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The Kids Will be Okay

All weekend I felt it building.  Fear, worry, sadness.  By Sunday night it peaked into what I can only describe as an anxiety attack. My heart was racing;  I could feel it strongly beating in my chest so very quickly.  I couldn’t catch my breath.  I couldn’t fall asleep.  My whole body was tense. I [...]

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The Hired Help…For Free

We are visiting my parents this weekend with a special added bonus:  my in-laws are here, too.  Pretty neat, huh? Yes, we are in a very fortunate situation where my parents and my in-laws get along wonderfully.  Like, they visit each other even when we aren’t around.  Even though they live nine hours away from [...]

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Have I mentioned I love the grandparents?

It seems as though I am healthier pregnant than not pregnant. I had this uncomplicated pregnancy, perfect drug-free birth experience, welcomed an amazing, healthy baby to this world…and then BAM! post partum has just smacked me in the face…with a stinking two-by-four. First there was the Mastitis, then some more Mastitis, then a THIRD bout [...]

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No really, grandparents are helpful

And this is why we are truly thankful for the grandparents. My mom came by this morning and cleaned the kitchen, did some laundry, played with Carlitos, put away clean clothes and then…la piece de resistance…made our bed with clean sheets. ahhhhhhhhhh…….heaven. Side note: You might notice that photograph above our bed. Yup, it’s a [...]

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Helpful Grandparents

Along with the arrival of our new son came the arrival of both sets of grandparents.  They came not only to welcome John Xavier into the world, but to help us care for Carlitos Eli while we adjust to ‘Life with a Newborn.’  One of these helpful tasks was to take Carlitos to his swim [...]

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