Well, we did it! Daniel and I have spent the last several weeks deciding whether or not fetal surgery was the right way to go for our family. There are a lot of considerations, and it is not right for every family. I briefly went over how we decided to do fetal surgery two posts back, but if you would like to know more about that, let me know!
Over the weekend, we had to stop back in at the hospital to do two rounds of steroid shots. The steroids are a precaution in case an emergency were to occur and Cedar (our daughter's name, by the way!) had to be delivered at 25 weeks. The steroids would give her lungs an extra boost, just in case. Not going to lie...those hurt. But we do what we have to do!
We checked into the hospital Monday night at about 8:30pm. I'll admit, I was really nervous. We had gone to see a movie the few hours before, and I could barely concentrate on what was going on! I started to get that nervous ball in my stomach that wasn't going away. …
One of the most overwhelming aspects of our daughter's spina bifida diagnosis has been the amount of people willing to do anything to help us. I mean, literally. Beautiful individuals have been calling, texting, showing up at my house, sending things in the mail, and just doing anything they can to help our family. At one of the lowest times in my life, I have never felt so blessed.
A good friend of mine, when she found out what was happening, showed up at my door with the cutest Kate Spade journal and Chip cookies (guys, life changing). On the cover, the journal says "PUT IN A GOOD WORD," and I immediately knew what I wanted to use it for--logging all of the tender mercies and blessings our family has received during this time, both big and small. Kind of like a gratitude journal.
I will be transferring a lot of what I have written in this journal to this blog. I plan on doing "tender mercy" posts here and there to update you on the positive things th…
Well, baby Cedar will be arriving in 36 hours, so what better way to celebrate than to show off her nursery that I have spent months planning for her!
If I'm being honest with myself, I think I worked so hard planning her nursery because it felt like giving her a "normal" room would somehow help me forget that her situation is not "normal." I just want her to feel like any other kid in any way that I can, and giving her a beautiful nursery was one way I could do that. Weird, I know.
Anyway, if you want to see a full video nursery tour, you can check it out HERE onYouTube. Sources for everything in the nursery are listed at the bottom of this post.
The wallpaper was the inspiration for the entire room. I knew as soon as I saw it on Etsy that it was meant for Cedar's room!
I know it's a little cheesy, but I wanted to incorporate a cedar tree print into her room, and this one just fit perfectly with the vibe I was going for! Her Etsy shop had an inspi…