So, let’s say you were expecting a baby you just weren’t expecting a preemie baby or a baby who would need to stay in a neonatal intensive care unit or NICU. But here you are so, now what? Well, I’ve been there, so I have compiled the sum of my firsthand experience, research, and observations […]
Happy Easter to those who celebrate, we do, though not for religious reasons. We celebrate to mark the passing of winter and entrance of summer. As I write this it is gently raining outside, the sky is dim and blue. It is an hour until jack’s bedtime and he is watching Disney’s Cars on DVD […]
No. I don’t think so. Birth control is my friend. Jack is a handful and half while also managing to be a miracle child. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have him, and very fulfilled by his singular presence. Plus he’s got his mama, his dada, his Grammy, and his auntie all wrapped around his charming little […]
Here I sit, on the eve of my second week of that work/school/mom/wife/ life, with my course texts, and class notes, and my large cup of coffee in front of me. The baby has been in bed for an hour now, and I just finished mopping the kitchen flIoor that I had been previously neglecting. I’m […]
My son Jack has my feet, they are flat, they are wide, and they are equipped with long toes. Much like me, Jack prefers to go barefoot, unless shoes are absolutely necessary. Like when he goes bye-bye or goes outside to play. When Jack first started to wear shoes we struggled to find ones that fit […]
Last year, about this time, maybe even a little sooner actually, we took some family photos for holiday cards. In addition to those photos I took some extremely adorable photos of Jack as “Santa Baby”, and those photos were the center theme of our holiday card. Believe me, when I say that the Santa Baby […]
Jackie Boy Then & Now. The first photo is him one year ago today at five months old and the second photo is him today at 17 months old. In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”
Jack learned a new word this past week. He says, “pree” which means pretty. He even uses it in the proper context. Jack’s Grammy and I are always pointing out pretty things to him. I myself have been consistently pointing out the colors of things. Like his colored blocks, for example, I point to each […]
In my last update post, I mentioned that Jack was back to sleeping thru the night in his own bed. I lied. He’s been back in our bed since I said that. Literally. Jack just had a baby well checkup and the doctor asked me about his sleep schedule, and what bedtime is like. I […]
Read my official guide to surviving your child’s NICU stay here.
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He stood there for a few seconds all by himself, before losing his balance. It was totally AMAZING. A definite first.