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November 26th

...okay I spoke too soon. My sister was on and off the laboring for over 36 hours and little Castiel still hasn't made an appearance. It seems things are getting going again, so here's hoping for a healthy middle of the night baby! I can't imagine being in labor that long.  Well, actually I can't… Continue reading November 26th

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The Babysitting Adventure

A week that began fairly easily and continued uneventfully for the most part has turned into a sort of nightmare. I'm writing this sitting in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

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The Barney Song

Do you know the Barney song? I love you, you love me, we're a happy family, with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won't you say you love me too? I don't even know why I call it the Barney song in my head - I don't actually know if it's related… Continue reading The Barney Song

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Aunty of the Year

I'm aiming for the Aunty of the Year award for 2016. I already spoil the little goober past all recognition, but is that enough? His parents think not - they've asked me to do something I've never done. I've babysat for decades. I mean that. Since I was about five I've been babysitting younger siblings… Continue reading Aunty of the Year

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Surgery?!

I tend to stop blogging when the actual interesting things in my life happen. This week I'm not writing because two of my best friends in the whole world are visiting me and I want to spend all the time with them. But for a moment I'm making an exception. As I write, my sister is… Continue reading Surgery?!