Month: October 2018

Maternity Left

Maternity Left

After 10 months, we could clearly say 2017 was a year of disrupted plans. Our pregnancy went wonky, we cancelled vacations, I moved into the hospital, our baby came three months early, we had to wait 69 days to take her home, I delayed my maternity leave until she did come home, and then we were faced with the decision to proceed as planned or to make some significant, longer term changes in order to best accommodate the cards we were dealt.

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

The nurse practitioner did a basic assessment of Oaklee’s development and size and immediately suggested we put Oaklee on a high calorie infant formula, adding, “I can write you a prescription, so it would be free,” as if the cost would be the only thing that might have held us back and not the overabundant flow of breastmilk I produced, or my natural maternal desire to breastfeed, or, you know, the fact that I was sick of intervening with God’s plan.

Book Review – Extraordinary Means

Extraordinary Means

Extraordinary Means is about Lane Rosen’s experience as he’s uprooted from his scholarly pursuit upon his diagnosis of modern day “Total Drug Resistant Tuberculosis”. He’s sent away to a sanatorium, Latham House, filled with kids with the same diagnosis who either get better and go home or die in this secluded environment with crazy rules, med sensors and strict regulations. It’s at Latham House that Lane learns important things about himself, what a true friend is, what he wants of whatever future he still has, and how to love. What does it mean for time to run out? What will unfold before then?