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"He's Not Going to Go To Kindergarten With It"
     When Jack was in the NICU and on one type of breathing support or another, his nurses liked to say, "Don't worry, he's not going to go to Kindergarten with it."  But I worried.  Some NICU parents are optimists.  They can envision their child in the fut...
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SIX
On the night you were born The moon smiled with such wonder That the starts peaked in to see you And the night wind whispered, “Life will never be the same.” Because there had never been anyone Like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you Were the wind...
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Better Birth Days
5 years ago, I should have been anxiously awaiting the birth of my first child.  I should have been exhausted and excited, complaining about my soon-to-be little boy kicking my bladder and sending me to the bathroom throughout the night.  I should have been...
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Faith. Hope. Love.
Faith.  Hope.  Love.  I was afraid of all of those things 5 years ago when Jack
was born.   It’s so hard to express what I want to say about the last 5
years.   The heartbreaking acceptance that
giving birth at just 28weeks and 5 days was the only way to sa...
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Re-grieving
A friend posted this link ( The hard part of easy: when your second child doesn't have a disability ) from the blog, What Do You Do, Dear? on FB
today and as soon as I started reading, the tears began to fall, fast and furious.   (Apparently I've been holdi...
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Best Christmas Ever
When Jack was in the NICU, part of me had a hard time believing that he would someday be eating wrapping paper as a toddler or opening gifts as a pre-schooler.  I wouldn't say I was a pessimist, more like a realist.  I knew too much about what could go wron...
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765.03
765.03 765.24   Those numbers...they are prematurity*.  They are two of the diagnosis
codes assigned to Jack, at birth and even now.  The first, for his
extremely low birth weight (under 1000 grams) and for his level of
prematurity.  The second, for the wee...
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This Is Just To Say
10/28/10 - Jack's due date October 28 Today was Jack’s due date, four years ago.   Even before I was pregnant with him, I had no
idea how elusive a due date could be.   In fact, I mostly knew of pregnant mamas, hoping, wishing and praying to
deliver before ...
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From Birth Day to 4th Birthday
During the four days leading up to Jack's 4th birthday, I made an attempt to summarize what our journey has been like the past 4 years through Facebook.  Something about the number four is significant for me.  I think it's because Jack's birth story lasted ...
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Almost Four
Jack is almost four years old.   I stopped holding my breath after we made it
through his first year.   And then
finally, he was the magical age 2 (you know, when all preemies “catch up.”   As if.).   And three just went by in a flash, probably because I wa...
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