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All of Me

  In response to me complaining about having to go dairy free for Pascal, a friend of mine said something along the lines of “Our children will ask us to give up many things, it doesn’t stop at just a...

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From ISCU to Home

Sometimes they don’t give you much notice. We had about one day’s notice before Pascal came home. He took all his feedings by bottle, was in the open crib, was very healthy and so it was time. I went in...

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Pascal’s ISCU stay

During Pascal’s ISCU stay I kept a small journal most days, writing down the small feats he conquered or frustrations I had, or things I learned. I wrote about the first diaper of his I changed and how proud of...

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After Pascal’s Birth

Keeping with being a statistic (3-5 % of pregnant woman develop preeclamsia), two days after having Pascal, I was fortunate enough to be part of the 7% of women who get Endometritis…or an infected uterus. Granted, my chances were greatly...

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Pascal’s Birth Story III

Pascal’s Birth Story Part III WARNING: This post has a lot of personal medical based details that you may not want to read about…it’s about childbirth so prepare you mind accordingly if you want to continue reading. Also, the pictures...

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Pascal’s Birth Story Part II

Birth Story Part II My body was a ticking time bomb with no clock and I didn’t know it. I found the doctors lack of outword expression of concern helped me not worry about my condition, but the sheer rapidity...

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Pascal’s Birth Story Part 1

I tried to think of how detailed I wanted to be about my experience, and determined that for the sake of other women who could go through the same thing, and for my own personal need to remember everything that...

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My three months of “normal”

  The rest of the summer continued “normally”. As a pregnant horticulturist in the middle of a wicked hot summer, I found that my best friend was my camel bak backpack! I had that thing on at all times and...