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Blackhawks’ “One Goal” commercial

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

This commercial gives me the chills.

If I were one of those kids, I’d have passed out from seeing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane at my hockey practice.  But it’s refreshing to see the advancement of youth hockey in recent years, and it’s nice to see the Blackhawks players getting involved in the community.  Hockey’s popularity is growing exponentially; makes me even more impatient to get Lucia on skates!

Posted by Francesca

The newest addition to our family

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009



Everyone, meet Lucia Madeline.  She was born on Friday, March 6th, 2009, at 4:34 PM.  She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches.  Lucia is beautiful and healthy but getting her into this world was not easy for her or for me.

My due date was March 30th but throughout my pregnancy, I’d heard that I should plan on delivering earlier than that.  So when I went in for a routine ultrasound on March 4th, I wasn’t surprised when the doctor told me he was sending me to OB Triage to begin the induction process.  The baby needed to be delivered ASAP because it was discovered during the ultrasound that the amniotic fluid was too low.  I called all the family members, Dad hopped on a flight from Arizona, and by 5:30 that night, there was no turning back.  For the next thirty-six hours or so, I was given a concoction of labor-inducing treatments, and on Thursday evening, the epidural was inserted.  Finally at approximately noon on Friday, I had dilated to ten centimeters.  It was time to start pushing.  [read on]