#motherhood, pPROM Story

But that’s normal, right?

At this point, I'm sure your feed is filled with survival hacks for the COVID quarantine or DIY haircuts that are definitely bound to piss off your hairdresser, I thought I'd go another direction and talk about a taboo topic no one wants to talk about because it makes them way too vulnerable... mental health. … Continue reading But that’s normal, right?

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That Totally Righteous Hippy Girl

In between my hormonal new mom crying fits, Audrey had several doctors appointments after her NICU stay; Pediatrician, NICU follow up, cardiologist and orthopedic. We were going to at least one appointment a week for the first couple months having her home, but by four months we managed to cross those appointments off our calendar… Continue reading That Totally Righteous Hippy Girl

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It changes you

One thing I've heard before but never really understood, or could even begin to understand, was the saying "the NICU life changes you." Before you had kids you, could understand how a Mom would go to the ends of the Earth for her child. Before you had kids, you could understand why parents liked taking… Continue reading It changes you

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Unprepared

I want you to think about one of the most difficult things that has ever happened to you. It doesn't matter if it's a big or small thing, whatever was particularly difficult for you. Now in one word describe that experience. The word that best describes my experience on September 26th, 2018 is... Unprepared. Honestly,… Continue reading Unprepared

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Next stop, Babytown! Well maybe…

**This post is a little TMI so if you don't like the words: vagina or cervix or any other word associated with childbirth, you should probably just move along. I'm also NOT a nurse or doctor so anything I say in this post should NOT be used as treatment or diagnosis or otherwise. I'm simply… Continue reading Next stop, Babytown! Well maybe…

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Room With A View

The following three weeks after our last MFM appointment were pretty uneventful. We stayed positive and put together the baby's furniture and decorated her room. But it wasn't completely void of a few negative thoughts... "I really hope we will have a baby to sleep in this crib." "Don't open everything just in case we… Continue reading Room With A View

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Nice to Finally Meet You

A month went by with no other complications and at this appointment with the MFM we would get to see our baby again. By this time we were due for the anatomy scan. This is the point in the pregnancy where they measure baby's arms, legs, head, belly, and check for any (other) abnormalities. The… Continue reading Nice to Finally Meet You

pPROM Story

The Day The Rain Came

A couple days after my water broke I had an appointment with a Material-Fetal Medicine (MFM) doctor. These type of doctors take care of pregnancies with more severe conditions with either unborn babies and/or moms; conditions like pPROM. We weren't really sure what to expect from this type of appointment. So far our appointments for… Continue reading The Day The Rain Came