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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal Giveaway

There is a line from the Mat Kearney song, Closer to Love that states that we are all "one phone call from our knees..."

It has been a while since I last wrote and I am at a bit of a loss as to how to update. The Dude is doing well and eating like it is business (which it is). Seriously, he gained almost two pounds in the first three weeks, which for all of you non-medical people is a crazy amount for a breastfed baby. He is starting to stare at us more and I can't wait until that first smile!

On a personal level however, our family has gotten some unexpected news regarding his health which has been a blow beyond what we could have ever imagined. We received that  bring-you-to-your-knees phone call a few weeks ago and are still reeling from it. I don't feel comfortable at the present going into details on the blog, but suffice it to say that we covet your prayers right now. We have some big decisions to make that will need a lot of wisdom and support from those who love us and our family. If you want the gory details and you know me personally, you know how to reach me. :-)


Appropriately, I have a giveaway today for a friend's book that is released today. It is appropriate because it speaks deeply to the level of emotion we are experiencing now as a family and how to deal with that day when the bottom of your world falls out.

My friend Michael Kelley wrote a book about his eldest child, Joshua, and their experience with going through a life-changing and faith-changing diagnosis of leukemia. I won't give any spoilers, but I will say that this book has been a comfort to me as I try to process the unexpected news we received. Because I love you guys, and because this family is dear to me, I am giving away three copies of the book!

How to enter:  
  • Leave a comment below about whatever is on your mind = 1 entry (this is the only mandatory entry method). Additionally you can...
  • Become a follower (or stay a follower) = 1 additional entry (mention in your comment if you are a follower!)
  • Tweet about the giveaway with the hashtag #prettynormal = 2 entries (please tag the tweet with @drbabymamadrama and mention in your comment)
  • Blog about it = 5 entries (mention in your comment that you blogged about it!)
Entries close on  MONDAY, MARCH 5th at 11:59 pm. You must live within the United States. Winner will be selected using Random.org. If I don't hear from the winner within 48 hours of contacting them, I will move to the next person on the list, so check your email AND check back on the blog!

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