There are an almost-insurmountable number of decisions for first-time parents. White noise machine? Wipe warmer? Sleep sack? Bassinet? In the midst of all of these decisions, one thing I was certain of was my plan to try to breastfeed. Unfortunately, all of my book-reading, class-attending, and video-watching could not prepare me for the many (MANY!) hurdles in those early days of breastfeeding.Read More
Gracie decided to surprise my husband and me on Mother’s Day, 7 weeks before her due date.
We were admitted into the NICU and I was cautioned by my doctor that there was a chance that pumping and breastfeeding would be a major challenge for us.Read More
Prior to having Finley, I thought to myself that breastfeeding was going to be a breeze. It’s natural; what could be so hard? I had no idea that Finley and my breastfeeding journey would go the way it did.
I hope that by me sharing our story that I can give hope to another mother to continue one more day.Read More
At my 20 week ultrasound appointment all I could think about was the excitement of seeing my healthy baby and learning the gender. I never considered that we'd get a diagnosis for a defect.
Defect. That word was an instant dagger into my perfectionist, "type A" heart. I'd already failed my baby.Read More
"looking back at those first 67 days in the NICU, I am in awe of the village of nursing moms and breastfeeding supporters that helped us along the way"Read More