Monthly Archives: September 2010

Last Friday

As I straddled the bench at our dining room table, looking into Madison’s brownish green eyes, I stumbled over my words. I had rehearsed the speech and the way that I would tell her and had even gotten to the point, in … Continue reading

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Two months

Avery turned two months old today.   Such joy.   My due date isn’t until November.   So surreal.  It’s amazing how quickly our life was turned upside down.  It’s even more amazing that we’ve been given the painful, yet miraculous, opportunity … Continue reading

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Perserverance

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”        Helen Keller “The greatest oak was once a tiny nut that held its ground.”   Author … Continue reading

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The Power of Touch

Last night, on Avery and Sienna’s 8th week birthday, I received the gift of holding Avery against my skin for the very first time.   In the very moment that her bare skin touched mine, I felt overcome by the … Continue reading

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“Look at Me, I’m Ventilator Free!”

As of 12pm yesterday (9-17-10) Avery Rose has been ventilator free!   That’s almost 19 hours as of this post!   Although the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) that they have to put her on as her next step forward looks … Continue reading

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This Week in Pictures…

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Three Pounds and an Eye Exam

Just over three pounds, and counting. Today Avie had her first eye exam. When we arrived at the hospital, somewhat earlier than usual as we had to take Maddie to school and therefore were already fairly close to the hospital, … Continue reading

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