Monthly Archives: March 2012

One Month

First of all, my peanut is one month old today! A month has gone so fast and yet so slow.  It’s weird. The thing with preemies is you are supposed to judge milestones by their adjusted age (actual age-minus weeks … Continue reading

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The Baby Shower that Almost Wasn’t

I’m sure we all remember that I swore I was going to remain pregnant at least until my baby shower. I am an idiot. Anyways, my first instinct was to ask Mandy to cancel the shower, but then everyone assured … Continue reading

Posted in Grad School, Leapster, NICU, Parenting, Preemie, Pregnancy | 17 Comments

34 Weeks/3 Weeks

Did you know that preemies are still dated by gestational age until the hit full term (40 weeks)?  Well, now you do.  Anyways, Leapster hit 34 weeks gestation/22 days old on Thursday. Anyways, 34 weeks is a really freakin’ big … Continue reading

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On having a new identity

I was always one of those kids who couldn’t figure out who I was. I would throw myself into something and that was what defined me.  Once it was being a super liberal peace-loving vegan (showering was still allowed, though). … Continue reading

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Purposeful Running

Laura over at Mommy, run fast! asked me to do a guest post for her Purposeful Running series on running to cope with infertility and miscarriage.  You can find me over HERE today. And here’s a picture of Charlotte (see, … Continue reading

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On thankfulness (when did I get so generic?)

Just a side note: the next month will probably be almost entirely posts about parenting (well, NICU parenting) and Leapster because that’s what I have going on.  I swear someday this blog will get back to being more diverse.  Also, … Continue reading

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Leapster “Chapter 3”

Last night the neonatologist informed us that we are on “chapter 3, feeding and growing”.  He says chapter one was the umbilical vein catheter and trying to decide if we needed to intubate (they didn’t, but it was scary to … Continue reading

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