my girls are currently all into anything french. they are working on learning french all on their own, always looking up new phrases they can use.
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I wasn’t going to write about this until we got an official diagnosis but it’s heavy on my mind at the moment. I think there’s a part of me that stays in denial for a while when facing new challenges. If I don’t talk about it then it’s not happening? A couple of months ago, Jude started having these weird episodes. The first time it happened, I instantly thought “seizure”. He was playing and all of a sudden he froze and his face started vibrating. The best I can describe it as is like a phone on vibrate mode was stuck inside his head. His face was all tensed-up. However, he didn’t collapse nor was he unresponsive. He stood there and did something very rare for him – he peed his pants. The thing is, he was conscious. A few seconds later, it stopped and he acted like his normal self. It happened a few more times and that’s when my anxiety kicked in. It’s always the same thing – an unnatural tension and vibration/shaking in his face. These episodes are always short and since Jude is always conscious during them, I convinced myself it was just a behavior. Last week, though, it finally happened when Willy was home. After seeing the episode himself, Willy had the same first thought: “that’s a seizure”. We tried to get Jude to do the behavior intentionally (to see if it was just a weird thing he was intentionally doing) but he can’t make those movements. No matter how hard we try to get him to reproduce them himself, he can’t. It‘s clearly out of his control and you can’t snap him out of it either. We saw Jude’s PCP this week but there’s no way to know what we’re exactly dealing with until we catch one of these episodes on an EEG. We’re seeing a neurologist next week and I’m hoping we get answers then. I’m scared. These episodes have been happening almost every day for the past week. Jude is a trooper. After he has one of these probable seizures, he’s the one who tells me “it’s ok mommy, it’s ok” while holding my face in his chubby little hands. He feels okay but he sees that I’m scared. It’s a totally unknown area for us. Apparently, epilepsy in children is common and seizures often stop when kids are older. Hoping for a quick and most importantly non-scary diagnosis
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5 minutes ago13
Just returned last night from an amazing vacation in the desert and are so stoked that our trip was perfectly blanketed the day before we left and our first day back with our first and second snow storms of the season. Lily couldn't be happier. This little lady loVes playing in the snow! And she especially loves flopping down on her belly and eating it. Her silly new catch phrase is, "mmMm .. Taste like dinner!" Ha ha ha .
Checked off a few more #LOVEva signs today! ✔️❤️
Lynchburg College | Bedford Welcome Center | Smith Mountain Lake | Rocky Mount [ignore our cut off faces for the last photo - selfies are hard 🤪]
6 minutes ago13
So beyond impressed with @heyabiq at @photonative who speaks her mind and encouraged all of us to know our own voice. And share it. In honor of her and her ability to do that, and the #womensmarch , the future is female. And very much needing you, Lina. Curious how you, my friends, speak your truth best?
This photo is by my uber talented photography sister @lemonpeelphoto.
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One of my favorite newborn sessions! White everything - such a dream!
6 minutes ago12
On Wednesday it was 9* outside! Today it got up to 70*, so we booked it to the zoo to enjoy that sunshine! 🌞
6 minutes ago11
Parenthood sometimes means letting go... especially when it comes to jumping in huge muddy puddles 😳😳🤷♀️😝
Even though it feels weird because it’s cold and snowy, I’m working on finalizing Spring pieces right now. This print was a HUGE fave last year ... what do you think, should I bring it back? #stellabeedesigns