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Gabriel’s First Birthday

Gabriel was born one year ago, today. It is unbelievably surreal. If you had told me that this year was going to go by like a blink, I would not have believed you, not even for a second… not after … Continue reading

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Five Months

Gabriel is five months old! He’s been out of the NICU now for almost nine weeks. He’s about 11 lbs 7 oz and 21.25 inches long…still my tiny guy! When Gabe feels like it and is attentive, he takes down … Continue reading

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NICU Discharge

Obviously I haven’t posted anything since Gabriel’s recovery from his last surgery. He recovered pretty quickly and home equipment was ordered for his feeding tube and for oxygen. After 13 weeks and 2 days, he was discharged on December 13th, … Continue reading

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Post-Op

It’s probably obvious by now that I write when I need to work through emotions of the present situation. Well, I don’t need to this time. I can’t say that I’m not on my toes in preparation of something unforeseen, … Continue reading

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Surgery

Gabriel’s breathing has taken a beating this week. His lungs are becoming more wet, he’s requiring more oxygen, more support, his whole body is working hard, and he’s burning a lot of calories just to breath. On Tuesday, the doctor … Continue reading

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Knots

Gabriel’s stomach content is suctioned out and analyzed before he receives every feed. It’s a simple process to look at what and how his body is doing digestively as well as help remove air from his tummy. Last night before … Continue reading

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Term Party

Today is Gabriel’s due date. He is officially a term baby! He made a sound today that I haven’t heard from him before and he was more active and engaged than he has been. He is such a curious boy … Continue reading

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