• Nadia’s Progress

    Remember back on March 1st when Nadia woke up and cried she felt wet, refused underwear after having been doing so well? She never went back to preschool this year after that… Anyway, looking back, something occurred to me. We’d had a playdate with a girl in Nora’s kindergarten class the Saturday before. Fast forward to last week. I’ll get to all Nadia’s improvements in a bit, but… Nadia had…

  • Updates on Nadia

    First I want to say, I really, really like our pediatrician. And while she isn’t being unhelpful when it comes to my concerns about Nadia, she doesn’t seem particularly helpful either. Last week I specifically asked Nadia’s pediatrician to run a few blood tests… ASO Titers – Antistreptolysin O is a blood test to measure antibodies against streptolysin O, a substance produced by group A streptococcus bacteria. Antibodies are proteins…

  • Anxiety & COVID

    So much to say, and so little time. Maybe I should start dictating these posts as typing it all out seems to take forever, and a lot of energy! I don’t even know where to start… I guess with the fact that Nadia’s sensory, OCD, and general anxiety issues are so much worse since school started. Did I ever mention how Nadia constantly thinks her underwear is wet, even when…

  • October 19, 2015 – 31 Weeks (20 Weeks Corrected)

    Apparently some are bothered by my boring titles…  If you’re wondering, I write them this way so that I can easily refer back to them later… So 31 weeks!  7 months and 4 1/2 months corrected!  Still not sitting or crawling, but working on it.  I think almost 13 lbs but I’ll get an exact weight on Thursday at her high-risk and immune checkups.  Lots more chewing on hands and…

  • 34w5d – Day of Life 40

    I’m beginning to strongly dislike posting updates that aren’t all happy…  Hopefully the all happy ones will be back soon. So the facts: Weight: 2,240 grams, which is almost 5 lbs.  I have to think this is incorrect based on how they weigh the preemies.  Nora has a lot of breathing equipment in her bed now, which I assume is accounting for the extra jump in weight so quickly. Tube…