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80's Nostalgia

80’s Nostalgia

I always wanted to have a daughter, and had always imagined all the fun things we’d get to do together. I never imagined that part of that would include the glory of purchasing so many of the toys that I grew up with! Seriously though, have you guys been to Target lately? (I’m sure in […]

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Life after the NICU

Life After the NICU

Having a baby in the NICU is scary and the days can seem endless. But thankfully for many babies, there’s a happy ending, and after days, weeks, or months it’s time to go home! As a preemie parent, time to go home is both exciting and terrifying! Here are some of the changes/things you may experience: You’re […]

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think about questions before you ask

Think About Questions…Before You Ask

“Are you in college?”  “Are you pregnant yet?” “How old is she?” These might not seem like insensitive or awkward questions, but they can be.  All of the questions written above are questions I’ve gotten or people I know have gotten, and they’ve all caused some awkwardness or sadness. In the case of “Are you […]

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no naps when mommys home

No Naps When Mommy’s Home!

My daughter has two schedules – the weekday schedule and the weekend schedule. During the week, her grandpap watches her, and she typically takes two naps a day. On weekends, she’s up from fairly early in the morning until 11 pm or so! My husband and I don’t intentionally disrupt her standard weekday schedule, but our […]

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low supply

Low Supply

Is there ever a time when low supply is good? Perhaps, but I can tell you for sure that it’s not good when referring to breast milk! This isn’t your typical, breastfeed/don’t breastfeed/don’t-breastfeed-that-long type of post. I’m all for whatever anyone wants to do. This is about the struggle of having a low milk supply.  […]

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the new normal

The New Normal

It’s crazy how you don’t know what your normal is (or was) until there’s a new normal. I’ve experienced it a few times in my life. Up until 2015, the most notable times were when we moved across the country, then moved to another state, then to another (no, we’re not a military family, we […]

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Bonding with my Preemie

Every mom-to-be hears about “the instant bond” she’ll have with her baby from the second the pregnancy test is positive. Parents love to say things like, “It’s a love like you’ve never known,” “It’s overwhelming,” and “It was love at first sight.” I Googled “mother baby bond” and got 1,350,000 search results. Clearly this is […]

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