Bless This Mess…But Also Bless This Rest

Yes, this is a photo of the center console in my van. I’m sure somewhere there is a “Blogging for Dummies” handbook that says, “don’t start a post with an ugly picture,” but it’s a good thing I’ve never been one to closely follow the rules. Typically I wouldn’t attach enough significance to the screenContinue reading “Bless This Mess…But Also Bless This Rest”

The Road to Diagnosis: Jump Into Genetics

Let me just tell you something. You never sit through a high school science class thinking that you’ll someday have a child who requires extensive genetic testing. If I had known, trust me, I would have paid a lot more attention. At this point in our journey I could tell you the most basic ofContinue reading “The Road to Diagnosis: Jump Into Genetics”

The Road to Diagnosis: Eyesight and Advocacy

The first time I advocated for Landry, it really didn’t feel like much. It wasn’t a defiant, hands-on-my-hips, dig-my-heels-in sort of moment that I sometimes mentally associate with advocacy. Although, I will say, I’ve had some of those moments since and Pete would tell you that I’m especially good at the hands-on-my-hips part, whether I’mContinue reading “The Road to Diagnosis: Eyesight and Advocacy”

The Road to Diagnosis Pt. 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, Landry’s four month check up was the day the ball started rolling with recognizing and figuring out her developmental concerns. I was thankful then and I am still thankful today that we had a doctor in our corner who trusted my gut instinct as Landry’s mom and mainContinue reading “The Road to Diagnosis Pt. 2”