The Good, The Bad, and The Baby

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91st to 3rd

This is one of the hardest things for me to talk about. It was the day we went to the IWK Children’s Hospital for Victoria’s cleft lip repair. We went into the hospital as prepared as we thought we could be when our daughter was having her first major surgery. We were so completely unprepared…

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Jen and Victoria one hour old
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Battle for Breastfeeding – Part 2

Last post the Battle for Breastfeeding had begun and I left off where we had been noted to be ‘potentially difficult parents’ who were not ‘following instructions’. Thankfully this caught the attention of the charge nurse, who had a relative with a cleft palate so she came to see how we were doing. The charge…

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Jen and Victoria one hour old
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Battle for Breastfeeding – Part 1

Breastfeeding. Sadly I’ve come to find this one of the most controversial issues out there. If you don’t breastfeed your child you’re a bad mother. If you breastfeed past a certain age you’re weird and warping you child. If you’re feeding in public it’s wrong. If you’re feeding in a washroom it’s wrong. If you…

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Specialists and The First Few Days

Victoria was born at the IWK in Halifax, NS. She weighed in at 10 lbs 3 oz. she was born with an incomplete bilateral cleft lip with a notch in her gumline but thankfully her palate was fully intact. She also had one club foot and one positional club foot. What did all that mean…

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