Articles in Category: Nora Updates

02 23 Nora weighs in..

Nora weighs in..

Nora had her 1 month appointment today with the Doc.  She weighs 8 pounds 10 ounces now!  That's almost 2 pounds in 1 month.  I guess Jaime's milk supply is the top shelf  grade-A stuff.  I'll have to take Nora's word on that though....

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02 20 Nora almost a month old!

Nora almost a month old!

Here is little Nora at about a day short of a month.  I'm not down with the incremental baby age numbers most parents throw out.  Like "She's 89 months old".   Ohh so she's like 7 then?

The most important landmark in Nora life (so far) came on Thursday night when she slept in her own room the first time.....

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02 13 Nora's 3 week Valentine

Nora's 3 week Valentine

Well three weeks have crawled by (pun intended)!  It feels like it's been so much longer but then the reduced sleeping/work schedule is tough.  I think Jaime is almost officially sick of every daytime television show too.  She is really....

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02 10 Happy Birthday TJ!

Happy 33rd Birthday TJ!

It turns out that Nora does not care much about holidays and birthdays.  She will probably be spending much of daddy's birthday sleeping since she was up most of the night last night....

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02 08 Nora's day out

Nora's day out

We took Nora for her first outside world trip this weekend.  Our friends Brandon and Sara had their little boy on Friday.  We went to see them in the hospital and Nora bummed a ride.  You know things change....

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02 05 Nora 2 weeks old

Nora 2 weeks old

Here is little Nora at almost two weeks old.  She was born at 3:25am on Friday morning but this is close enough to count.  These were taken after a  huge crying fit so her eyes are a little red.  I sent Jaime out of house......

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02 03 Nora's first snow

Nora's first snow

Well the honeymoon is over.  All the grandparents help has officially left and Jaime and I are on our own with Nora. Also just to mark the occasion, Knoxville received 2 inches of snow today.  Parenting is going well save today since Nora.....

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01 26 Nora 3 days old

Nora 3 days old

Well Nora is almost officially 3 days old now.  Parenting is just as hard as everyone says it is.  Jaime's milk came in so we should start going more then an hour or two between feedings.  She is pooping more frequently then I ever thought possible but the diaper process is still pretty fun since it's...

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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.