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Cinnamon

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. My day is full of (overflowing really) opportunities to decide what type of attitude I’m going to have in the face of something Pascal has done. Frequently I choose the wrong...

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His eyes twinkle

His eyes twinkle….. When he giggles, when he belly laughs with eyes wide open, little tummy convulsing in joy. when he looks up at something he can’t reach but wants to real bad. when he sees my little baby hairs...

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Focusing my Prayers

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the number of things I could be praying for/about that it renders me apprehensive to even try. Or if I do try it’s more of a “blanket” prayer for lots of things. I have certainly tried...

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If you give a mouse a cookie syndrome…

We all have it in varying degrees and over a whole variety of material/non material things…you know, the “if you give a mouse a cookie syndrome”. See in this favorite children’s book of mine, this mouse gets a cookie…well then,...

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Books are Worthy of Moving

As always, when one is packing up all their belongings to move, it’s difficult not to assess the sheer volume of things one has, and why exactly they are treasured enough to hold on to from one move to the...

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A Word on Preeclampsia

  When you get diagnosed with an illness/disease, or something happens to you, generally you want to learn more about it. As soon as I was stamped with the diagnoses of being “preeclamptic” and eventually “Severely preeclamptic”, I knew I...

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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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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...