Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hurray!

The first crocus is in bloom. Hurray! The backyard grass is revealed. Hurray! The chickens have been liberated from their muddy purgatory! Hurray! Disgusting carpet and mysteriously stained pad (eww) has been removed from the master bedroom AND taken to … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures

No Elizabeth Katherine today. Gallbladder flared back up and I was struggling to get the pain under control. By late afternoon I was worn out but pain was manageable. Grandmother Joanne went to Elizabeth Katherine’s noon feeding in lieu of … Continue reading

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Choosing Paint

Scott and I do not possess interior design skills nor any real sense of style or color. When we were married folks asked us what our wedding theme was. ‘Wedding theme? What wedding theme?’ We didn’t have a theme but … Continue reading

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House Hurdles

Tonight we crossed a big hurdle for preparing the house for Elizabeth Katherine. With the help of friends, we (and by we I mean Scott) moved heavy stuff from the marmalade room to the living room. The couch was tricky. … Continue reading

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More milestones

I was feeling quite a bit better this evening so Scott and I were able to visit Elizabeth Katherine in NICU. I am glad we did. Elizabeth has made excellent progress and the nurses were able to make important changes … Continue reading

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Breakup

The weather improved and breakup began sometime while I was in hospital. Today it is snowing, but before that the roof of the house was about clear of snow and many roads were snow free. Todays snow won’t stick for … Continue reading

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New P/T info sheet today

Today Elizabeth Katherine received a new P/T info sheet from physical therapist Ginny. Here is what it says: Elizabeth is approaching readiness to begin oral feeding. She is practicing with non-nutritive suck at the breast with her mother. Please support … Continue reading

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Organized and Disorganized Behavior

Yesterday I met Elizabeth Katherine’s physical therapist. She showed me how to stretch Elizabeth Katherine’s back to help her maintain a rounded position. She needs the rounded position at this point of development to help with her muscle growth, remember … Continue reading

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Whelping!

Kate’s pups began arriving at 6:30 AM this morning. Grandma Kat was awake most of night with Kate, giving her backrubs and trying to ease her through the uncomfortable early part of labor. Scott and I arrived at Kat’s this … Continue reading

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