90 minutes

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Josiah, Last night I slept almost all night without waking! When I got up this morning, I felt like I could conquer the world. And the best part of all, my friend came over this morning to watch your siblings, so I was able to spend 90 glorious minutes cuddling with you. It was just what I … [Continue reading]

Baby steps

Josiah, today you gave me a special treat. When I saw you, I almost didn't recognize you. They removed your hat and face mask and have you using a nasal cannula instead. I can see your entire face and head now! You're on the most minimal support, breathing-wise. I was on cloud nine after our cuddle … [Continue reading]

Good news and bad news

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Well little one, it's not just your mommy that has the nightmares. Daddy has them too. Last night he sat up in bed and said, "Where's Josiah?!". I … [Continue reading]

Green eyes

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Hi Josiah, Today was a lot better, no? Mommy didn't lose it when she walked into the NICU this time. Still, the sight of you almost takes my breath … [Continue reading]

Oh my little sweet potato…

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I did it again today. When I got to the NICU and saw you, I couldn't hold it in anymore. Sweetie, I'm not usually such a basket case. People who … [Continue reading]

Homeschooling the determined child

This is a post in a series of 31 Days of Minimalist Homeschooling. See the intro post with all the topics here.  A few days ago I introduced the … [Continue reading]

The gift of an hour of normal

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Going Home

Friday, the nurses told me I could be discharged the next day. Panic immediately set in. I didn't want to go home. I was in pain, walking down the … [Continue reading]

Dear Josiah

I'm sorry I broke down earlier when I visited you. I hope I didn't embarrass you too much. I tried to hold it in and save the ugly tears for when I … [Continue reading]

Josiah Levi

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Monday, October 20, 4:07 PM I only know the time because after I emerged from the bathroom, I looked at the clock. I wanted to be able to tell my … [Continue reading]