Monthly Archives: June 2010

What to tell your friends and family when your baby is in the NICU

I was lucky enough to speak at a discussion series for┬áHand to Hold, a support and mentoring program for parents of premature babies. This was my very first book signing, so I was very anxious to help the moms and … Continue reading

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Cool crayons provide help for weak hands

Oliver has very weak muscles – hypotonia is an unwelcome legacy of both congenital cardiac disease and prematurity. He also has very lax joints. When Oliver tries to use a pencil or pen, his hand basically collapses and the only … Continue reading

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The tooth of the matter

My boys are losing baby teeth (or milk teeth as the dentist calls them, because they are the color of milk, who knew?). Oliver’s dental dance is following the right sequence of steps, but Victor, well, one of his baby … Continue reading

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