Author Archives: saussi77

Independence

When Gracie was little, we couldn’t imagine how she would manage school without someone right by her side helping her get through the days. We ended up accepting a placement for her at the preschool in our district with the … Continue reading

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Trip or Treat

Last night was Halloween—I hope all of you had fun and enjoyed the festivities. I know that my kids sure did! It was Elliot’s first Halloween, and he was tuckered out by all of the being carried around and making … Continue reading

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Feelings

When Grace was little, we used to wonder what she could and could not feel. Doctors would ask me about her sensation and I would give my best guess, but sometimes I simply could not answer. We would discuss how … Continue reading

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The Great Discriminator

A few days ago, I read a post on Love That Max about how people with disabilities are largely excluded from worship services. Many people in the comments section of Love That Max’s Facebook post linking to the article shared … Continue reading

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Contagious

We are all settling into our new life with a family of five. So far, it’s been pretty good. Elliot is a very sweet baby who rarely cries and sleeps relatively well at night. We all enjoy having him around; … Continue reading

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Two Days of Torture

One of the lessons of parenting that has come up frequently for me is to roll with the punches—don’t get your heart set on things working out a certain way. And yet, apparently I still haven’t learned the lesson, because … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

In my last post, I discussed how my midwives were pushing me to induce the baby right at 40 weeks, and my ambivalence about that. At my next midwife appointment that Friday, my favorite midwife casually informed me that they … Continue reading

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40 at 40

Apparently, age 40 is practically geriatric in the baby delivery world. Even though I feel healthy and spry and finally have a bit of a grasp of this whole parenting thing, I’m apparently much too old to have a baby, … Continue reading

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Two Week Warning

Today marks the beginning of my 38th week of pregnancy – only two more weeks to go until d-day, give or take. For those of you who were wondering, the 36-week appointment went really well. Baby was head-down, face-back, and … Continue reading

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VBAC

Every day brings us a little closer to welcoming our newest baby, Elliot. Today, I’m exactly one month out from my due date — it’s getting real! When I was pregnant with Gracie, everything went wrong, including the birth. Grace … Continue reading

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