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Holding Pattern…

2 June 2016

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Part of this past week feels like I’m back in the Navy…the good ol’ Hurry Up and Wait™. We’re still waiting on the test results, which could come anytime now until next week depending on how they count it (said 7-10 days, but we don’t know if calendar or business days, plus Memorial Day was […]

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The Question…

31 May 2016

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JoAnn got a call earlier from our now-former midwife, following up on the earlier call that out care was being transferred out to the perinatology area of Franciscan in Tacoma. She asked the question above, one that we’ve been asked a few times since last week. An expected one, but one we really don’t have […]

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Parenting Lessons From Metallurgy…

31 May 2016

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Way back in 1990 when I was at the Naval Nuclear Power School in (then) Orlando, we spent a significant amount of time on metallurgy (materials science and engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures), which is key to reactor design, cooling, safety, etc. The […]

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News On the Baby…

30 May 2016

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No, this post in and of itself isn’t any *new* news…but I’m “pinning” it to the front of the blog to make it easier for folks to track the whole story. I’ll tag new posts to this one as we get results and info. Thus far: The Ultrasound… The Followup Appointment… So What Caused Our […]

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One Thing I Don’t Understand…

29 May 2016

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Despite the title, there are plenty of things I don’t understand: women, mumbling of teenagers, how Al Gore is taken seriously, and how Kevin Costner still has a career in Hollywood chief among them. But in context of recent events, the thing I don’t understand is the idea that what we’re going through, and will […]

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Watch Your Mouth: What NOT to Say…

28 May 2016

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  Listen. I know people may not know what to say to parents in our situation. I totally get that. But I just read something on another blog, where the mother of a Downs Syndrome daughter was told: You don’t have to keep her you know.  You can just say goodbye, nice knowing you… Don’t. […]

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First Days Using a Mac: Thoughts from a PC Guy…

27 May 2016

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My work computer was getting along in years, and while it still ran ok, battery life was majorly deteriorated…and that is a major problem for me as I’m out and about. So with saving up my Amazon affiliate proceeds for a while, I’d accumulated enough to replace it. Considered options over the course of a […]

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So What Caused Our Baby’s Issues?

27 May 2016

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For the background of our story, visit the previous two posts, The Ultrasound… and The Followup Appointment… [and for the background of why I overuse ellipses in my writing, well, you’ll have to go way back]. Before we even got to this point, this question had come to mind. And just as fast, the answer […]

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The Followup Appointment…

26 May 2016

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Today’s followup was an ultrasound with what appeared to be higher-quality and higher-resolution equipment. The short of it is that the previous ultrasound’s findings were, for the most part, confirmed. What does that mean? A few things things: It appears that one foot, possibly both, may be clubbed. There are some brain issues: part of the […]

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The Ultrasound…

25 May 2016

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So we had our 20-week ultrasound yesterday. We ended up not finding out gender because the baby’s legs were crossed. JoAnn had thought it seemed an inordinate number of pics and measurements the ultrasound tech did, but it wasn’t until today that those suspicions proved true. I was on my way into Tacoma to a […]

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