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Surgery Again

Hello everyone!  Thanks so very much for hoping on here today and supporting what I do! Every time you read my blog, listen to my podcasts, interact with me on social media, you are supporting what I do and making it possible for me to continue doing this! Speaking of social media, I wanted to remind you guys that we are not only on Facebook, but also Instagram, Youtube, and Patreon! Search my name on any of those platforms and you will find me!  I wanted to let you all know today that Christian will be undergoing a small procedure this coming Friday. He is getting his 6th or 7th set of eartubes. His last two sets of the long lasting T tubes have only lasted him about a year. He seems to consistently get a bad ear infection, his ear will bleed from being so infected, and then the tube falls out. This seems to be a pattern for him!  You may remember that back in December, the day after Christmas actually, I brought Christian to the ER at the advice of the doctor at the local children
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First Week of Fostering

Hello everyone!! If you missed my latest podcast, be sure to check it out at laceybuchanan.com/podcasts . A new one will post next Monday that I am so excited about!  I'm also super excited to write this blogpost tonight about how fostering is going. I shared more details about it this week on my Patreon at patreon.com.laceybuchanan if you'd like to see more there! The last week was absolutely incredible and exhausting. I am so tired yall! lol! On Thursday last week we said "yes" to our very first every placement since we became certified to foster. So on the same week as time change, we doubled the amount of kids in our house! It was pure chaos and so beautiful!  We accepted two girls ages 11 and 13. We had not planned on taking children much older than our own boys, but we felt comfortable with this placement after asking questions and learning about the girls. They were also only going to be here a few days, as they just needed somewhere to stay for a few days bef

Censoring of Christian's Face on Facebook

Hey everyone!!! Thanks for jumping on to read my blog today! If you enjoy my content, I invite you to check out my Patreon, where I post extra, early, and exclusive content just for my Patreon followers! You can find me at https://www.patreon.com/LaceyBuchanan.   I wanted to talk about something that happened last week on my personal social media account, and which has been happening on Christian's facebook page for a while now, because it happened again last week on one of my many birthday posts for Christian. The week of my boys' birthdays, I post tons and tons of photos and make tons of posts about them, because I want to record memories for them to have. My dad took a lot (by standards of the 90s, but not by today's standards) of photos of me and my brother when we were little. We have several photo albums full of photos of our childhood and I love that we do. So, I like to take lots of photos of my boys and post funny things they have said, or just share things that

Waiting to Find Out If I Have Cancer

This is going to be a pretty personal post because it discusses some health issues I'm having. I want to document this part of our journey along with all the other ups and downs, though. Right around Thanksgiving last year, I noticed something wrong with my breast. I didn't panic, but I did immediately go to the doctor. I'm only 33, so I figured my chances of this being anything serious are not likely, right? However, one of my best friends was recently diagnoses with breast cancer and is undergoing treatments currently. She's only in her 40's and has a little girl Christian's age. So, watching her go through what she has got me thinking that I probably need to start being more aware and paying closer attention to my own body. I went to a walk-in clinic the next day because my doctor wasn't available until February. The walk-in clinic is thankfully located inside a clinic that has diagnostic images services and a host of specialist doctors. So, I was immed

Mom Guilt

So many of you know me because of Christian. This blog is about Christian. Christian has a Facebook following of over 300,000. Christian is recognized in public almost every single time we go out. Everyone who knows me via social media probably knows me only because of Christian. It's a wonderful thing to be able to share our journey with so many friends who support us and carry us along the way, who celebrate when we celebrate and mourn when we mourn. It's so encouraging to know that thousands of people are on their knees in prayer when Christian is under anesthesia in the operating room. I am the happiest person ever to be known only as "Christian's mom." :) I wanted to write about the juxtapose I have often found myself in, being pulled between wanting to do all the things and be all the things for my kids and not having enough time in the day to do them. So often my life has to revolve around Christian. It's a guilt that I'm guessing every special

Moving and Settling In

Well, it's been five weeks since we moved into our new home, and I have to say, moving was absolutely insane and I never want to do it ever again! lol! Chris and I moved most of the stuff by ourselves with his trailor and my van. In hindsight, that was not a smart idea. We had help on the weekend with the really heavy furniture, thankfully, because I could not have helped with the piano and couch. But overall, we made probably 20 trips each from one house to the other. But we have never moved before so we just didn't know how difficult it would be or how to make it easier. If there is ever a next time, we will definitely hire more help and some moving trucks. We were so exhausted when it was all over that we didn't have the energy to even get our mattresses set up in the floor for two days, so we stayed at my parent's house for a few nights. Not to mention, Christian had surgery to have 8 teeth pulled the week we moved AND Chris and I had such short notice on our move

Preparing for Battle - Surgery Number....12?

Here we are again. Preparing for another surgery. I feel like a bad parent because I honestly can't tell you exactly what surgery number this is. But to be honest, I've never been good at remembering insignificant details or things that don't really have to be remembered anyways. It's like my brain only has so much capacity to hold stuff, so the things that I don't have to remember just get pushed out. Only the really necessary stuff gets to stay. lol! So, I plan to go back and count exactly what number surgery this is, but for today, I'm just going to say that we are somewhere between surgery number 10 and 12, I think. The surgery will be December 3rd at our local children's hospital. Christian will be having eight baby teeth removed to make room for his adult teeth to come in. Some of his molars, specifically, a six year molar that we need to have erupted for his expanders, that should have come in by now still are not in because his baby teeth are not g