist

“Amazing!” “Fantastic!” “Lucky!” These were among the promising words the neurogeneticist said to us on Friday as he discussed Lola’s undiagnosed condition. I remember asking Rob on Thursday (the night before the appointment) if he felt worried about what we’d find out. And ever so calmly, he said he didn’t feel worried at all and he just thought this was something that just happened to Lola. Oddly enough, I too, didn’t feel as worried as my normal worrying self would have usually felt. I just kept telling myself as long as it’s not terminal and as long as it’s not a degenerative disease than I can handle just about anything. And thankfully…oh thankfully…the doctor said just that “I don’t think she has a life threatening illness or some...
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Just Excited

I have much to share, but getting my thoughts out in a blog post is proving to be challenging this frigid morning in Indianapolis. I generally love my two hours of mama time (as if you all don’t already know this), but today I feel immense pressure to get life organized therefore even sitting still is proving to be difficult. Nothing is bad…in fact, life seems to be heading in a direction that I wouldn’t have dreamed possible a year ago when we moved back from Costa Rica. It just feels as if there is so much to do, to get ready, to learn, to research, to explore and just so much life to live. Oh emotions…you seem to surface at the most random times. Yet surprisingly (and...
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Yeah for Mama Time!

Ahhhh, sweet bliss. Lola’s Social Group at Children’s Therapy Connection has started once again and that means my much needed Meredith time has resurfaced again. I’m sitting here at Starbucks, listening to the most calming classical music, browsing the Internet, catching up with emails and just enjoying this much enjoyed and much needed alone time. See that key word? Alone. I love my child and I love my husband, but I truly like having two hours a week to do whatever my heart desires. Well, I have to be honest. I’m trying to enjoy this time, but there are two incredibly loud moms sitting next to me who don’t seem to notice that their two year olds are disrupting the entire coffee shop nor can they hear how...
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A Very Merry Christmas

OK, OK…so Rob, Lola and I celebrated Christmas on Sunday, December 23rd due to my work schedule and our departure date. I felt guilty as we opened presents swearing to Rob that we mustn’t ever do this when Lola is of age to understand Christmas. I could picture her snarking at me “but you guys opened presents early the year of my second birthday” when I tell her we have to wait until Christmas Day to open our gifts. But for now, time restraints and busy schedules took precedence which meant my curious and giving soul was able to cheat modify the Christmas system a tad. I worked on Christmas Eve which used to not bother me, in fact, I would always be the first person to volunteer...
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A Quick Catch-Up

I’m neglecting this blog I know…forgive me. I have much to say, but virtually no time to say it. So here is an update on life with the girl. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving was perfect because it was low-key. We ate mucho, we laughed with friends and we simply relaxed. It was the definition of what Thanksgiving should be. No pressure to do anything except for bake the perfect apple pie. VIPS-Bloomington Holiday Party I was ecstatic to receive the invitation to the VIPS-Bloomington Holiday Party as I knew my mom would be in town from Costa Rica. I tell her almost daily about how much VIPS has changed our lives so I was looking forward to the opportunity for her to meet our VIPS family. So she, Lola and...
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