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Welcome to Blog #2

May 14, 2009

So, I should have started this blog like 4 months ago. Or at least about 11 or 12 weeks ago, when I started my other blog – Carrots Make You Blind?!?!. My other blog is about my daughter’s eyes. She was born with bilateral congenital cataracts and the blog chronicles what happens to her eyes. Since that one is specifically about her eyes, and I keep coming up with stuff I want to post that has nothing to do with her eyes, I started blog #2.

To catch everyone up to date so far:

I am Nicole, a 28-year-old new mom. I am married to Court, my 25-year-old techie, nerdy, anime and video game loving husband of almost 2 years. Our little girl, Penny, was born January 5th this year. Our lives have completely changed since she was born. I realize we are not the first couple to be affected by a baby being born, but it is the first time OUR lives have been changed by it.

Not only is having a baby new to us, we found out when Penny was 5 weeks old that she was born with bilateral congenital cataracts. You can read the full story on blog #1. Short version: Penny had cataracts in both eyes, just like Court did when he was a baby. She had surgery on both eyes by the time she was 9 weeks old, and intraocular lens implants put in. She got glasses when she was 11 weeks old.

Since I am on maternity leave, which in Canada can be up to a year, my life is baby, baby, baby right now. This blog is going to be about our lives, but will mostly have to do with Penny right now. I will give everyone fair warning: I am a breastfeeding mother. I intend to talk about breastfeeding in my blog. I also intend to post photos of breastfeeding. And I’m going to share links and other information about breastfeeding. If you think breastfeeding is gross, don’t read my blog. Simple as that.

I hope blog #2 will be interesting to someone other than me. I don’t want to write about “Today I folded the laundry”. Please feel free to comment on anything and everything!