Hey guys. This has been a long time coming.
Winner of the Father's Day Little Treetops shop credit is number 12, MamaMunky!
And the winner of the Blogiversary pouch and stuffed envelope of scraps is number 28, Audrey!
Congrats ladies! Sorry about no Random.org screen shot. I can't remember how to do it and the hubs is asleep... You'll just have to trust me. :)
Now on to the personal stuff.
I've been tormenting myself with whether or not I should share this next bit with the world. I'm not really sure why I'm having such a difficult time with it, maybe because it involves my baby and I'm scared.
Clara has high hormones. The kind that come from ovaries. The kind that should only be present in pubescent teens. We've been to a few doctor visits, a few blood draws. I vowed not to Google her symptoms so I didn't psych myself out prematurely, but when the pediatrician called after having spoken to the specialist, she mentioned some things that more than psyched me out. I freaked, internally, of course. I have to be strong until I know for sure, but the words she said still ring in my ears every time I hear her laugh, every time I hear her cry, every time I sit down to watch some meaningless TV show and she crawls over to me with those big, brown eyes, pleading with me to play with her: "brain tumor".
The pediatrician told me the specialist sounded hopeful but that we need to have more tests run before they can give me a definitive answer. I'm praying this is just a fluke that will sort itself out in the end, but I have to be prepared for the worst. We have an appointment to have a bone age scan done next week. We should know more after the results of that test come in.
As of right now, we do not know what Clara's diagnosis is or whether or not she has a brain tumor. All I know is that my baby has something wrong with her and I am taking as much time to spend with her as possible. I have so much to tell you all. So much to show you, I just haven't taken the time to blog it. I'm sure you understand.
So please, think about my little Maze often. Send her your prayers and happy thoughts. I'll keep you all posted on the medical front.