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I am a 29 year old teacher of fourth grade. My husband and I began TTC in March of 2008. We conceived our first month, but unfortunately it only ended in an early miscarriage. 8 months later we finally conceived again, and she was our take-home baby! Norah Jane was born on July 16, 2009. 7lbs 0oz 19" long and amazing. We recently had our sweet baby boy, Miles! He was born on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz, 20 inches long, and PERFECT! We are loving every minute of parenthood (even the frustrating minutes!). This blog is an attempt to chronicle the baby steps, foot steps, leaps, bounds, and milestones of this journey.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

My Grammie.

My Grammie is 90. She will be 91 this year. Five years ago she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She fought it, and she won!

But then yesterday happened. She wasn't feeling well the night before, so when she still felt awfully the next day, she called 911 and the ambulance took her to the hospital. She got CT Scan, and it showed that there was swelling on her brain. The doctors said that they would take a more in-depth MRI today. They did.

They found 2 tumors on her brain. :( My Grammie... my sweet, precious, loveable, wonderful, beautiful Grammie has brain cancer.

I am praying so hard that somehow the tumors are benign and that she will live another 10 years. I love her so much. She is such a joy to be around. She's so funny, she's kind, she's always pronounced my name "Jen-a-fuh" because of her thick Boston accent. I love her. I wish I could be with her right now.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I really wasn't going to give solids this early.

Miles is 4 months and 3 weeks old. I had planned on not giving him solids until he was about 6 months old. I have only a few bibs, I have no spoons, no cute bowls, no cereal or purees  bought...nothing. Last night though, on a whim, my plans changed.

Miles is being a TERRIBLE sleeper again.  Don't know what it is, maybe the ear infections, maybe the four month sleep regression...who knows. The day before yesterday was awful. It was Sunday, and he napped a total of 20 minutes throughout the day. By the time it was bedtime, he was exhausted. Not to mention that it was daylight savings day, and we had to set our clocks back. So that night, I figured he would sleep forever. Nope. He slept for two hours, then woke up screaming. It was awful. Then he woke up about every twenty to forty minutes throughout the rest of the night. He woke up for the day at 5:40. Daniel called me at 7:45 when I was at school, and miles was screaming his head off. It was so sad to hear. Daniel didn't know what to do. He said that he had tried everything, but he couldn't get miles to calm down. I told him to give him a bath and see if he could calm down. I know what was wrong with him, he was over tired. He was exhausted. Daniel said that he fell right to sleep after his bath. Poor baby. I fully expected him to sleep a lot at school, but he didn't. He took a 40 minute nap, and that's it. Sigh...

That brings me to last night. I had to change something up. So, I looked at my desk, and on there was a bag of infant cereals-- lots of varieties. My sister in law had brought them over for me on Sunday because she knew I'd use them soon. I mixed up a tiny bit in a target dollar spot bee bowl, found a soft pink spoon from when Norah was a tiny, and gave him some. He was taken aback at first, but after four bites, he knew just what to do, and he ate much more than I expected him to. After I fed him about 10 or so real bites, I nursed him, and put him to bed.

Then he slept until 7am.

 Have no clue if the two were related, or if he was just so tired that he conked out, but I don't care. He slept, and that means I slept. I needed it, and so did he. He woke up happy, smiling, cooing, talking... It was wonderful. I had been so tired that I fell asleep while watching a movie with Norah at 7:45pm. I was woken up by Daniel at 11 when he told me I should go to bed. He had put Norah to bed, washed the bottles, cleaned up the dinner stuff, and even convinced me to wait until morning to pump. Lol...when I did pump in the morning, it took me 45 minutes to pump, and I got 16 ounces! 16 in one sitting!

Tonight I may try to give him some cereal again. We'll see how it goes. I wasn't really ready to give it to him yet, but it seems that he is ready. Here we go...