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Our Birth Story ~ Baby Ethan is here!

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This past year poor Ev's had so many ear infections that finally we decided to get tubes put in. The medications never seemed to help and he was up all night in pain. Which also meant that

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35 Weeks

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Visiting Vancouver with a Toddler

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Life Around Here ~ My new blog

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