Ok, so it isn’t the same day. You probably expected that at this point. But hey, at least its only been about a week since my last update! Before we get on to the photos, I just wanted to let y’all know that the fundraiser is back under way, we have sold 3 more shirts … More Photo Dump!
It doesn’t seem possible that so much time has gone by since my last update. For many, 2020 seemed to be the year that lasted forever. If I’m being honest however, our year flew by. Not a bad thing! Let me see if I can manage to sum up the highlights. Read on for our … More Fast-Forwarding 2020
We hope you all had a lovely holiday. We determined that Ivy is maybe not the biggest fan of Christmas- I think the day is just a bit of a sensory overload for her, so we try to keep it quiet and let big sis do the present opening! As we ease our way into … More Happy New Year and Bead Reminder
Ok so while we were preparing for Ivy’s surgery, I desperately needed a distraction. I was thinking about how much Ivy loves beads, and about how exciting her next birthday (the big FIVE!!) will be. I knew we should have a bead-themed party, and we will! But I also had another idea… I would absolutely … More Ivy’s Beads
We did it! We came home yesterday! Dr. Brand came by in the morning to check in, and he said as far as ENT was concerned, she was good to go. Rounds didn’t happen until about 11:30 am, by which time Ivy had tolerated a meal perfectly and was acting exactly like herself, and also … More Post-Surgery Update #2
In true rockstar fashion, Ivy aced her surgery! We are so thankful. After a somewhat lengthier than expected start to her surgery once we sent her back (judging by the number of pokes on the backs of her hands and the IVs in BOTH her feet they were having a little trouble finding a good … More Post-Surgery Update
We did it- we managed to keep Ivy healthy for her surgery. No small task when it seems like illness is everywhere, but we did our best to keep her isolated. We are to be at the hospital at 7:30 am tomorrow, and her surgery is expected to begin around 9:30 am. As I am … More Ivy Update Surgery Eve
Happy Summer, Ivy fans! I can’t believe it’s been almost half a year since my last update. Our lives somehow just keep getting busier… For the most part, this has really been Ivy’s year to shine! We hear consistent comments on much she has grown and advanced in the last 6 months. All that weight … More Look, it’s an Ivy Update!
I was reminded by my mother last night that it had been a while since I updated and that there are people who were concerned, and I truly apologize. I thought I had done an update in January, but apparently I only ever thought about it. The holidays were busy and additionally, I had an … More 4(!!!!) and other updates
Oh gosh, where to start? It’s been almost 2 months since Ivy has been at her baseline, health-wise. After that 180-degree turn toward the end of Sept, we were unable to wean her back to her nasal bipap mask. She remained on her full face and on a good night, we only needed to bleed … More Ivy Update