Monthly Archives: June 2011

First Father’s Day

Last year on Father’s Day, I had a small but distinct baby bump.  I was 23 weeks pregnant, and Peter’s kicks were becoming stronger.  Soon, he would assume the footling breech presentation that he maintained until delivery.  If I had … Continue reading

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Kathie

The child care provider interview process went well.  Delia, the first provider we interviewed, is a sweet, energetic young Filipino lady.  Her home is very close to our house, and her rates are very competitive.  I only had slight reservations … Continue reading

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Silver Lining: Revised

One of last month’s posts, “Silver Lining,” was heavily revised and republished as a guest post on Cristi Comes’ blog, “Motherhood Unadorned.”  It even got a new title, “Moving Beyond the Trauma of Preterm Birth.”  If you’d like to read … Continue reading

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Charlie

I had a little boy named Charlie Jonah in mind when I wrote my last post.  Charlie was born at a gestation of 27 weeks, 6 days due to fetal distress.  The doctors suspected an infection, and cultures revealed that … Continue reading

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Fever

Does first fever count as a developmental milestone?  Or is it simply a rite of passage?  Either way, it signifies to me that Peter’s immune system is doing its job, employing its nonspecific defenses to fight off an infection and … Continue reading

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