When Stella gets really upset about anything at all, her immediate, go-to move is to tear off her adorable purple glasses with one hand (OUCH!) and throw them, with the force of every ounce of rage she's got. Though to be fair, in the rare minutes when they are off, she will sometimes ask for… Continue reading An inevitable dip in the roller-coaster ride
Night before last I slept like a baby. A newborn, actually. I was up until midnight, and wide-eyed from about 1:30 to 6 a.m. At which point I drifted into peaceful slumber for 90 minutes. I went to bed late after Stella went to bed late. I slept from midnight until 1:30 a.m. Then I… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is an earlier bedtime
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS? (I'm talking to my brain cells here--not you, dear readers!) Ahem. I mean, hey you smart little guys up in my head. I'm concerned about you! Are you feeling okay? Gosh, I wish there was something I could do to help you. Maybe I should eat more… Continue reading Insert screaming noise here.
Just a note to say that if you are interested in how our first two weeks of vision therapy have gone, you can get the details over at littlefoureyes.com. I just wrote a post about how we wound up doing vision therapy at such a young age (24 months old), and the benefits and challenges… Continue reading Our vision therapy experience so far… on littlefoureyes.com
Once in a while, Stella calls me "Amber." Deeply disturbing yet hilarious. Though, it totally sounds like she's imitating Cody. She'll be in the computer room yelling, "Amber! Amberrrr! I can't HEAR you! AMBER!?" Yep, sounds familiar. We finally programmed her obnoxiously chipper, stuffed pal Scout to say "Stella" and her favorite color (green), food… Continue reading Random Observations, because I’m trying to post more often
I should've been asleep an hour ago. Instead of taking care of myself, I spent a bunch of this Friday evening, when Cody and I are supposed to be relaxing and celebrating our wedding anniversary, scouring photos of Stella from the time before her patch, and shots from more recent times. You see, I read… Continue reading This isn’t healthy.
This is a rather tedious post. But I can't help it. Understanding Stella's visual issues involves a level detail that hurts my head. I have to give each individual brain cell a pep talk before attempting to absorb anything. Tomorrow, we will attend Stella's first session of vision therapy. I am nervous, excited and hopeful.… Continue reading Rough patch
Scares the living crap out of me: Fashion bras for four-year-olds. With defined cups. And no straps. (Video from Jessica Gottlieb.) Gives me such hope: Chelsea Baker, a 13-year old Little League 65-mph pitcher. With a freaking knuckle ball. And stylish GLASSES. P.S. According to ABC News' "Person of the Week" story, Chelsea's mom entered… Continue reading If you have a daughter, you’ll understand
Someone needs to say it: tube-fed children and their families are being neglected and often outright abused by a dehumanizing, misguided health "care" system. If you don't believe me, read on. Or at the very least, get a glimpse of a far superior alternative by viewing this tube weaning lecture delivered at Seattle Children's Hospital… Continue reading Taking a stand against tube-feeding crimes and negligence
I'm not even going to pretend to be positive right now. I'll get there. But not yet. Because I've just been asked to do the equivalent of putting mascara on a shark. For hours each day. Yesterday we found out that Stella is starting to favor her right eye--her left eye is just ever so… Continue reading Back into battle! I think I’ll call it “Operation Shark Patch.”