half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

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The First Haircut.

That’s right, Henry got his first hair cut. I put it off for as long as I could, but he was starting to look like a homeless person without access to regular hygiene. We weren’t sure how he would do sitting still for someone to trim his hair, so we wanted to go to a kiddie place. Unfortunately the only one was an hour away! Luckily it’s right by my parents’ house, so we stopped in to get Henry’s hair cut...

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Dairy is the culprit.

After about a week of strictly dairy free I cheated. My sister’s birthday cake on Sunday night had icing made with milk. I also ate a few cookies made with milk that Tyler brought home, and some artificially flavored popcorn that had whey at the bottom of the ingredient list. Yeah, fail. Shush. I felt fine on Monday morning. Then Monday night I had cramps all night long and a horrible back ache. My nose wouldn’t stop running, which could be...

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Henry at 17 Months Old.

Tomorrow I have the follow up appointment with internist (doctor) for my giardia. I’ve been feeling great the last couple of days, but this morning I woke up with that ominous burning crampy feeling in my lower bowel. It’s been exactly a week since I last had an episode of misery. Are you kidding me?? So far nothing bad has happened yet. I just don’t feel that great. Maybe it’s a coincidence? :( Anyway, we’ll see what the doctor thinks tomorrow....

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The Invitation.

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon… I want to know if you have touched the centre of...

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Jinx!

Alright, well I jinxed myself writing that last time, just as I was afraid would happen. I had a horrible 24 hours of mind blowing cramps and tons of poop. Dammit. I was a sobbing mess because I thought for sure I was better. How could that happen again? The only good part of it (TMI, but can’t be helped!) was that none of my poop had that gross sticky texture that I had with giardia. That made me think it was maybe,...

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Freedom!

I am afraid to say this, but I think I’m better. My intestines still feel sore and kind of not right, but my poop is normal. NORMAL. I’m still beyond terrified that it won’t last, that this a fluke and not a cure, or that it will come back. Could I really be free of a billion of my closest microscopic friends after all this time? Could I really have a future of emergency-poop-free life awaiting me now? I can scarcely...

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Christmas Day Photos!

Walking in the living room to see that Santa had arrived… It may look like he didn’t bring much, but Rosie and Ada got iPad minis from us. Small in size, big in dollars. Dimple! Rosie specifically requested a black newborn doll from Santa Claus. I took everything out of the packages and put it into storage tubs before wrapping it so that I wouldn’t have to fool with ripping stuff out of packages on Christmas morning. The clean up was...

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Christmas Eve Photos.

Here are some of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day pictures! First our traditional Christmas Eve at my in-laws. I took some pictures before dying of giardia upstairs. Tyler took the later ones. I’ve trained him how to use my camera in manual mode pretty well. Attempts at group pictures…fail. Baby hat hair! This was one of the pictures I took, but I don’t remember it. Random levitation, that’s talent. “IT’S ALMOST TIME TO OPEN THE PRESENTS!” Too excited. Too excited....

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Gingerbread House Decorating!

I never got a chance to post pictures of the kids decorating their gingerbread house a week or so ago. That’s Ada’s special stuffed animal, Birdy. Henry’s hair constantly looks like this in the back. When you get it wet it curls, but it never stays even with gel. I took three pictures in a row, and I realized later in one picture Ada is licking the gingerbread house! This was before he learned to break out of baby jail. It...

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Tinidazole, Day 2.

Tinidazole is nasty. What is in that medication?! The bitter taste in my mouth was horrible yesterday. It was making me feel really nauseated last night, just because there was no escape from the taste. Even breathing made me taste it. Ew, ew, ew! It’s lessened today, but still there somewhat. Today it’s at least more manageable. Yesterday I couldn’t even eat because all I tasted was bitter metallic grossness. Right at the 24 hour mark Henry started nursing again. Thank...