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Laura K
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Big Days and Pinwheels
Dear Ethan, Guess what?  Today was a big day.  We finally went and designed your headstone.  I'm sorry it has taken us so long.  Grief played a role in that.  I was a little bit afraid to go back and open those wounds that are gradually starting to heal.  I...
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Ethan's Birth Story Part 4
The next thing I remember is Dr. M, Dr. H and Jeff walking in my room.  My heart dropped.... This can't be good.  But Jeff looks okay.  It doesn't look like he's been crying.  Where is Ethan?  Who is with him?  I thought the surgery was supposed to take lon...
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Ethan's Birth Story Part 3
At 3pm they started the pitocin (at level 1).  We waited. By 3:30 we could tell that Ethan's heart was decelerating after each contraction.  He was not able to tolerate labor, so they immediately started prepping me for c-section.  It felt like a whirlwind ...
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Ethan's Birth Story Part 2
Looking back at our hospital stay, I can see how blessed we were.  I had all the right nurses at the right time.  My first nurse was a great teacher.  The nurse I had during the day of the 30th, Kim, was very experienced and taught me to be an advocate for ...
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Ethan's Birth Story Part 1
I am so glad to finally have a chance to write about this experience.  Just a couple days after having Ethan, I spent some time writing down everything I could remember from his birth day.  I'm so glad I did that.  Now I can spend some time writing it all o...
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What I'm Glad We Did
I was going to name this post "What We Wish We Would Have Done," but since we really have no regrets (thankfully!) I changed it.  When I first found out that Ethan was not going to live long, I found a group of women online who were (or had been) in the sam...
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Ethan's Autopsy Report
Out of all of the millions of things on my to-do list right now, this is at the top.  Why?  I want to write down everything I remember from Ethan's meeting yesterday before I get too busy and forget.  I started taking notes at the beginning of the meeting, ...
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Busy Life, Busy Mind
I hate that I haven't had time to write on this blog lately.  Writing helps, but our lives got very busy, very quickly, at the end of November. Jeff got a promotion at work and he was slowly transitioning from his old job to his new job.  That meant that he...
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Visitors
We have the most wonderful family and friends.  So many people have reached out to us since Ethan has passed and it has helped so much.  Every single card, note, gift, hug, prayer, and smile have meant so much to us. In August, when we found out that Ethan ...
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