Friday, November 29, 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013 Wrap-Up (A Little Early)

I hope all my American readers had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. Ours was quite pleasant once Henry stopped yelling at my family members, silly boy. (Sometimes he freaks out a bit when people come over).

I didn't have time to work on my novel yesterday, so I sat down to catch up this morning. Long story short: I'm totally stoked because I just finished the second draft of my novel a whole day before the end of NaNoWriMo! 

::does a happy dance::

I'm not satisfied with all of my language choices or the ending, but I can work on that for the next draft.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Henry Is a Little Person

Henry has been officially diagnosed with Russell-Silver Syndrome, which is a form of dwarfism that affects pre- and post-gestational growth and is associated with feeding disorders, speech delay, constipation, short stature and more. We've already been getting help with the feeding problems through prescriptions and OT, and on Wednesday Henry will start his speech therapy through First Steps. So we're already doing everything we need to do for him at this point, and we'll continue to follow up with specialists.

It is GREAT to finally have a definitive diagnosis and know what we're dealing with. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of me!

And I think it's funny that Matt and I prefer short people and now we have a very little person in our family. :)

Life, you crack me up!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

SCRIBE + Children's Mercy

Henry goes to a Children's Mercy clinic once a week or so to visit an OT for his feeding disorder. I love the clinic because it is decorated by SCRIBE, a local graffiti artist, who, it turns out, is also the artist-in-residence at Children's Mercy! It's nice that the clinic we have to go to most often is the most colorful one! Check it out:

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Goal for NaNoWriMo

As many of you know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In 2010, I attempted to write a novel during NaNoWriMo, made a good start, but between one thing and another, I didn't finish until this summer! So for NaNoWriMo this year, my goal is to craft the second draft of my novel by the end of November.

My first draft is 95 pages, single-spaced, so my goal is to edit 3 pages a day, at least. Unfortunately, I've been sick since the end of last month, and so I'm only on page 3 of my second draft at the moment. But I'm feeling better now and am determined to meet my goal!

Wish me luck!

Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo this year?

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Friday, November 1, 2013

May and Henry Go Trick-Or-Treating

Henry and I went trick-or-treating with his friend William (and parents). Henry enjoyed being out and about after dark, seeing all the people, and playing with glowsticks! He only likes M&Ms, so he's generously been sharing his candy with me and Matt.

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