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08Feb 2018

Sonnet Being carried by her dad

Sonnet was six and a half years old when we adopted her in the summer of 2016. She weighed only thirty pounds and was deemed profoundly malnourished by our doctor. We had watched from afar as her condition deteriorated over a period of two years from a child who could stand holding onto an object to one who could barely sit up. Continue reading

02Feb 2018

Levi reading a get well soon card

Hey everyone! I hope the new year is off to a great start!

Levi has been in first grade this year, and absolutely LOVES school!  I am so glad for that, although I always wonder and worry how he is doing academically, socially, and behaviorally.  He has an amazing teacher that has not let him slip between the cracks and has been in touch with me A LOT about his lack of focus in school. UGH!!  Continue reading

25Jan 2018

Baby in Hospital Bed

Some background to our story; I work in a well-baby nursery and Neonatal intensive care unit,  and most of my friends do as well… My entire pregnancy was documented and witnessed by these people, and they were so excited to be among the first to meet my daughter. I had the perfect pregnancy.  Minimal nausea, no swelling, optimal weight gain, and no blood sugar or high blood pressure issues.  So when at 37 weeks my doctor announced I was oddly measuring 2 weeks behind it did take us all off guard.  We were given a diagnosis of “small for gestational age” then sent home on bed rest for a week until I was too be induced. Once the day finally arrived everyone on the floor was excited!  Every single one of the nurses had patiently waited  9 months to meet my little girl.

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21Jan 2018

Good day friends!  As I am traveling a bit with work right now, I have begun to think a few deep thoughts on what it is that I, as a dad, am striving for and what my goals are for my CTD boys.  Big questions I know, but the answers that I have come up with have really been a surprise, even to myself, and I hope that sharing my insights might help some others along the way. Continue reading

15Jan 2018

Beth with Jerry and Benny at birth

During the winter break, we undertook the daunting task of organizing digital photos from the past fifteen years. We take a lot of pictures, so we had over 17,000 images to move and file. As we cataloged the pictures, we reminisced about our first house, our childless days, our travels, our first pregnancy. Seeing those baby pictures of Benny and those early years brought back a flood of emotions. Continue reading