It’s 2022.

I started the year with a fresh spirit. On New Year’s Day I diligently sat at our computer desk, typing the beginnings of an optimistic blog post.

And then shit went sideways.


Pre-eclampsia hit at the end of my 32nd week of pregnancy. Thanks to an extraordinary medical team, our daughter was born at exactly 34 weeks, and needed only ten days in the NICU.

I’m also elated to tell you she’s pretty much perfect.

Tiny, yes. But perfect.

And I thank my weary body for getting us through.

Here’s to the next leg of adventure in this crazy-ass life, yo.

Happy New Year, Dear Reader.

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10 responses to “Hi.”

  1. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I had pre-eclampsia with the birth of my daughter in 2003. And she is fine, perfect and beautiful in most all ways. Again, congratulations! And be well!

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  2. Happy New Year and congratulations! I’m glad everyone is doing well.

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  3. Happy New year! And congratulations 🥳🥳🥳🥳

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  4. Congratulations!

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  5. Happy New Year! Here’s to continued good health and spirits for all!

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  6. Love “then shit went sideways” a new way to view it 💩🤪

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  7. Wonderful news! Congratulations. 🎉

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  8. Blessed news! May your children continue to bring blessings to you, just as you do to them. ❤️

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    1. Thanks so much, Hamish! Hope you are well.

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