Recovering from sinus surgery has not been enjoyable to say the least. I got home the Friday before Labor Day from surgery and was pretty out of it for the rest of the weekend. I bled quite a bit and until they took the splints out, pretty much couldn’t breathe out of my nose. Not fun.
During my recovery weekend, Luke was pretty much sole caregiver for Lila. He Read More
Tomorrow I am getting sinus surgery. For as long as I can remember I haven’t been able to breathe out of my nose, so I finally decided to do something about that. I went to an ENT and sure enough I have hardly any open nasal passageway due to a deviated septum and bone cyst.
The squiggly on the right is my septum and the blob on the left is the bone cyst.
When I first had Lila, I felt pressure to be actively engaged with her when she was awake. I’d talk to her. Sing to her. Move her body. But it all felt forced and unnatural. And it was exhausting us both.
A few months in I was researching parenting styles and came across RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers). I read up a bit and instantly really liked the approach. I’ll write about it more another time, but basically the jist is respecting your baby as a whole person who is capable on their own.
One of the main elements of RIE is to provide your baby with opportunities to play independently without much interference or Read More
There’s only one word to describe the past week …. rough.
It started on last Friday night. Lila woke up at 2 am crying, which she never does. I got her out of bed and gave her some milk. She calmed down and went back to sleep. But not even 30 minutes later she was crying again for me.
The crying continued the rest of the night and none of us got much sleep. The rest of the weekend, she continued to be fussy, lethargic and flatout miserable. I felt awful for her, but thought it was just teething as she was drooling and her cheeks were red.
On Monday Luke flew out to Mexico for a week, so I decided that instead of Read More