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    Atlas | 9 months

    Dear Atlas, This is a little late this month because the holidays have been so busy! You had your first Christmas AND your first New Years! You continue to be a happy, healthy, easy-going little boy. We haven’t been able to go on walks lately because it’s been too cold so mommy and daddy recently cleaned out your room a bit and now we get to play on the floor. We were playing downstairs, but between the dogs wanting to love on you (lick your face) and having to put down 5 blankets in fear of you falling over and…

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    Atlas | 8 Months

    Dear Atlas, Please SLOW DOWN. I’m begging! I’m so happy to see you growing and changing. You’re learning new things everyday and becoming more and more playful and active. But, as I think I ask in every monthly update, please chill out a little bit. I feel like even when I do my best to savor each moment, I can’t get enough and you’re going and changing on me again. Right now you absolutely love jumping in your jumparoo and you are just barely starting to seem a bit clingy with your dad and I. In fact, this evening you…

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    Atlas | 7 Months

    Dear Atlas, Seriously, how are you 7 months old already? You continue to change and grow every single day and part of me is so excited for each new step while the other part is sad to say bye to the “old you”. The past month has been a little bit stressful. In September it turns out you only gained 3oz. I had guessed you were 12 lbs for you 6 month post since it had been a while since we saw your pediatrician, but I was so wrong! You’re now 11.5 pounds and we’re working to get you to…

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    Atlas | 6 Months

    Dear Atlas, Happy 6 months, baby boy! I can’t believe how quickly half a year has flown by. At 6 months old, your corrected age is three months. You seem so big to us, but still so tiny at the same time. I look back at pictures from the last 6 months and can hardly believe any of it. There was a time, a time that covered most of my life, where I never believed you would exist. Yet here you are: our perfect miracle baby. While the days can be hard, especially when you’re having a rough time, loving…

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    Park Date with Atlas + Mommy Thoughts

                      On Friday Atlas and I had our very first park date. Last week was the first hint at fall and it was cool enough to be outside for a couple of hours. I grabbed a couple of blankets, some stuff to do in case he decided to nap and, of course, Atlas. We have this beautiful, tree filled, park in town about 5 minutes from our house and I was surprised that at 3pm on a Friday that it was mostly empty! It was ever so slightly breezy and the perfect…

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    Welcome Home, Atlas!

    The lack of posting for the past two weeks is because Atlas is HOME! On July 14th, 2015 our baby boy got discharged from the NICU after 113 days. We were shocked the night before when the doctor told us he would be released the next day as long as his night went well. Well his night went great and that next day we were homeward bound! We have now been home about two weeks, aside from a two night stay in the hospital for observation of his apnea episodes, and are still getting into the swing of things. We’ve…