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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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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...

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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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I Really Thought I’d Lost Him

this was me all summer sorry if it seems graphic to you, just telling the story how it was: A week after the accident I woke from a dead sleep in the wee hours of the morning knowing something was...

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The Accident

not the best pic ever, but the first one where I felt little P could be seen poking out a little…taken around this time. After an entire month of “normal” early pregnancy…you know, anticipating telling people, anticipating that beloved “12...

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Make Plans, God Laughs….THIS is the beginning

This is happy me a week after all of this went down. Belly pics are useless at this point We were 21/22…married, thinking about our future, and the thought of kids seemed like a distant plan. We wanted to travel,...

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Strong willed woman

 enjoying my work over the years.   I wouldn’t say I know myself very well, but I do know a few things about my self that are positively true. One of those things is that I have lived my life,...

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Choosing a Melody

There are all sorts of lullaby’s out there. In fact  on a Pandora station I found that plays lullaby’s I heard multiple “Journey” songs remade into lullaby’s  Ha. I have found, recently, that not only do I sing/hum lullaby’s frequently, but that I am singing them almost CONSTANTLY....