Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Long Journey Home

At approximately 4:35pm on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Avery Rose Roggenkamp completed her long journey home. She was born way too early on July 26 and weighed only one pound and four ounces. She underwent six surgical procedures-one on her heart, … Continue reading

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Avery Is Home

More will follow, but with this quick post I just wanted to let everyone know that Avery was discharged from the hospital at about 4:00pm on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. We are at home and adjusting to our new lives, … Continue reading

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Wait, we’ve been here before.

Usually a baby’s move to the step down room is the last move before they leave the NICU. Usually. But after one week in that room and an unexplainable increase in her bradycardia (a term that translates from Greek to … Continue reading

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Step Up To The Step Down

Since right after Avery’s shunt surgery the nurses have been talking to us about the mystical place in the NICU that to us was known as Room 200. This room is called the “step-down room,” and the “heat and eat.” These nicknames were … Continue reading

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6 lbs of miracle

Smiling from ear to ear yesterday, I held my cooing baby girl on her 136th day of life, now 5+ times her original birth weight.   As I watched her snuggle in close, smile, and knead my skin with her perfect … Continue reading

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Avery’s Beach Front Property

Anticipating that I would be very uncomfortable the last half of my pregnancy with twins, and as a way to express some of our excitement, we had the twin’s nursery ready by week 21.   Quin is a bit of an … Continue reading

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