Saturday, January 30, 2010

Who's out there?

I'm very curious about all of you that read Charlie's blog. I know she has some "fans" and a few people who leave comments regularly. What about the rest of you? I'm a member at a few message boards and several times a month I get PMs from people saying they love our blog and read it all the time. Sometimes I'll mention something about Charlie in a post and someone will say, "You're Charlie's mom!? I'm a huge fan!". I'm usually not aware that these people are readers so it always makes my day to know that Charlie's story is reaching people besides my closest friends and family.

If you read, even if only occasionally, would you mind leaving a comment telling me who you are and how you found our blog? Pretty please? :-D I'd love to get to know some of the "regulars" around here.

58 comments:

Allison said...

I'm here. You know me, so I guess I don't need to repeat that. :)

Dawn said...

I Love reading and see pictures of Charlie. I'm Dawn (mamamonkmee from Diaper Swappers) I'm Eian's mom. Eian has Down syndrome, You've give me carseat advice for him.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shauna! It's Keri from car-seat.org. I think you know how I found you! :o)

Acuff said...

I "know" you from P2P...I love reading about Charlie's latest escapades and wish we heard more about Adrian's adventures...

Glad to see her having so much fun with life right now!!

I, too, check your blog daily...Hoping to see more smiles from your awesome kiddos!

Anonymous said...

I saw a post you made on ds. I cannot remember the post or thread, but I have been reading ever since.
I am a special ed teacher and reading from a parent's point of view is very important to me.
j

sarah said...

I'm Sarah...I found Charlie's blog from Ava's blog. My oldest (14) has an autism spectrum diagnosis, and we think he might be bi-polar too. My youngest (4) had a thigh fracture at 19 months old, and has verbal apraxia.

kozer1 said...

Hi :) I found your blog through P2P. My username there is kozer1. I've been reading for about 6 months. Charlie is such a cutie - I love reading updates :)

ady said...

Hi - you know us too (from HIE, right?) but I thought I'd leave a comment anyway! :) Oh my goodness, LOVE the pic of Charlie playing with the tube, how cool is that?!

Amy said...

hey! Amy W from c-s.org and FB. i've got this blog on my blog list on my blog and read it every time you update. i also try to remember to read A's ( i need to add his to my list also) b/c i love seeing what school stuff you're doing with him

MollyD said...

I found the blog through P2P. I really like reading about Charlie, and the figher that she is.

Anonymous said...

It's Miss Angie here and love her smile...I had to work so hard to get one:). Charlie is beautiful and you are the best Mommy!!! Your family has come a long way Baby! Hows the "nurse" please tell her hello & Adrian too:).

Lisa said...

I stumbled upon one of your posts at MDC and it was either when we were allowed to link to blogs in our signature or you posted your blog in your post, but I'm a sucker for blogs so I followed it on over :)

Jessica said...

I follow you everywhere. LOL! Ok, just here, cs.org, and FB. Love your family and so proud of you, Charlie, and Adrian.

Rebecca said...

Hi from BeckC from car-seat.org :)

Anonymous said...

ame0312 from car-seat.org!

Stephanie said...

I "know" you from car-seat.org and I'm TheNimpsGirl. I check your blog every so often when I see a post of your's. She's a beautiful girl and you're a wonderful mom.

Bridget said...

I do! I used to hang on c-s.org and found you there. I love seeing your projects and checking on how Charlie is doing.

Angie said...

You gave me some good advice on the special needs board at MDC and I found your blog through your signature. Your confidence in your mothering is such an inspiration to me. Charlie is such a doll and you guys are in my thoughts frequently.

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is Christine (mylilboyblue) from CS.org. I have been reading your blog for a long time and wanted to say how much I look forward to seeing pictures of Charlie and Adrian and hearing how everyone is doing. Big HUGS!

Christine

momtoS said...

Hi there,
I am momtoS on MDC...I think I ran across your blog when posting on the Special Needs threads....and I followed the link to your blog and was hooked on how cute Charlie was!!!

Kim and Asa said...

Hey I know I've seen you at p2p but I think I was reading the blog before that. I don't know how I originally linked here though!

I like the roll call idea!

You are amazingly creative with the crafts and sewing you do! Love it!

Michelle said...

I'm Michelle - I linked to your blog once from MDC ages ago and have kept following your blog. I hope that knowing that people are reading Charlie's story and hearing about the joys (as well as the sorrows) in her life is meaningful to you - but I also just like the cool crafts and car seat info :).

Anonymous said...

Hi Shauna! I'm Sarah (username shoes) from MDC.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shauna!
This is _Jessica_ from c-s.org, which is where I found your blog.

Anonymous said...

I read pretty often - I'm monzogary at c-s.org. I love seeing the pics of your kids and reading about what's going on with all of you.

M said...

I read pretty often! I think I originally linked to it from a post on MDC, but I'm also on c-s.org and DS.

Jessie said...

I'm Jessie, jb5416 off of the carseat board. I live in CA with my 4 kiddos, ages 15, 11, 7, and almost 3. I have been following Charlie's story since you started posting about her when she was just born. I go to your blog and look for updates at least 2-3 times a week.

Jodi said...

hello hun I am Odiej off of P2P

Anonymous said...

