Miscarriage

The miscarriage rate is about 20%, which is essentially 1 in 5 pregnancies. It’s a very common occurrence but it just isn’t discussed much.  I went in for an ultrasound today because of the spotting and the midwife couldn’t find the baby in the screen. I thought, that’s not good. When the doctor came in, …

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10/6/16 Morning Sickness

Morning sickness, man. SUCH. A. BITCH. Six weeks now and true enough to form, we’re at three for three. Every time I’m pregnant, it pops its ugly head. I was hoping (praying) that I’d be spared this time around. But, alas, that would be too easy. This, unfortunately, also means that we’ll be traveling internationally …

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Learning to swim

My life motto these days should be “it isn’t easy,” because that’s what I keep mumbling to myself. Anyway, with the warm weather, we’ve been really trying to get Ollie into the pool. But, alas, it isn’t easy. It never is, amiright? This kid. Not only is it a huge ordeal to get him into the g’damn …

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Third class is the charm

This weekend was his third soccer class. The first two times I had to go in to the field and stay the whole time. Ollie would cry in the beginning until you went in with him. Then he’d make you stay with him the whole time, visibly agitated if you tried to leave.  It was …

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Soccer

I was gone all week for work. It was the first time I’ve been away that long where CS had to watch the kids without me (four days, three nights). I didn’t sleep enough (most nights I was up til midnight) or well (new bed? no sound machine? dunno). On that last day, hungover from the previous …

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Ascher is 15 months

Stats Height: 31 inches (70 percentile) Weight: 25 lbs (85 percentile) Head: 49 cm (95 percentile) New abilities: Stairs! He has finally figured out how to climb down stairs. Going up wasn’t an issue. But this guy. He seriously has balls of steel. He fell face forward, head first when he somehow (ahem MIL was missing …

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