A Quick Update

My oh my…where to begin? So much has happened during my absence…so many good things to share. In that short time, we have sold our beloved home in Butler-Tarkington, we bought a new house in the Irvington area (a really cool, urban, community-driven neighborhood), we moved (I’m so proud of my husband for moving us himself) and we have been enjoying each and every moment in making this new place our home. I will post pictures soon and will share all of the joys of this new place, but for now I wanted to tell you about the little girl that you all come back here to read about…our Lola. How is Lola? If just one word could describe her, it would be: awesome. Last night as Rob...
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Trying New “Methods”

It is interesting how life has a way of laying out a path for you especially when you are seeking a road less travelled. It was last June when I stumbled into the “Special Needs” section at Barnes & Noble…a store I rarely visit, but just happened to tag along into that particular day. I perused several titles and one title in particular stood out to me: Kids Beyond Limits– Breakthrough results for children with by autism, Aspberger’s, brain damage, ADHD, and undiagnosed developmental delay by Anat Baniel. I flipped through several pages and knew instantly it was a book worth purchasing. I loved that the focus of the Method was to work with a child’s abilities rather than sequestering them based on their dis-abilities. At that point...
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Gettin’ Messy

I should be posting about what a rock star my kid is and how she continues to amaze me every single day, but truth be told…I’ve got some serious house hunting to do. And besides…you all know how cool she is! Just a few pictures to share this week and I’ll be back soon with a post about Lola’s new “Method” therapist, Eli. Lola’s ability to feed herself has truly begun to take off in the last couple of weeks. Rob and I are learning that in order for Lola to learn how to feed herself different textures and with different tools (aka: spoons and forks) we have to be willing to let her get a bit messy from time to time. We’ve explored various finger food textures...
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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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