As most of you know by now, our little miracle baby, Bentley (not Joey ;)), was born last Saturday, August 22nd! We had just made a plan a few weeks prior to be induced on August 30, but of course little man had a plan on his own. Par for course for this pregnancy things didn’t go as smooth as we were hoping. After being in the hospital the previous weekend due to chemo side effects Continue reading
Well to say the last few weeks was eventful would be putting it pretty lightly. In fact, I feel like writing this is a monumental task just to fit the insanity into one post. We’ve had so many physical, mental, medical and bab Continue reading
Well I’ve been on quite the hiatus. If you hadn’t guessed by now, I have had a very, very rough couple of weeks (as did Lindsay) and I’ve struggled to find the ‘want to’ or the mindset to sit down and write but I almost felt compelled to write something today even if it’s brief.
Last round of chemo was super difficult on Lindsay both emotionally and mentally. She started feeling crappy earlier in the round and that kind of steamrolled into a rough mental stretch as well. As you’ve gathered by now, I’m sure, my mental state (and physical state in some ways) kind of ‘goes as she goes’, so to speak. I Continue reading
I feel like it has been forever since either one of us has updated you all and so much has happened in the last couple of weeks. Cody left off I believe on Tuesday of treatment week and unfortunately, the days to follow were some of the worst we’ve encountered yet. Cody mentioned having to go in for a blood transfusion on Wednesday after chemo finished up and that went pretty quick and didn’t take any longer than we expected. I will say that our experience at OSF here in town was MUCH better than either of our experiences over in Peoria 🙂 I had been feeling pr Continue reading
Well this post will be a bit different from last, that’s for sure. My goal was to get Lindsay to write a blog about the daycare but she told me that after getting as emotional as she did typing up the draft of the letter she sent home to notify f Continue reading
My original plan for this was to have Lindsay write a portion of this post but she is in bed and we can save that for next week, as this is all very fresh in her mind still.
Way back in the article where I talked about Lindsay saving me I neglected to mention a large part of the equation that saved me. Finding someone who ran an in-home daycare was something that didn’t really resonate Continue reading
Well I see you all like reading Lindsay’s blog posts more than mine, our site traffic almost triples when she posts, so I’ll just end this blog and let her take over. Ok…who am I kidding? You all know I must have my platform to get my sometimes long-winded thoughts out! 🙂 I’m only kidding, I know it’s great for you to hear from people on both sides of this battle! 🙂
Seriously though, I love when Lindsay Continue reading
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with everyone a little more in depth on how much of a rollercoaster ride this whole journey really is and has been so far. I’ve received so many compliments the last couple of months on how well I’ve handled this and how I’ve had such a positive additude throughout this journey. While I try to approach this all with positivity, that isn’t always the case. Those of you that Continue reading
We made a promise to not go back to OSF St. Francis except for our MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine) checkups with Dr. Leonardi and when we have Baby Joey. We just got home at 10:02pm after leaving our house at 8am this morning. Yeah….14 freakin hours, obviously we’re both extremely frust Continue reading
Well, another day down is probably the only real way to sum up today. It was a very long day at work for me and Lindsay went into treatment already tired so you can imagine how she felt afterwards.
I met Linds and Deb for lunch at the treatment center here in town and we enjoyed Moe’s together. There wasn’t as much laught Continue reading