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Basketball and Big Bellies

Yesterday we were treated to a basketball game at Butler University. I graduated from there nearly fifteen years ago (gulp! gasp! ack!) and my parents have season tickets. Their seat neighbors were going to be unable to attend, so we got to go instead. We began in the West Gym (where I suffered such stupidity… Continue reading Basketball and Big Bellies

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Sleep Issues: Toddler Sleep Study

Imagine my surprise yesterday when the pediatric sleep clinic called to schedule Little Man’s sleep study. The ENT office had said to give it a week. Imagine my further surprise when the scheduler said, “We actually had a cancellation for tonight.” We’ll take it. That was about 11am yesterday. We were to be at the… Continue reading Sleep Issues: Toddler Sleep Study

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Sleep Issues: Step 1 Complete

We visited an ENT today. He was great; the visit overall was not (but that topic is for another day!). Nothing definitive came out of the visit. Dr. F proclaimed Little Man’s tonsils not abnormally large, but suggested a sleep study. He did ask about LM’s sleep habits, and I was relieved that as I… Continue reading Sleep Issues: Step 1 Complete

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Sleep Issues: A Diagnosis?

Two weeks ago was Little Man’s two year checkup. 35 3/4″ tall, 30 pounds, big head, very healthy 🙂 But I told our ped about the snoring, gasping and coughing I noticed while LM and I co-slept in Florida in November. She preliminarily diagnosed him with obstructive sleep apnea. That would explain the frequent night… Continue reading Sleep Issues: A Diagnosis?

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Today, I…

washed, dried, folded and put away four loads of laundry made strawberry jam and raspberry jam had a new friend and her daughter over to play intentionally worked on nurturing that fledgling friendship ate leftover salad out of the giant salad bowl washed dishes. twice. sat with my toddler in my lap for 45 minutes… Continue reading Today, I…

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Today As An Adoptive Mom

You know, most days, I am just Little Man’s mom. We do normal stuff. He calls me “mommy,” we go to the zoo, we watch Sesame Street. It’s not that I forget that he was adopted, but it’s not on the top of my list of things I think about. But today…oh, today. First, in… Continue reading Today As An Adoptive Mom