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
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
"on this Mother’s Day, I've given myself a gift and swapped out the negativity for some good old fashion self love. i have decided to write myself a Mother’s Day card."Read More
after giving birth at 27 weeks + 5 days, this mama found that pumping gave her a reason to put one foot in front of the other.Read More