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Leftovers

I just finally stopped sweating from a sunset jog/walk around the lake, and now I can’t sleep. This is the problem with working out at night, is it generally gives me a second wind, but maybe I should embrace this so I can also do things like write on this blog or clean up the …

To 2016 – it’s been real…

A lot of people are pissed about 2016, with the election of Donald Trump as president and so many celebrities dying. While those things are a bummer, they didn’t really shape my year as none of those people have much impact on my life. But 2016 was a funky year for me. Not one of …

28 Days Later

Four weeks ago, we welcomed Layla into this world. It was painful, scary, wonderful, and she blessed us with her first breaths immediately. She still resides at Children’s Mercy Hospital where we spend our days with her. We’ve had so many ups and downs during her stay here – I wanted to document the experience …

Grip Strength

The days here at the hospital seem to follow a pretty consistent up and down roller coaster pattern, and today has been one of those days. It started out great, with an update from Layla’s nurse that she had made good progress eating from the bottle overnight with minimal puking. Poor girl is trying to learn to …

Coming to Terms

I’m going to come right out and say that some people that might read this post may not relate and some might even be put off by it. Some of the things I’m about to share are things that I’ve always felt I’m in the minority in how I feel and that many people (women …

Facts and Feelings

Tuesday we had our first of many appointments at Children’s Mercy Hospital after the initial referral to make Layla’s diagnosis. It was over 4 hours long. Needless to say we covered a lot of ground and got a lot of information. The main things we learned about our adventure ahead – Other than her heart …

My Girlfriend

She loves Mickey Mouse, but especially Goofy. I love how she cracks up at his clumsy attempts to remember how to say “Mousketools,” he can never get it right! And despite my best efforts to instill some Tomboy in her, she loves all things princess more and more every day. She comes home and changes …

Blur

I’m finally sitting down after a weekend of very little sitting. Actually, make that a whole couple weeks with very little down time. Lots has happened, and I haven’t documented any of it on any of my blogs, and I am okay with this. Rewinding, I suppose the oldest significant thing I remember from a …

Difficult Conversations

They are happening frequently with Skyler lately. She is so observant and curious and doesn’t miss a thing. In car rides to and from work/school, I turn on mindless music out of habit. The lyrics have no meaning to me – I don’t even know them or pay attention, I just hear a rhythm in …

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