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Annie Gray
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I wonder... Would you be the fearless little boy who bravely ventures off into the world, trying to keep up with your sister and brothers? Or would you keep close by, tucking behind my legs as you peek out into the great world? Would you be quiet, with just...
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I'm the other NICU mom.
NICU moms and dads relate to one another in ways traditional birth parents do not. Cannot, really. It's this little club, albeit one that no one opts into willingly. NICU parents talk and compare birth weights in grams, not pounds and ounces. They compare h...
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I parent you still.
I parent you still.  I'm sure you hear me. Sometimes aloud. More often my inner voice.  It's quite special to be able to speak to you this way. I never feel alone now.  Being pregnant was my most favorite thing. Truly, I cannot recall a time in my life that...
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Remembering
20 minutes after Ethan died I gingerly walked around my hospital room, trying to pack up my things...trying to give back the hospital grade breast pump that I had just rented 4 hours ago and somehow no longer needed. I remember Josh telling me to let him do...
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A Date with Dinosaurs!
Months back while stuck inside thanks to the polar vortex I stumbled upon an idea on Pinterest that I pulled out today. Ryan is turning 3 tomorrow and has loved those plastic dinosaurs for a while now. Thought he would LOVE the idea of his dinosaurs mysteri...
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2 years
2 years ago I laid on my left side looking out at the Boston sky. 8 stories up the occasional butterfly visited my window. Those butterflies were among my visitors during those 10 days on my left side. A state away from my husband and 3 other children. 2 ye...
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My Take on Lent
Ash Wednesday is just two days away now, and marks the beginning of Lent. I was raised Catholic and did the traditional pick-something-to-give-up-for-40-days-thing to symbolize the sacrifices Jesus made while he wandered the wilderness for 40 days. As a kid...
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A special day
As a parent you learn that each child has their own personality, beautiful and strong, and complete with their own challenges at times. Our second child, Jackson, is my most sensitive child overall. He's full of beautiful emotions, though at times they tend...
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A Valentine Craft
It's cold out and some of us weren't feeling all that well this morning, so we looked for something to do around the house. With Valentine's Day coming right up an idea I saw on Pinterest seemed to fit the bill. With some white cardstock paper, a white cray...
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Celebrate a life.
We are hosting two drives on Saturday March 22, 2014 from 9:00-3:00 to celebrate Ethan's life.  A blood drive in partnership with Boston Children's Hospital.  All blood products will go directly to Children's Hospital patients - from Dana Farber cancer pati...
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