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The LASIK Debacle

The LASIK Debacle

Everyone who has had LASIK┬átells you about that moment, that magical moment when the surgery is over and you sit up and can read the clock on the wall in perfect clarity. I’ve heard it several times from several people. I wanted to experience that. To go camping and not have to leave dry, icky contacts in for days. To be able to actually find the binky in the middle of the night so everyone can just go back to…

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The Nyquil Incident

The Nyquil Incident

Well, it was bound to happen eventually. Friday around noon Audrey and I were talking in the kitchen during my lunch break. Cooper had silently wandered off as he often does presumably to drive cars or shoes on our unmade bed. Except he wasn’t. I heard him coughing in the bathroom and went to check out what was going on to find a pool of bright red liquid all over the bathroom floor and in the tub as well as…

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100 Days, Give or Take

100 Days, Give or Take

As of today there are only 100 days left until my “due date.” Dipping under 100 days makes my heart race a bit as it makes me realize how quickly things are going to change. Am I ready for the return to sleepless nights? Am I up to the challenge of taking care of two kids? What if I can’t find anyone to watch Cooper when I go into labor? Are any of my maternity clothes even going to fit…

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Percentiles

Percentiles

I’ve always been small. Sometimes when I went in for my well-child appointments I didn’t even appear on the growth charts; I was an outlier. Luckily most of my doctors were pretty level-headed and realized that I was perfectly healthy, just little. It’s kind of funny how rapped up we get in numbers. As if there were a perfect formula for the weight gain of a child or a pregnant woman. As if it really matters whether a person is…

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Bigger

Bigger

Even though Cooper was born a month early and his medical records have him down as a “preemie,” he’s never been one to me. He wasn’t premature; he came when he was ready and there wasn’t a thing wrong with him. He was small though. None of his clothes fit. A couple of days after he was born I went with my mom to the DI and scoured the racks for preemie sized clothing. I found a couple of outfits,…

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Sun

Sun

Whenever I’m asked to close my eyes and go to my favorite place, I always find myself surrounded by hot, red sandstone. A breeze tickling my face as I completely relax, lizard-like, and absorb rejuvenating UV rays. It’s always a disappointment to come back to the reality of air conditioned buildings with few windows. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still been known to use the A/C and I hate sweating when I’m wearing nice clothes, but in the early days…

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For Danielle

For Danielle

I took Cooper to the pediatrician today and one of the nurses told Cooper he was a “little champ.” This reminded me of a conversation I had with my sis-in-law about the blog Seriously So Blessed. As it turns out my son eats like a champ since he’s gained 5lbs since birth (6 lbs to 11lbs), grows like a champ (19 inches to 23 inches), and looks like a champ (“What a nice round head and such good neck control”)….

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