2018 in Review

I’ve been racking my brain trying to determine how to write this post. How to reflect on a year that has in all honesty, been incredibly hard on our family. How to really sort all of the bad from good and heartbreak from hope. I want to start the new year on a good note, which is hard to do when the end of this year has been particularly painful for us. So I’m gonna start with the not so great moments in the hopes that if I save the better moments for the end, those will be what...

Happy Halloween!

So we have had a crazy busy two weeks my friends! It’s been nonstop with various therapies and doctor appointments. I used to be someone who was so organized and on time, and now I never know what time we have anything #momlife lol. So I thought I’d pop in and update everyone on all of the craziness! Early Intervention Last week Madison had her yearly re-evaluation for her Early Intervention services. A developmental specialist came to meet with Maddie and tested her on various motor and social skills. In true Maddie form she slept through the session, so...

“It didn’t go as planned, & that’s okay.”

“My entire life can be described in one sentence: it didn’t go as planned, and that’s okay.” -Rachel Wolchin Welp, if you follow me on Instagram you know this week didn’t end up like we planned. On Day 2 of Intensive Therapy Madison started cutting a new tooth & things pretty much went downhill from there. She was up all night, cranky, crying, & unfortunately for her, teething pain and the distress she puts herself through also causes breakthrough seizures. She was not herself & NOT interested in therapy by any means. After her morning session on Tuesday we...

Alternative Therapy: The Anat Baniel Method

Today we start a week-long intensive therapy program for Madison! I’m so excited to see how she handle’s it and if it makes a difference in her body awareness. One of Madison’s biggest struggles from her brain injury is her brain’s ability to recognize and move her own body. We all know the brain controls everything, but it literally controls everything. Imagine not being able to move your arms or legs? For Madison, something this simple takes a lot of work. Her brain has to realize, what her legs are, where they are, what they do, how to move...