On Sept. 4, 2006, Madeline "Sadie" entered the world with a congenital heart defect known as TGA. This blog began as a way to chronicle Sadie's struggles and triumphs, her sister Katie’s adjustments and our reactions. But it turned into something else - a way to reconnect, to spread CHD awareness and to vent about parenting, work and daily life. Now that I've started blogging, I can't seem to stop - I enjoy writing here, and it keeps me slightly more sane. Slightly.