Monday, February 28, 2011

Great news day!

In previous post I was talking about my mom starting dialysis would have been the day she had her Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. A mouthful! We had her at the hospital bright and early for the procedure, but after she was in the back and had more labs/blood-work, etc... done, her doctors were able to determine that her kidney functions had stabilized and were doing good.  NO need for the procedure now!  God is AWESOME, no one can tell this family otherwise!  Prayer works!!!

My mom was trying not to worry and stay in good spirits about everything and we were determined to help her, even though I personally was a little worried, but never deterred from PRAYING for my mom's strength!  We will continue to be a praying family, God is too good for us not to praise Him for his boundless graces!

More to come...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Life: Today was a good day at therapy...

My Life: Today was a good day at therapy...: "My little princess had the opportunity to pet and get acquainted with therapy dogs today! She was so relaxed and alert during her session t..."

Today was a good day at therapy...

My little princess had the opportunity to pet and get acquainted with therapy dogs today! She was so relaxed and alert during her session today. She had great head control and was actually looking from side to side at the dogs, she opened her hands on Que and the tone she usually has in her arms was not present today! I think she was telling mom "Its time to get me a therapy/service dog".
I have to do some research on them, and see what kind of dog would be a better companion for her! Mommy's gonna work on that too!!

More to come...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Princess update:

We had a late start to our day because she was up at 2 a.m. And did not go back soundly until after 5. Last night before going to bed myself, I was watching her sleep and for about a minute or so she kept jerking her head slightly and making a little sound! I knew just from experience she was having a mild seizure. And, once she woke up, I kept noticing her drool was way thicker than usual and she seems a little tired. As of now...she's happy and alert! So glad she has NOT been having seizures on a regular, none lasting anytime, but her doctor's have said she has mild activity in her sleep, this is the first I've been able to notice while asleep. She has a neurological appointment coming up soon!
We are still pressing forward, with grace!!

More to come...

Just realized...its only been 7 weeks since my last perm and 1 since I decided that was it! On my transitional journey! I'm proud of me and excited about it!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Inspiration during my transition!

I just received this very inspirational email from "Transitioning from relaxed to natural", I know it maybe customary, but its inspiring me!! My beautiful natural daughter is my big inspiration for beautiful natural/healthy hair, but this gave a little more encouragement.

"When transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, you might get stuck, you might start to feel frustrated, you might want to quit and go back to straighteners.

When it gets challenging it is important to have reminders of why you are doing this to keep you motivated and focused.

Write down your wish or desire and put it up in your bathroom. “I want my beautiful, healthy, natural hair.” Think about or write down why you want to give up on relaxers.

For me it was that the chemicals were killing my scalp and I got one bad burn that was the last straw. I simply didn’t want to do it anymore, but when the transitioning gets a little tough, I think about my goals and it helps me to keep going. If you start thinking you might want to relax your hair again, watch the movie Good Hair. In particular the scene where he shows what happens to a piece of meat when the straightener is applied to it. Yuck!

Just a little food for thought for the day.

Happy Transitioning!


We'd love to hear from you. Please visit the site and share stories of your progress."

I am already enjoying the journey and I'm soaking up the information I'm finding online and getting! Glad to be a natural healthy hair journey with my daughter and my sister!

More to come...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I'm on my journey...

Okay, Saturday was my first wash...steps on this transition to my natural hair! I'm so excited about the process and the change! I'm still researching and reading product reviews, watching Youtube videos and reading blogs on the transition to natural. This is gonna be joyous! I'm transitioning and my little princess is my inspiration on so many levels!

More to come...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Doing it!

Yesterday, Feb. 14, 2011....I finally decided to take the steps to GOING NATURAL!! My permed hair is down below my shoulders...I realized that I can't make sure my daughter stays natural and mommy is NOT! I know this is going to be a journey! I ready, willing and excited about the ride!

Now to break the news to my hairstylist of over 7 years! Oh well!! I'm doing what's good for me and my daughter! Gonna save big on the haircare now!!

More to come...

Saturday, February 5, 2011