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14 Weeks, Already!

By: Kerrie Olejarz

 

 

Cailyn was now 11 weeks old and started to laugh, a real hearty melt-my-heart-kind of laugh! Every new parent looks forward to the firsts, and the first laugh was just so enjoyable for Mark and me. The days started to become challenging as Miss Cailyn decided she was a girl who did not need naps. Some days I wished she would nap for at least an hour so I could either nap...

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Our Little Pumpkin

By: Kerrie Olejarz

Being at home with Cailyn felt like a temporary adventure.  The fact that she was with us was surreal and the thought that she was with us for life was difficult to wrap our heads around.  It is very difficult to explain this, but others who have struggled for years and finally had a baby understand this all too well.  As we continued to share our story on our personal blog,...

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Two-Month Check-up

By: Kerrie Olejarz

 

 

We had been home for a few weeks and it was time for Cailyn’s two-month check up at the doctor. We chose to stay with our family doctor and avoid a pediatrician unless absolutely necessary. We are fortunate that our family doctor does infant care, and that we really like her. I was excited to see Cailyn’s weight and length gains, but petrified of following through on...

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Are We Actually Capable?

By: Kerrie Olejarz

During our pregnancy we had people tell us that they would “help” us when we got home, that we would indeed need help. I took this personally, as in “you are not carrying the baby so how can you care for it?” Maybe taking it personally was my own insecurities and emotional challenges, but, regardless, I was quite fed up of being told we would most definitely need help. I could...

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Sharing a Little Wisdom

By: Kerrie Olejarz

 

After having been home for a while we started to be pleasantly bombarded with enquiries from local couples looking to see if this was indeed real. We spent our weekends proudly showing off our baby, meeting perfect strangers for coffee, brunch, and inviting them into our home. It was a true pleasure to share our success with these hopeful infertiles. We were more than happy...

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The First Few Days Home From India

By: Kerrie Olejarz

 

The first night home was great. Clean water, clean clothes, and a proper nursery for our little girl. We spent most of the evening just staring at her in awe, like most new parents would. We received phone calls and a drop in visit from friends. They wanted to see Cailyn but she was asleep in her crib. They could not get over how little she was, and this was surprising as...

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Up Up and Away..

By: Kerrie Olejarz

We were quite surprised that no one at security batted an eye at our thermos of water, but I guess when travelling with a newborn that is to be expected. As we stumbled through the annoying backpack-style baby bag to make Cailyn a bottle before we boarded, I said to Mark how much I dreaded dealing with this bag on both legs of the flight. I headed off in the airport on a quest,...

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India Bound

By: Kerrie Olejarz

February 20, 2008 is a date that changed our lives. It was this day that we lost our little girl at 20 weeks gestation. The devastation was immense and the feel of finality was overwhelming.

Over ten years had passed since our last loss at 32 weeks, a boy, whom we buried at a local Presbyterian cemetery. The analysis from the doctors at the Special Pregnancy Unit came a few...

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