Category Archives: Hatchlings

  1. Minor Procedure

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    October 17, 2017 by themommahen

    Our older boy, my H2, has had episodes of SVT (rapid heart rate) for five years now. It was managed …
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  2. Lazy Days

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    June 11, 2015 by themommahen

    What do you want to do today? We should go somewhere. We should do something. The days are flying by. …
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  3. The Prodigal Hen

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    June 4, 2015 by themommahen

    We had a bantam hen disappear several weeks ago. It was several days before we even noticed, jaded chicken farmers …
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  4. Our aquarium is cooler than yours

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    April 23, 2014 by themommahen

  5. Spring Break

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    April 13, 2014 by themommahen

    We had an early Spring Break, which this year meant not exactly beach weather. But we made the best of …
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  6. Saturdays

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    March 1, 2014 by themommahen

    This us what a typical Saturday looks like for us. Some project for the older Hatchlings (today it’s Legos), oatmeal …
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  7. She’s 8!

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    January 9, 2014 by themommahen

    I’ve been gone from here a long time, mainly due to the usual busy-ness and business that comes with parenthood …
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When Daddy suggests a #bonfire to celebrate fall weather and continued healing. #justwhatthedoctorordered #laughteristhebestmedicine #latergram Homeward bound! He's out, waking up, went well. Huge thanks to everyone for all the prayers, texts, messages, good thoughts, mojo, juju, etc.  More details to come. Trying to keep him flat on his back not moving, which, if you know this boy, you know that is not easy. #thumbsup Our older boy, my H2, has had episodes of SVT (rapid heart rate) for five years now. It was managed with medication for a while, then seemed to go away, but then came back last school year. Due to the unpredictability of it and the resulting disruption and anxiety it causes him, he is scheduled for a heart ablation catheterization procedure tomorrow early in the morning. Hopefully the doctors will be able to find and eliminate the extra electrical pathways responsible. Fortunately, this is a pretty routine procedure with great success rates. But as the saying goes, no surgery or procedure is minor if it's happening to you or a loved one. We welcome prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts, juju, mojo, whatever our friends can muster. (This picture was taken two weeks ago during an echocardiogram. He was fascinated, and I couldn't help but remember the first time I got to hear that same, sweet heartbeat...) ❤ Totally disturbing. #halloween H2 suggested we go on a nature walk yesterday through the woods with walkie talkies. (And BB guns, of course, because, boys.) It was hot, it was muggy, it was thorny, it was spider webby, it was buggy, it was tiring. 
But. 
We found a snapping turtle shell and almost perfect skeleton, a giant orb weaver spider in all its splendor, a great place for a fort, lots of obstacles to traverse, and a new path home. And that made it all worth it.

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