I am a former microbiologist turned stay at home mom to a small herd of two boys. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, moved to the desert of Arizona where I spent ten years and picked up a college degree and a husband, and then moved back. Husband and I have been together since 1995 and have been married since 2002. Wow.
In 2006 we had our first son, Cody. Life tends to get complicated once children enter into it. Our road got a few extra bumps and turns than the average parents as Cody was born very early at 26 weeks (2 lbs 1 and 1/2 oz). He suffered a brain hemorrhage that required him to have a VP shunt and may be the reason behind his mild cerebral palsy. He has had several seizures but so far is not on any medication for them. We have been told by Neurodevelopment specialists at Children’s Hospital that we are “lucky”. Cody just plain rocks. He is great.
In 2008 we had our second son, Carter. Also born early, at 31 weeks and some change (4 lbs 4 oz) he flew through the NICU and was home in less that 3 weeks. For the next year and a half he wrecked havoc on everyone’s sleep, being colicky and refusing to sleep for more that a couple of hours at a time. We joked that we wished the Gypsies would come and take him. Sometimes it was not a joke. He has rounded a corner and sleeps – life looks way better when you are not sleep deprived. Carter is an awesome little boy. He is energy. He is full speed ahead all.the.time.
And that is us in a nutshell.