Monthly Archives: November 2012

NICU: One Day at a Time

Zoe was smaller than I imagined.  She had weighed 1 pound 9 ounces at birth (720 grams) but had now lost around 15 percent of her weight. She looked like the babies in the “How your baby grows” brochure, except … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Life

“You have two beautiful babies,” Jean-Marc said when I woke up from the anestaesia.  I wanted to ask how they were doing, how big they were, if our little boy was all right, but my throat was so sore that … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I started this blog to write about our experience with international adoption.  We are in the process of adopting a toddler from Ecuador and couldn’t be more excited!  I’ll also blog about the rest of the family (Julia, 14, and … Continue reading

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Expecting Twins

In 2007 we decided to try for a baby before looking into adoption. By November I was expecting and I was convinced that it was a boy. This time the pregnancy was complicated and after 6 weeks of bedrest I … Continue reading

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The First Step in Our Journey to Adoption

I clearly remember the moment when I knew I wanted to adopt a child. It was on Memorial Day of 2007. Jean-Marc, on the other hand, always wanted to adopt. The first time he mentioned it to me was in … Continue reading

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