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Mar. 30th, 2012 08:29 pm Why?

I haven't updated my LiveJournal is...oh, years...but I am having such a hard time processing the events of this week and writing has always helped me to work through things. Tuesday morning, I received a call that a coworker of mine's 5-month-old baby had died. She had been nursing him and he went limp in her arms and died. Tragic. Thursday afternoon was the funeral. There was not a dry eye in the church. It was terrible. The baby in that tiny casket. Listening to his mother sob. Watching her husband just hold her and rock with with her. The blanket she held on her lap. Everything I saw has just been flashing through my mind. Over and over and over again. I cannot get the images out of my head. My heart just breaks for this family. I feel numb. I can barely function. A reminder that life is so precious. Hugs your children and love them every single moment of the day. They are truly a gift to be cherished.

Current Mood: sadsad

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Feb. 9th, 2010 01:59 pm Happy Birthday!

My baby boy turns 1 year old today. Unreal. I'm sitting here reliving my labor experience. One year ago at this time, Scott had finished up his job interview and my contractions were getting pretty intense. We were trying to figure out how long to wait before heading to the hospital since there was a no travel advisory and the highways were very icy. We didn't want to get there too early but weren't quite prepared for a home birth, either! I was sitting on my birthing ball and eating an English muffin with peanut butter because I just knew they wouldn't feed me once we got to the hospital. Now I know why. Who in the world can think about food in between contractions? LOL

Caelen's down for a nap now. The house is clean and the laundry is done. I can just sit back and relax. I've been chasing after Caelen all morning and I'm beat. The little turkey can run now! He takes off and runs around the house and shrieks with joy when we have to chase after him. It's not going to slow down any time soon, is it?

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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Jan. 8th, 2010 01:35 pm Whoa...

Caelen put himself to bed today for his nap - all by himself! I put him in the crib expecting him to throw a fit and he laid right down and fell asleep. That was 2 hours ago. What are the odds it would happen again at bedtime tonight too?

Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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Jan. 1st, 2010 01:27 pm New Year's Resolution

It's time to dust off the old LJ once again. My 2010 New Year's Resolution is to blog more. I haven't been on LJ since Caelen was born and he's nearly a year old! Wish me luck!

Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic

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May. 31st, 2009 04:41 pm One Year

One year ago today, I met Scott in the parking lot of Stina's apartment at 7 AM to tell him that I was pregnant before he left on the fishing trip. Wow! What a year it has been!

Current Mood: happyhappy

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Mar. 9th, 2009 03:11 pm 1 month old

My baby boy is one month old today. Where did the time go?

Current Mood: shockedshocked

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Feb. 7th, 2009 12:34 pm Lost: Ankles

Has anyone seen my ankles? I seem to have lost them. They were there a few days ago and now suddenly, they are gone. I first noticed it this morning when I went to shave my legs. The ankles seems to have gone missing and now my calves connect directly to my feet. I'm a little bummed because I had great ankles - the kind you see on models - and I'd really like them back, please. So, if you've seen a pair of ankle that don't belong to a foot or a calf near you, please let them know that I am looking for mine.


Current Mood: confusedconfused

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Feb. 6th, 2009 09:16 pm No Progress

I am still hanging in there. I had my appointment this afternoon and am dilated to just under 2 cm and 0% effaced. Not much progress from last week. I have another appointment and an NST scheduled for next Friday (40w4d). That's still a lot of time for something to happen so we'll just have to wait and see. Big storm system coming through on Monday and Tuesday. Lots of babies are born during low pressure systems and I've always said that if you find the biggest winter storm of the month of February, that'll be when I go into labor. Sounds promising, no?

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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Feb. 4th, 2009 05:39 am Maternity Pictures

These were some of our maternity pictures that were taken at 33 weeks.

Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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Feb. 3rd, 2009 06:59 pm Not Impressed

We ordered a second car seat base for Scott's vehicle from Target.com (can't find the extra bases in stores) and it shipped yesterday but the estimated date of delivery is March 16th. Huh?! How is this being delivered? The Pony Express?! Good grief!

Current Mood: irritatedirritated

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