Tag Archives: Zoe

What’s in a name?

The minute the doctor told us I was expecting a girl I knew I wanted her to be named Sophie. To me, it was the most beautiful name in the world. It was feminine and timeless. I liked the way … Continue reading

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Zoe and the Hermanita (Little Sister)

“Mommy,” Zoe said to me one day when we were grocery shopping, “Does the hermanita have teeth?” She looked at me with very serious eyes as I explained that indeed, she did. “Oh, OK,” she replied. A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Going Home

Zoe´s convulsions led the doctors to believe she might suffer from seizures, but after two days of EEG exam, where the brain activity was monitored 24 hours a day, the results came back normal.  The doctors concluded that the convulsions … Continue reading

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