Trying New “Methods”

It is interesting how life has a way of laying out a path for you especially when you are seeking a road less travelled. It was last June when I stumbled into the “Special Needs” section at Barnes & Noble…a store I rarely visit, but just happened to tag along into that particular day. I perused several titles and one title in particular stood out to me: Kids Beyond Limits– Breakthrough results for children with by autism, Aspberger’s, brain damage, ADHD, and undiagnosed developmental delay by Anat Baniel. I flipped through several pages and knew instantly it was a book worth purchasing. I loved that the focus of the Method was to work with a child’s abilities rather than sequestering them based on their dis-abilities. At that point...
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In Other’s Words

Is everyone ready for Christmas? Or Kwanzaa? Or Hanukkah? Or whatever it is that you might celebrate! We just finished up opening our presents this evening as we are off to visit my in-laws for Christmas. It couldn’t have felt more right being in our own home, playing our traditional Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas and learning about Christmas traditions from each others past. Lola was more interested in opening the cabinets in the kitchen rather than opening her presents, but we still enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. I’ll post pictures of our evening when we return, but I wanted to give you all an update on our girl. Tonight This morning (I fell asleep hands on keyboard and all last night) I thought I would do something different and...
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40 Weeks

Well damnit. I was truly hoping that Lola would be here by now. 🙁 I’m technically due tomorrow (4th) or Wednesday (5th) as my two docs had different due dates. I’m going to be real selfish and say, I just want her here. Back a few weeks ago I thought I would be OK with her being in my belly as long as she needs to be (which if that’s whats best for her, then I’m really still OK with it), but now that we are so close I am dying with anticipation. I feel great which is why I can’t complain that she’s not ready to come out. Besides being a tad uncomfortable in my back, my hips hurting and my digits swelling up to the point...
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Crazy Days Already – 2011

Given that I started off day one of this pregnancy with kidney stones (yes, that’s right…kidney stones), I have been on high alert for cramping and spotting because it was such a rocky start (ha ha, no pun intended lol!). I was so afraid that something awful might happen because of the circumstances. But now here I am almost full-term and I can’t wait for the cramping and spotting in hopes that it will be a sign that labor is on the way. Oh Lola, your mom has turned into a certified crazy ass broad!...
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My little swimmer

I woke up this morning to Lola doing what felt like the breaststroke in my belly. It was the most beautiful rhythmic motion with some part of her moving straight down my abdomen then slowly off to the both sides. It continued on with this same movement for over 10 minutes. It felt so peaceful. I hope that she is trying to swim her way out of there because in my delivery pool, I have her showing up tonight at 2:11 am. Keep swimming Lola! I want to meet you tonight! 🙂...
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