Skylar the Tree Frog

It’s Time

  Skylar's heart surgery is scheduled at the University of Virginia for September 1, 2017.  Now that we've put ourselves together after having our legs go weak beneath us, we're in a quiet state of chaos trying to get all of the logistics taken care of for us to be away for a little while.… Continue reading It’s Time

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Skylar the Tree Frog

We’re hitting the road

Excuse our hiatus on keeping up with the blog!  I'm sure you missed us. As you can imagine life is busy with a wee tot around.  I don't need to explain that! Remember a long time ago we told you - our trusty blog readers - that Skylar has a cardiac defect?  The most common… Continue reading We’re hitting the road

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9 Month Update

September 15, 2016 Skylar is 9 months old!  This is a huge milestone for many reasons, the most important of them all?  She's going to try eggs for the first time!  (We moms could not be more thrilled since she eyeballs our eggs every morning wondering why she can't eat some too.)  Waiting 9 months… Continue reading 9 Month Update

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8 months and 7 years

On her 8 month birthday, Skylar enjoyed her breakfast bottle with both moms.  She had coffee chats and read one of her favorite books Giraffes Can't Dance before snacking on some zucchini, squash and avocado (one of her FAVORITE foods).  We even managed to get a short walk in before her morning nap.  Both moms were… Continue reading 8 months and 7 years

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Navigating this new world

We've managed to keep this little girl fed, happy and alive for almost 8 months!  Mommy win! When Skylar was born, the neonatologist in the OR (who happened to be an old client of Lisa's and a coworker of mine), told us that she had the features consistent with the diagnosis of Down's Syndrome and she… Continue reading Navigating this new world

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So…we had a baby!

This blog post is LONG overdue!  As you can imagine, we've been a tad busy.  Not only did we have a baby, but I (the non pregnant momma) changed careers in the middle of all of this baby birthing stuff.  Needless to say, things have changed a bit around here. Let me introduce you to… Continue reading So…we had a baby!

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The non pregnant momma speaks

I'm actually anxious and nervous as I sit here and type this post.  As if I were getting ready to present in front of 150 of my esteemed peers (which did happen recently) - my breath has quickened it's pace, my heart rate has localized it's beat only to my chest leaving my arms and… Continue reading The non pregnant momma speaks

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“Sometimes you get shown the light…

...in the strangest of places if you look at it right."  Grateful Dead "You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes well you might find You get what you need"  Rolling Stones "Two of my favorite quotes of all time." - Lisa This is another long and barely edited post -… Continue reading “Sometimes you get shown the light…

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Is this real life?

**warning** This is long and barely edited.  I have no energy for cute pictures either.  It was just time to let you all know what's been going on...love, Lisa These past 17 months have been the most challenging of my life and these last 11 days a special kind of torturous hell. I always thought… Continue reading Is this real life?