Sharing the Love

Thanks to GoofyJ who has awarded me with the Thinking Blogger Award.  The official rules are as follows: 1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think, 2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme, […]

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FMH – in memorium

Once Great Grannie died, when I was six, Grandad was the only relative within visiting distance from us.  His house was only about a two hour drive from us, through the gorgeous Shuswap, and nestled in the woods.  We always picked wild strawberries between the car and his house even though we could see the […]

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Brotherly Love

Little Red has been better than great as a big brother.  I’m worried already, three weeks post partum, that I’ve forgotten some of his golden events. The second he walked in my hospital room he greeted us, “Hi Mummy!  Hi Brother!”  He didn’t wait for introductions or an adjustment period.  He wanted to hold his […]

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The Pursuit of Happyness

I call that period of my life: 117 minutes of crying. It was everything the critics had said, heartwarming and emotional, a good story with a good ending.  Because it was based on a real story, it was actually capable of dispersing hope.  We plan on doing something bold, daring and risky this summer to turn our […]

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Virginia Tech hits pretty close to home.  It’s less than two hours from where we were.  All the professionals I knew were either Cavaliers (from UVA, and less common in our area) or Hokies (from VTech.)  Several of our friends at SVU that left when we did went on down to Virginia Tech for more […]

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My Two Cents

In the past week I’ve had a hit nearly every day to my blog from someone typing “recovery from VBAC” into a search engine.  As this seems to be a pressing question for a lot of people let me clearly state my opinion. I expected the delivery to be hard.  It was.  I didn’t know what to […]

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Before I Formed Thee, I Knew Thee

Several months before I got pregnant with Early Bird I had a particular name stuck in my head.  During a good part of my pregnancy I actually prefered the name with the order reversed (middle, then first) and my husband was only lukewarm on the names.  We vascillated on a very extensive list of names […]

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Take a Picture

I stared at him Every second Of every day. I didn’t want to forget Any expression, Any detail. I tried to memorize everything. But suddenly I realized Under my watchful eye He grew up, He changed, And instead of Memorizing the past I only remember Now. His brother Reminds me a lot of him But […]

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Waking a Narcoleptic Newborn

Early Bird is the most determined sleeper.  He sleeps through Little Red’s screaming, he sleeps through wardrobe changes, and diaper changes only wake him temporarily.  If he is not ready to wake, he will not do so.  Not myself, nor my husband, nor my father in law, has had any success in stimulating him to alertness if […]

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