A quick summary: my wife was fine at our last doctor's visit. Then the next week, she started getting these headaches that wouldn't go away. So we called the hospital, who told us to come to the emergency room. Just a few minutes afyer we got settled at the hospital, they saw her blood pressure was off the charts, and Sythera went into at least 2 seizures (that i saw!). Our doctor came and let me know that she had to deliver the baby, or both could die!
Mia was 10 inches long and 15 1/2 ounces when she was born. As a friend enlightened me, she was smaller than a pack of Twizlers when she was born!
Today Mia is a healthy girl who now is fighting mommy & daddy so she can have more sweets instead of fighting for her life.Some of her recent phrases:
I want to wash my hands.
Let's go to gymnastics!
I like the money, daddy!
MY (fill in the blank of whatever we're trying to pry out of her hands) !!!!!
- moved out of our Rogers Park condo and settled in the South Side fo Chicago, in the Chatham neighborhood
- Sythera got a new job!
- Recently, JP got a job with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, utlizing many of the skills & experiences he gained from previous work & volunteering