Stella had her Spica cast removed! We always knew it would be removed- I mean it had to come off at some point but at times it felt as if the life we were living with the cast was our eternity. 2 months is a loooong long stretch in a once in a lifetime infancy period. … Continue reading A Post About A Photo
Nearing the end (hopefully), I can't stop thinking about all of the things that have helped and hurt us along the way on our hip journey. Foam wedge- helped. Bean bag chair- helped. Trying rice cereal for the first time days before surgery- hurt. Traveling anywhere- really hurt. The thing that helped me the most, … Continue reading A Community Helps
I've always daydreamed about blogging so am just loving all that in entails. Its such a satisfying means of expression for me. Before Stella and DDH, I yearned to blog about beauty rituals and style icons. Oh, how times have changed! I still love reading other blogger's product reviews for drug store foundations and the … Continue reading Product Review: CastCooler
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.
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.