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Chapter Fourteen: Baby steps forward. It’s just a chapter in the past. But don’t close the book, just turn the page.

By On January 11, 2016

Once again we started the routine of settling in to the hospital room that we would be staying in for a couple days. I felt more prepared with what I had packed… Read More

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Chapter Thirteen: 1st Christmas: Family, friends, food and another long journey.

By On January 11, 2016

We do have a very traditional Christmas, 12 dishes of fish on Christmas Eve, an extra plate at the table in case someone who doesn’t have a warm place can come and… Read More

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Chapter Twelve: Take care of your body it’s the only place you have to live in.

By On January 11, 2016

Alivia had another appointment, and as always everything was going great. She was acting normal and had no signs of pain or discomfort. There were a couple of odd habits she started… Read More

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Chapter Eleven: Whatever you are, be a good one!

By On January 11, 2016

There were a couple nights recently that were crazy, we had wake ups constantly (every 2 hours). In the mornings I felt like a zombie, my AM coffee had no effect anymore.… Read More

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Chapter Ten: It’s going to be OK! One day at a time!

By On January 11, 2016

I started a journal for Alivia after we got home from the hospital, I recommend doing it to everyone. With everything you have to deal with it’s nice to keep a log… Read More

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Chapter Nine: Lord. I pray you heal my child when she is sick.

By On January 6, 2016

The night before the surgery was difficult, but we kept our promises and tried not to make the mood gloomy. I fed Alivia as much as I could because she had to have an… Read More

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Chapter Eight: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” 

By On January 6, 2016

The day of the MRI came fast. Muffin and I were so nervous, we didn’t know what to expect. As soon as we got to the hospital, we filled out paper work for Alivia… Read More

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Chapter Seven: Hydro What? Where is my ‘Frenemy’ Google ?

By On January 6, 2016

Alivia was going through her regular checkups with flying colours, until her pediatrician noticed that her head was growing a bit too quick. Everything else on the percentile charts was doing great, but her precious noggin was on overdrive. We didn’t think anything of it really; Muffin has… Read More

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Chapter Six: Sleep? Yes, I Have a Vague Recollection of what that once was!!!

By On November 4, 2015

Being at home with Alivia was so amazing: she was healthy, eating so much, and everyday more aware of her surroundings.  She was a talker, she had so much to coo about… Read More

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Chapter Five: “I am Built for Birth, I’ve got this!”… Nope, Nope I Change my Mind!

By On November 4, 2015

Remember how I told you I loved to tear the wrapping paper on my Christmas presents to peek at my gifts? Well, this time I didn’t have a choice – I was… Read More