While I’m not hugely superstitious, the fact that Cade’s follow-up appointment with orthopedics was scheduled on a “Friday the 13th” always felt a bit ominous. Since we were made privy to the fact that Cade is missing bones in his foot, Lyndon and I knew that the treatment plan and prognosis may be different than … Continue reading Will He Walk? – Our Little “CHAMP”
In hindsight, it may not have been the wisest decision to schedule Cade’s immunizations the day before his follow-up appointment with the pediatric plastic surgeon. Getting out the door for a morning appointment is hard enough on a normal day. Getting out the door with a crabby two-month old with a slight fever who is … Continue reading Dad Jokes, Future Fashion Dilemmas, and a Follow-Up Appointment with Plastics
Sunday, September 15 9:30 pm “This is the first night that we are going to sleep and I am not confident that we are going to make our due date.” This is what I said to Lyndon three and a half hours before my labour began. Call it mother’s intuition? Because there were no glaringly … Continue reading The Hand (and Foot) We’re Dealt – Our Birth Story and the Discovery of Cade’s Lucky Fins (Plural!)
♪ Breech, breech, baby… do do do do do do do do… ♫ Do you hear it?! Lately, I’ve had that (slightly altered) version of Vanilla Ice in my head more times than I would like to admit. I apologize if it now plagues you too. Four weeks ago, at our 32-week routine prenatal check-up, … Continue reading Part VII – Upside Down, Rightside Up, or Sideways?
“Ugggghhhhhhh… my hips hurt… my legs hurt… gaaahhhh I slept soooo bad last night.” That’s what Lyndon woke up to last Thursday morning. Lucky man. I moved my pillow mountain, rolled over dramatically (to ensure that he understood the seriousness of my plight) and grabbed my phone. A missed call and voicemail from a Saskatoon … Continue reading Part VI – Breech Babies and Finger Bones: An Introduction to the World of Plastic Surgery