I was told about your blog from another parent on PTP. My son is 15 months and has many similarities to your beautiful daughter Charlie. He has an anoxic brain injury, cp, microcephaly, larygal and tracheal malacia, Gerd, obstructive apnea,seizures, G-tube and some signs of autonomic disorder. I notice you still have her rear facing in the car seat. I am trying to keep him rear facing as long as possible, however due to his high tone I am having a hard time with his legs. He already hates the car seat but this seems to be the saest way for him. He is 30 pounds (I know he's huge) and at last appointment they said he was 30'' although I don't think he was stretched enough.
I would appreciate any ideas you might have.
momoffiveplus@yahoo.com

Sherrie Bee Bop said...

memememe! I read it! Then again she is my gorgeous, adorable niece :)

ashley said...

hi! i found your blog through MDC. i'm a mama to a 6 month old edie. i love reading about charlie and following her progress. i'm a first year medical student so i'm especially interested in your thoughts/comments about charlie's medical issues, all of your ingenious ways to adapt equipment for her, and your opinions on docs and nurses (both good and bad :-) thank you for sharing your little girl's wonderful life with us.
~ashley

Kyamo said...

I followed the link that used to be in your sig at MDC.

whitney said...

I'm Whitney..been following your blog for awhile from your posts on MDC.
Your little gal has such a spark! It shows through with your stories and photos. And I love all the creative stuff you do.

You have a sweet little family (your little fella is such a cutie too!)
Thanks for sharing your life..I have a couple of dear friends with kiddos that have varied SN's and I've learned to be a better friend and a better listener thanks to your blog in part. It helps me see where I can be a good friend.

thank you!

wish you lived closer, that Charlie smile is just too too sweet!

Laura said...

I Miss U And Charlie...Your niece Laura. Hope 2 Come C U Sometime

Lisa said...

I check in once in awhile. When my son was a baby I started to "collect" brain injury blogs. I probably found you from the Yahoo HIE support group (?). Charlie is so beautiful :)

Liane said...

Hi! LeeLi from the cs.org. I've been reading since you started the blog and am always amazed :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shauna! I am Tina from the car-seat.org, I had asked about reclining car seats in the special needs section and you answered me :-) I am still getting the child we talked about.... should happen in about 6 weeks and I might get in touch with you then because this will be an all out new field for me.... tube feeding and all....

Anonymous said...

Hi Shauna...Diane (aka The Bjorns) from car-seat.org. I check up on you guys every couple of weeks to see how you and Charlie are doing.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I found your blog from Mothering awhile back and check here to see all the gorgeous Charlie pictures and also to see what cool crafty things you have made!

Julie

Anonymous said...

I read all the time. Your the most amazing mom!
Carrie I was on car-seat.org alot before.

Kat_momof3 said...

Well, you know me from car-seat.org.. and you know that already, I'm sure... but I'm Kat_Momof3 on there, too... lol.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I got here via MDC Special Needs forum. You have a lovely family!!

Anonymous said...

I'm Heather from car-seat.org I pretty sure you can guess how I got here lol

Amy said...

Hi Shauna, Amy here.....I always check in on Charlie to see how she is doing and you too :)

Super Ninja Mommy said...

I read, although not regularaly anymore because my computer time is very limited (5 kids.) I can't remember how I found your blog, but it's been over a eyar since I started reading. I have a daughter who is almost the same age as Charlie and I love seeing how they do a lot of the same things. Even though Charlie does it a little bit differently, in so many ways she's just a regular two year old.

Kathryn said...

I read often. :) I know you from MDC, mostly, and have since before Charlie was born, I think?

Anonymous said...

Hey Shauna! I'm mommy2redheads from c-s.org.

kaydonette said...

i'm Kayla. kaydonette from DS. i found you on there about a yr ago. i read your blog every so often to see how Charlie is doing

Kristen said...

Hey Shauna, I have followed your blog since I met you at Rehab Right. I used to work in the office. I love to hear about your life and Charlie's progress. You have a beautiful family and you are in inspiration! God bless, Kristen

mahre said...

Hello, I am a member of mothering.com
That is how I found you and Charlie! You are an inspiration. Thank you for the joy you share with us. I pray for Charlie and have even cried for you and Charlie when she is sick. Thank you for sharing.

Laura said...

Hi Shauna its Laura again. I made Charlie Site click on the link on my name. Create a Wetpaint and you can edit!

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Plaid Leopard/Rachel. We were in the same ddc on mdc. Charlie is so beautiful - like a ray of sunshine with her smile. Looks like she keeps you busy! Take care and stop by on the Sept 2007/toddler forum when you get a chance.

Anonymous said...

I love reading about little Charlie! It's LuvMy3monkeys from c-s.org :)

Anonymous said...

I'm an MDC mom from the SN board. I've followed your blog for months. I love seeing pictures of Charlie and reading updates.

BookGoddess

Pixels said...

Pixels from c-s.o :)

Genevieve said...

I "know" you from C-S.org (I'm Genevieve) and I got linked to your blog from there. I love seeing new pictures and updates of Charlie.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm Jessica..i use to post on cs.org regularly. :) I check your blog every few weeks to see updates on charlie.

GR said...

I'm a lurker on MDC - I've followed your blog for a while now - I am so impressed with Charlie. I can tell she gets her bravery from her mama! Peace to you.