To give you the elevator speech - Jack started getting recurrent double ear infections earlier this year; about 4 doubles in a 5 month span. That meant tubes. So he had surgery and tubes put in April... they explained he had "glue like gunk" they had to suction out (#yum) - but the procedure was a success. He was doing great, finally sleeping well - and then 2 months after surgery I thought a blueberry was smashed in his ear... nope, he had an ear infection and the drainage was coming out. So much so that it busted one of his tubes out. Awesome!! We took him back for a checkup and hearing test and thankfully he only has very mild hearing loss on that side (still within normal ranges/standards that they look for) - and shouldn't need another tube put in UNLESS he starts getting more ear infections.
So, as you can imagine, that was a big part of our lives these last few months - and then we've also noticed a few other things that have taken our attention with Jack. He has a prominent metopic ridge on his forehead and we were referred to the Peds Neurosurgery Dept to meet with the Craniosynostosis Specialists last week, and thankfully Jack just had his metopic structure close a little prematurely but he does not show any other symptoms that would cause them to worry or need any intervention (surgery on his skull, specifically). SO SO Thankful that is the end result, and that no action needs to be taken.
(That's the cutest metopic ridge I ever did see)
That being said, I've really been wondering if I should keep blogging. And with the changes happening in the next few weeks - I've decided that I will. Just a hint, I may have some additional time on my hands - and I want to get back into blogging, sharing my life, sharing tips, tricks, recipes, support, you name it. I'll admit that blogging has felt like a "chore" the last year. Before Jack was here, I had tons of free time to blog, think of new content, collaborate with companies - but that was put on the back burner when Jack came. And i'm OK with that. I've BEEN OK with that. I've popped in and blogged when I've felt like I had things I wanted to say, or content I wanted to share. But now I feel that the surge of energy and passion I once had about blogging is about to be ignited.