Let’s Stop Pneumonia

As many of you know, one of the causes of Madeline’s death was her premature birth, but a main cause listed on her death certificate was pneumonia. Because of her scarred and weakened lungs from prematurity, she was especially susceptible to respiratory infections, and pneumonia is one of the worst. During a minor hospitalization. Through…

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I Am A Preemie Parent

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and it’s also Madeline’s birthday month. I am missing my oldest girl so much. We should be preparing for a ninth birthday party and a house full of third graders. When November rolls around, I have a lot of flashbacks to our time in the NICU with Maddie. I’m reposting a…

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Surfing Sunday 11.06

Yesterday, I took family photos for some of my favorite people. My kids were my assistants…Annabel held a reflector for me, and James provided a comedy routine to keep everyone smiling. At the end, my kids jumped in with their besties for this cute picture: Friends forever Around The ‘Net ~The Time Donald Trump Blocked…

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Hoop A Loop

We are firmly in the “everything big sister does, I can do too” phase with James. Luckily, he has a very willing mentor in Annabel, who is always excited to show off her skills to her number one fan. Annie is a hula hooping champ, and James is desperate to be able to “hoop a…

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Labels

When I was growing up, my entire family referred to my brother and me as “The Twins.” When I was younger, I disliked this. Yes, we were twins, but we were also two individual people and I didn’t always like being lumped into a unit with my brother. As I grew, I realized that “The…

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