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Tips for NICU Parents;

Tips for NICU Parents

December 23, 2016

Leaving the NICU is just as unnerving as it is relieving! Here are a few items that helped us through the transition.

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mother’s day 2016;

mother’s day 2016

May 8, 2016

Today is a day when moms are celebrated, while the "hopeful mom" or the moms who have lost, ache with a pain they can't express...it hurts holding it in.

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not a toddler;

not a toddler

April 5, 2016

Surely she's still considered a baby. I'll decide when she's a toddler...

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eating all the things;

eating all the things

March 12, 2016

She's attempted to eat a long-dead lizard, pine needles, spider legs, R2D2, essential oily jar bottle caps, and other things that prove she's SUPER smart.

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best dad’s birthday;

best dad’s birthday

March 10, 2016

Best day off with my two faves. We took a "holiday" from our jobs to celebrate Kyler's birthday. Love having a job that allows this freedom!

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5 health success tips for your littles;

5 health success tips for your littles

March 7, 2016

Get more sleep. Work can wait. People can wait. Laundry and dishes can wait. Get in lots of snuggle time. Cuddles and love have the strongest healing power.

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home will be my favorite;

home will be my favorite

December 11, 2014

"I like to smell her and listen to her hum songs fro hours. She stares at me and smiles until I fall asleep. I love Mom and Dad. I love life. Home will be my favorite."

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twice her birthweight;

twice her birthweight

Born 765 grams (1 lb 11 oz), now 1535 grams (3 lb 6 oz). Now 15" (born 12"). Today Mom left the freezer slightly open for a few hours...40 bottles tossed. Tears.

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back to isolation;

back to isolation

December 10, 2014

"Back to isolation we go... positive staph/MRSA results. Brand new hospital protocol requires it. I'm changing things around here, people."

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update from journey;

update from journey

Is there a way to earn a living by stretching? I'm so good at that. I can stretch fast and slow. I push up when I'm on my tummy. There's really no stretch I cannot do.

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first update from journey rose;

first update from journey rose

December 9, 2014

"No one better take my doll. She's so tiny. Makes me feel big and strong. I love her."

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first baby doll;

first baby doll

She has a lot of hair on her head. It's red like my Dad's. So very VERY special to me. And look at all the precious lanugo all over her body.

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tiny hats;

tiny hats

"We need to keep her head warm." *giggles*

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video: baby sneezes;

video: baby sneezes

December 8, 2014

video: Journey has her daddy's temperament. So far. And I adore her. Tears... Oh, those sneezes.

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staph / MRSA infection;

staph / MRSA infection

Her throat culture results show MRSA / staph infection.

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raw post;

raw post

Can't return calls or texts. Hope people understand. All I can do well is repeat "my baby" to no one around over and over.

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grateful for kitten cries;

grateful for kitten cries

December 7, 2014

She lost a little weight so she's back under 3 lbs (1350 grams). Grateful for her cute little kitten cries.

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first time picking her up;

first time picking her up

December 6, 2014

video: She's been handed to me 13 times, but I've never picked her up and held her, until tonight, December 6, 2014. What a JOY!

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Introducing journey rose;

Introducing journey rose

October 19, 2014

Born 1 lb 11 oz (765 grams) and 12.25 in. long, our little 24+6 week baby girl changed it all. We had no idea what we were getting into when I went in at 23 weeks, 2 days...

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leading up to our baby’s early arrival;

leading up to our baby’s early arrival

October 5, 2014

This post chronicles October 6-16, 2014 -- my stay in the Santa Monica UCLA Labor & Delivery unit.

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Holidays and Loss;

Holidays and Loss

December 18, 2013

I want to honor you for surviving your pain each day.

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Honest Truth? Sad Tonight.;

Honest Truth? Sad Tonight.

November 26, 2013

We 'should' have a 5-month -old goo-goo-ing while we decorate for the holidays. And every day.

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Joy from Sorrow;

Joy from Sorrow

September 30, 2013

What brings you the greatest JOY? The thing you're really passionate about? I'm not always good at it, because I also find great joy in people helping me!

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Be Cautious about Memory Foam;

Be Cautious about Memory Foam

September 15, 2013

This is our personal story about our memory foam mattress.

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