First comes love…
Then comes marriage…
Then comes a baby in a baby carriage!
The shortcoming of that charming little rhyme is that it doesn’t tell what comes next.
Happily ever after is always more complicated than it seems. Shortly after we brought Jacob home we found ourselves in the NICU treating him for a rare metabolic genetic disorder called citrullinemia. I knew that having a baby would change my life, but I didn’t know how dramatically.
This blog is about me: wife of Justin, lover of yoga and stinky cheese, teacher of high school history students, graduate of Columbia University, and mother of the awesome and special Jacob (and let’s not forget our fur baby Ben). I am slightly obsessive-compulsive, unashamedly get excited about attending book club, and enjoy drinking Manhattans largely because they are called Manhattans.
But this blog is also also about the courage, faith, and flexilibility required in raising a child with a urea cycle disorder. And probably also raising a child in general. Thank you for reading!