It’s almost been a month since Goldy first heard and it’s all thanks to my friends, family, and these generous and kind businesses and professionals. When I thought about putting together an auction I quickly reached out to all of my favorites and in just ONE week all of these items and services had been generously donated!
You know those people that you know are going to change the world? Carly Waters is one of them! She is an 8 year old girl who’s in the 3rd grade in Schoharie, New York. Carly has two little sisters who recently got hearing aids due to moderate to severe hearing loss. While her family was going through this new part of their lives she learned some families can’t afford to buy hearing aids for their children and so she decided she wanted to do something to help.
Ask any mother and she will tell you there has been at least one moment in time she would’ve given absolutely anything for an extra hand. Not literally, although I have had mom dreams of being go go gadget. With this I’m talking more so, someone to just hold and rock the baby to sleep while mama works, showers, cooks, responds to emails, eats, creates, exercises, cleans or whatever else her heart desires.
Friday I sat in the lobby of my OBGYN anxiously waiting for my prescriptions to be filled, and wondered why mental health was talked about so much less than physical health. They were taking quite awhile so I started getting deep into thought and came to the conclusion that without mental health a physical body is useless.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I couldn’t agree more. I find myself trying to take pictures of my little family on a daily basis, as if the pictures will actually keep them this small and cute forever. One could dream, right? At least if I can’t keep Goldy’s tiny little delicious baby toes, and Rewsey’s cute little curls forever I will still have these photos.
On July 5th I found out our Goldy girl was basically entirely deaf and without the help of hearing aids she would have never been able to hear. Since then we have spent every day fundraising to Help Goldy Hear.
Goldy is two weeks old today! The past two weeks have been filled with lots of love, laughter, tears and daily trips to Primary Children’s Hospital or to our pediatrician’s office… When it comes to not knowing the conditions of your sweet innocent little babe, 14 days can seem like an eternity. Especially when people are asking questions that you do not know the answers to.
Tuesday, July 10th was a day I had on my mind since I heard her heart mur mur for the first time when she was just 12 days old. All I wanted to hear was that they would be able to fix it! After a month full of doctors visits, ER visits, and endless sleepless nights I was so ready to get it all figured out and over with. I woke up, threw on a dress, fed Rew and headed out the door to our 10AM appointment up at the childrens hospital.
This photo was taken two days postpartum, now it’s been a week, and let me tell you that first week with 1 child is like an obstacle course with water beneath it, you fall in you just keep swimming, with a second child it’s like an obstacle course with a fire breathing dragon and lava below it. You fall in and you’re dead. Totally kidding, but between the hormones and little bits of sleep it can feel like that way at times.
Our Goldy Girl is almost one month today. This past month has been an emotional roller coaster full of ups and downs. On June 9th we were blessed with the sweetest little babe after a healthy full term pregnancy. We were so excited to finally have and hold her.
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