Yes – Neurologists Really do Smile!

Just when I was starting to get into my groove on Wednesday’s, I have already had to change up my beloved schedule. While I normally work on Mondays, I took the day off so I could be at Lola’s neurologist appointment with Dr. Zimmer. I have finally come to terms that I am indeed the crazy mother who must attend every single neurologist appointment…they mean that much to me. And while I sincerely trust my husbands ability to tell me “word for word” what Dr. Zimmer said, I just know that my worried mind rests much easier when I hear the words myself. But come on…it’s not like it is just any appointment. It’s not to check out a diaper rash, it’s not a therapy session and it’s...
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Mama Time

Today I’m writing this post from my iPad as I sit quietly observing, relaxing and relishing in this alone time. We enrolled Lola in a Social Group that takes place at Children’s Therapy Connection (CTC) every Wednesday for two hours for twelve weeks. Children’s Therapy Connection is the therapy agency that employs the therapists that come into our home each month to help with Lola. While the group is supposed to be for children 24 months and older, they made the exception for Lola as sister needs some help in the social department. There are a few therapists at the facility that help with the eight or so children that are there. In each session they try to focus on one area of socialization in which this week’s...
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Just Be Honest

Blame it on the heat, but all I want to do these days is stay inside, put my jammies on early and snuggle with my little babe. You know you’re getting old when you are excited to have nothing to do on a Friday night except hang with your kid. Too bad it’s just after seven and my date for the evening is already asleep. Sadly…I’m probably not too far behind her! We’ve had a good week and Lola is amazing us each and every day. She had two fantastic reports from her therapists this week where both commented on how much her hand use has improved and how attentive she was during her sessions. The days of needing continuous input through practices such as bouncing have all...
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One Year

Day 20 – May 17th, 2011 “Lola has now figured out how to take her pacifier out of her mouth with her hands, but then she desperately wants someone to put it back in. You’ll learn soon enough, my love. Today has been good. Lola has not had a seizure since yesterday which is a hopeful sign. I broke down and called the doctor’s office and asked his secretary why he hadn’t responded to my emails (maybe because he has at least 100 from me alone…just kidding….uh not really.). Turns out the Internet has been down. He was supposed to call at 6:30 pm for a check-in…it’s now 7:30 pm and no call yet. I really need to work on this whole patience thing. It’s starting to get...
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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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