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Jack turned four last weekend, and we celebrated with pizza, cake, ice cream, balloons, presents, and MONSTER JAM! We had a total blast, and as of yesterday, we’re still recovering. My plan, (don’t laugh) now that Jack is four, is to start making him sit for practical homeschool lessons. We’ve been focusing on letters and […]

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Well, our family’s annual end of summer cold has descended upon us. First me, I brought it home from work I’m sure, now Jack. If I’m lucky it will skip over Jeremy and grammy.  Poor Jack is all stuffy with a low grade fever. But he’s in a very good mood overall. We’re supposed to […]

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Here’s the thing about me…I don’t drive. I have never had a drivers licence, or even a learner’s permit, at any point in my life. Driving is my greatest fear. Wherever, I go either my husband or my mother in law take me. Sometimes, I just walk. This arrangement has worked well for me, with little complaint from others, […]

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Today, the boys and I (my nephew is staying with us for a few days) walked down to the public library so I could get a library card. A very ambitious endeavor with a one-year-old in tow. Jack enjoyed the 20-minute walk to the library, he tolerated the wait while I got my library card, […]

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This past week Jack’s diet was more like that of a toddler. More cups, less bottles. Lot’s of self feeding, and table food. Cheerios. Are. Everywhere. I sweep the floor countless times a day. Jack has been fairly easy to get to nap during the day, but very difficult to put to bed at night. […]

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Jack had his monthly visit with his occupational therapist on Monday, she says keep up the good work. She expects him to start walking anytime now, but no hurry. Jacks teething saga continues, he’s got three teeth on the bottom now, and one on top. Plus another top one has just barely started cutting. For […]

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 Yesterday marked my second Mother’s Day. I found this card on Jacks incubator last Mother’s Day. It was put there by the ‘sunshine committee’, a group of nurses at the hospital where Jack was born. They make heartwarming things like this for the NICU parents on Holidays. How amazing is that!? As if NICU […]

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On Saturday, Mr. Jack went on another long car trip. It was two hours both ways, and he was good as gold. The purpose of our adventure was a family reunion of sorts, and a tree dedication for Grandpa Rob. Grandpas Sister Elaine and late Husband Jim, have a park dedicated to them in the […]

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As promised, here are Jacks 12 month chalkboard pictures. I can’t believe my baby boy is over a year old. This time last year, we were spending our days and nights, watching him sleep in his incubator. Our home was a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. Jacks has come so far over the last […]

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The past couple of weeks have been a little hectic. But the birthday party went off without a hitch (even if we did forget to put out the bubble machine.) Jack is still teething, that whole top row is coming in, poor baby.  Jack likes to feed himself table food more, and more every day. […]

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