Along with other negative feelings like fear, helplessness, and uncertainty; the feeling that Stella and I are both missing out has not left me since our first treatment approach in the Pavlik harness. Though back then, we were missing out on small things like cute outfits and "perfect" photo shoots. In the Rhino brace, we graduated … Continue reading DDH- Missing Out
I'm not here to say I am some sort of expert on parenting a babe with developmental hip dysplasia. HOWEVER, my daughter has gone almost as far as you can go in the depths of treatment for such a condition so- I'm pretty darn close. We've been through the Pavlik, the Rhino, the Spica, the ultrasounds, … Continue reading Pavlik Care- Carry On
I know many have been waiting on the edge of their seats to hear what happened next when Stella woke up from her surgery. Not sure if it's against blogging customs but I'll go ahead and tell you why the wait. I had nothing good to say. Up until just a few days ago, there … Continue reading The Good News
What do you do while your child is under general anesthesia having surgery? You blog about it. 4:00 a.m. the alarms went off. Not surprisingly, I was already awake. Though it didn't seem natural. It was still dark out, baby monitor was silent, and hubby was snoring. On a typical Saturday morning, we'd all be … Continue reading We Left. She Stayed.
I'm not sure about the rest of you moms out there, but does anyone else's feet hit the ground running the second you learn company is coming? Whether it's hubby's lax friendships that allow him to so casually say "Sure, come on over. We're not doing anything" or him just simply forgetting to tell me … Continue reading T-Minus 5 Minutes Before Vistor
Ok ok, I’ve got to come clean. I didn’t just start this blog to talk about handling home life as a mother. My daughter has hip dysplasia and I need to vent. I’ve heard many people say, “I thought only dogs could get hip dysplasia.” And while I’m infuriated by the fact that someone just … Continue reading Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips- DDH for short.
Hi there. I'm Emily and am new to this blogging thing so I'll start with a personal introduction. I consider my titles or 'hats', if you will, to be never ending- wife, daughter, sister, friend, crafter, admin, the list goes on. I recently took on my newest, most important title: Mother. I am a … Continue reading Her Name Is Stella