Free not to cry over spilled milk

Why do we say things like “boys will be boys”, or “oh, man, little boys are trouble!”? We say them because its 100% true. I have 2 of them in my home who prove it, again, and again and again....

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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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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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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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Holding on to the moments

In 2 days Pascal will be 6 months old (but really 4 if you don’t count his early arrival ) We still struggle with sleep “training”, trying to get him on some schedule and reading his cues. We struggle with...

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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 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...