Pregnancy

I know I’ve said before that I’m an obsessive planner. Surprisingly enough though, when it has come to most things involved with this pregnancy I’m much more accepting of the fact that I can’t really control much here. I would PREFER for the baby to be born exactly on the due date and I would […]

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Maternity Style Part 1

| Oct 21, 2014

When you first find out you’re expecting life is a whirlwind of images of Pottery Barn nurseries and smells of baby powder.  First time moms also think about the fabulous maternity clothes they can’t wait to wear to cover their baby bumps.

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Infants

Ear Tubes Update

| Oct 23, 2014

Ear tube surgery is complete. On Friday, October 10, Stella had ear tubes put in at Surgery Center Cedar Rapids. I’m very happy and relieved to say that all went great.

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Time Out

| Oct 20, 2014

“You’re in time out!” A very common phrase used by parents all over. But when do you start? I remember back when Stella had her one year check-up her pediatrician informed us that we could start putting her time out. She said one minute per year of age. So, if we were to put Stella […]

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Toddlers

Call Me What You Will

| Oct 24, 2014

Extreme. Strict. Unrealistic. Ridiculous. Abnormal. A Nazi.

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Immersed in Autism

| Oct 23, 2014

A few months ago I wrote about my daughter’s Autism diagnosis. In that post I wanted to describe some of the clues that we picked up on in determining our need to get help. Now I would like to share more about our experience and what that diagnosis meant for us, at least in the […]

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