My Favorite First

While I am always exceptionally proud and happy for Lola and all of the firsts she accomplishes, I am selfishly thrilled with her first from yesterday. As I’ve mentioned before, Lola is not one to show much emotion when I leave for work nor does she when I get home. For the longest time, we attributed this to her lack of vision and who knows…maybe she’s just not that into me! But lately her vision has been improving and she seems to notice more within her surroundings. So yesterday when I got home from work, I walked into her bedroom where she and her father were playing, I said “Hi Lola” and within seconds she spotted me and made a b-line straight for me. As she got to...
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¡Feliz Dia de las Madres!

Today is Mother’s Day in Costa Rica. I would say it is third in rank as far as most popular holidays go with Easter and Christmas being ahead by just a hair. It is a National holiday where employees have the day off with pay, where banks, post offices and everything else imaginable is closed (minus the grocery stores) and where Costa Ricans do nothing for the day except for honor their mothers. I find it rather admirable the devotion Costa Ricans have to their families. It is not a rarity to find families living within a few blocks of one another if not in the same house. Grown children have their independence, but stay close to home as what matters most to them is family. The family...
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Day 11 – May 8th, 2011 (Mother’s Day)

Today I told Rob all I wanted for Mother’s Day was for Lola to be seizure-free.  Well that wish almost came true.  She had two seizure clusters today.  One was at 3:00 am again and the other was at almost noon.  She had about 13 seizures in the cluster last night and only about two in the one this afternoon.  I did not monitor her during her nap, so I can’t say if she had any or not.  I’m realizing that I can’t always watch her sleep to see if she’ll seize.  The doctor said to report the ones that I see, so we’ll leave it at two for today.  No other significant changes to report other than she is 13 pounds now!! I have to say I am...
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Happy Mother’s Day Meredith!

I haven’t written in some time on this blog, but I thought I would make an appearance on Mother’s Day of all days.  I began this blog in the hopes that Meredith would take it over and use it for whatever she dreamed possible.  Especially since she was pregnant at the time, I thought it would be a way for her to get things out in the open and share her experiences.  Just a nudge was all I thought.  Of course, now, months after beginning the blog, LLTS is all hers.  And I couldn’t be more thrilled to follow it myself each day.  Just like everyone else, I follow the blog, in a way, from the outside looking in.  Even though I live and breathe this parenting journey...
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