Friday, September 7, 2012

Proud. Really. Darn. Proud!

As I type this, big 'ol happy tears well up in my eyes. Today goes up as one of my most proud, happiest parenting days, thus far with Eli! In fact, it's been so awesome I just couldn't stand to wait to share :)

As many of you know, I've never been much of a patient person... and when I am excited... Watch out! Hahaha!

What has me all excited, ready to run the streets of Norwood shouting out the crazy awesome happenings?? It's SO awesome you have to see it with your own eyes :)


I think it's safe to say, that I am the most proud Momma in the world tonight. I know some might find me crazy for being so excited over something so basic, but after watching Eli struggle the last ten months to meet milestones and fight through the pain of physical therapy, I can help but have my chest swell with pride over my little mans huge accomplishment! Right. On. Target!

Happy 10 month's munchkin man!  You are a true rock star and teach me everyday to never underestimate the power of prayer and just how much of a freaking fighter you really are!


  1. Aww yay! Congratulations Eli and parents!

  2. So glad to have found your blog! I just finished reading every single entry.

    I'm 3 weeks away from my due date and my baby boy has been diagnosed with bilateral clubfeet. I've been doing research on everything related to clubfeet and we have an initial consultation with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in 2 weeks.

    We've only told my husband's family about E's condition because they live in the same state , but I still haven't told my family because I feel like they'll ask me unnecesary questions, give me weird looks and make me feel more guilty than I already do{they live in Puerto Rico,so we don't see them very often}

    All of your posts and guest posts as well have given me hope in knowing that although the road ahead of us won't be easy it'll pass and we'll be able to see our son healthy and happy.

    Sometimes I feel like I'm alone in the process. I get all emotional about what's about to happen and my husband sees the whole process as just a few visits to the doctor and that's all there is to it. Then I add all that up with taking care of our 3 year old while my husband is at work all day and the anxiety just adds up.

    Sorry for the long rant!

    Wishing all the best for you, Eli and the rest of the family!

    1. Vermont Mom, thank you so much for your comment. I am sorry to hear that your baby will be born with clubfoot and that you feel like you are facing it alone. The truth is, you really are never alone :) As a Mom, all I wanted to do when I was pregnant was to fix the problem. I spent hours researching specialists, calling specialists, asking specialists of specialist their opinions of what the other specialists had told me... you get the picture :)My husband on the other hand was much more relaxed about the situation. He trusted that God would lead us to the right doctors (which He did), and that we would get through this with God's grace. Which we did. It's hard to imagine what life will be like once your baby arrives and then starts being casted. Our doctors kept telling us pre-birth that clubfoot was "no big deal" (I still get upset when they say that!) and for some babies maybe it is. Eli just really hated being treated :(. I will pray that your new little one takes to the treatment well and that you are covered in peace from this point forward. I think you will find like we did, that we love Eli so much more deeply because of what we have gone through with him. And for that we am grateful. Without clubfoot, we would have never been stretched to learn the true meaning of unconditional love :)