Articles in Category: Nora Updates

05 11 Knoxville Zoo

Knoxville Zoo

Jaime's work had a summer picnic at the Knoxville Zoo.  It was a really fun time and we got to try out the new jogging stroller!   Nora slept for 90% of it but Jaime and I saw all the animals for her.  It did rain on and off, but we had umbrellas and a rain hood for Nora.  There will be some videos posted as well so you can see how kick butt the Knoxville Zoo is too!...

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05 03 Green hat and Bumbleride

Green hat and Bumbleride

It's been a while since the last update so I'm going to make this one count!   Nora is doing great and she really jabbers all the time now.  If she's not sleeping, eating, or pooping she's talking.  In addition to the "Hawk" sound, she also started...

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04 27 Funny video - The Hawk

Quick update...  I just wanted to get this posted for Jaime.  The video shows Nora's laugh/Hawk [bird] screech.   She occasionally does it when she laughs but usually she gets memorized by the camera and clams up - this time I caught it on film.

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04 19 We got a Billy Goat!

We got a Billy Goat!

Jaime finally gave in and let me buy a new lawnmower.  The old one was wicked slow so it took me about 2 hours to do the yard.  Now with my Billy Goat, I get it done in about 35 minutes and look super cool doing it.  Okay, well at least the 35 minute part is true.

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04 08 First Nora now Jaime sick!!!

First Nora now Jaime sick!!!

Nora caught her first cold on Monday.  She started getting a runny nose and we noticed she was eating less.  So we had to break out the snot sucker bulb!  Is that a high tech device that's fun for the whole family or what?  Good news is Nora really makes some fantastically cute sounds when sick....

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04 05 The many faces of Nora

The many faces of Nora

Oh poor little Nora.   Jaime spent a few minutes blowing in Nora's face as she cried.  Nice huh?  Yeah, I tried to stop her.  I was like "Hey, here's a suggestion. Why don't you feed the baby to make her stop crying or something" and Jaime replied "F U, Nora's pain and frustration is entertainment....

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04 01 Nora in the big tub

Nora in the big tub

Here are some pictures of Nora in the big bath tub.  She enjoys it sooo much more then the little baby tub she has.  Jaime likes it too and said that Nora almost floats but she's not willing to test that for obvious...

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03 28 Quote of the moment

Just so there is never a second thought, our sorrow does not mean we do not want to share in your joys. For our friends with children, please continue to send us photos and give us updates on those special moments. Going through all of this only reminds us how precious and fragile.....

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goodentree    /ˈgo͝odənˌtrēˈ/   noun

derived from our last name: Gooden and the idea of a family tree We came up with the name after we made the decision to start a family (have a child).
When Nora was born and diagnosed with the terminal disease SMA, her story quickly spread, and goodentree became established.