Of Feuds and Seven-Hour Sleeps

(Why am I naming days?) 10/20/14, Day 14,048 (Mercena Day 66): Flux Family Feud Fairy-Tale Smackdown We had been worried about the turnout for Flux’s annual Family Feud fundraiser, but it ended up being our best attended, and abundant with love and fun. One VIP in attendance was Mercena, and while it may have been wiser to find a baby-sitter, […]

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Shots, and a little relief

(Why am I naming days?) 10/17/14, Day 14,045 (Mercena Day 63): Shots and a little relief A big medical day for daughter and father yesterday. Mercena had the first round of her 2-month vaccinations, and I felt the first glimmer of real recovery for my back injury. Heather reports that her 2-month appointment went well! Mercena breast-fed through the shots, […]

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Two Months with Mercena

(Why am I naming days?) 10/15/14, Day 14,043 (Mercena Day 61): Two Months with Mercena What’s amazing to me is how natural it all seems now. In the early days, everything was so strange; not just the new life wailing in our home, but all the trappings that go with it–the diaper hose I installed into the toilet, the warmer […]

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Into the Weeds

(Why am I naming days?) I’m writing these posts in bed after being incapacitated by the worst back injury of my life yesterday, so please be patient as my pain-addled mind moves through the last few days. 10/9/14, Day 14,037 (Mercena Day 55): Into the Weeds This was the day I began to feel truly in the weeds with the […]

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