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Lucien’s NICU Story, Concluded

The eating and weight-gain requirements for discharge were the trickiest, mainly due to the NICU’s asinine policy on feeding. I am a firm believer in feeding infants on demand – allowing them to eat when they are hungry, stop when … Continue reading

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Lucien’s NICU Story, Continued

The other day I left off on Lucien’s story when he was exactly one day old. I was almost overwhelmed with feelings of helplessness. He was stuck in the NICU and there was nothing I could do about it, he … Continue reading

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Lucien’s NICU Story, Part I

The last time I wrote (a week ago, I know – sorry, but I have had other priorities!) I left off with Lucien on my chest immediately post-birth. He screamed like a champ when he came out – I was … Continue reading

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Lucien’s Birth Story

Lucien’s birth story begins the evening of Wednesday, September 7.  I made the drive up to Madison and picked Nick up from law school, and then we went together to our first birthing class. Our instructor was a very nice … Continue reading

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Mommy Brain

New mommy hood has me sleep-deprived and just a little brain-fried, and not quite functioning at full capacity. I had been looking for my ipod since we returned from the hospital. I am not sure how or when, but it … Continue reading

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Welcome, Lucien!

Lucien James Born 9:02 am, September 8, 2011 Five and a half weeks premature 6 lbs 6 oz 18 ½ inches long We are so happy to welcome our new baby boy! Just a quick post to let the world … Continue reading

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Stealthy Zucchini Brownies

Here is another delicious recipe for camouflaged zucchini – again in baked goods, although a sweeter version this time! Adding zucchini to brownies works surprisingly well because of the moisture (or gooey factor) that it provides – just be sure … Continue reading

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