Last Sunday my baby officially turned one year old.  It’s been a difficult year on so many levels I’m not even sure where to start. I have so many feelings surrounding Matthew’s birthday and I’m guessing that there are other 2020 moms who feel similarly. Here is just a taste of some of the feelings…

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Some of you are likely about to think I’ve completely lost my mind but I’m about to tell you about how much I LOVE the way my baby smells.  Ok – before you decide if I’m crazy or not let me clarify – I don’t mean his dirty diapers because man – those could clear…

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My last blog post, read it here, was about my gratitude towards my ability to breastfeed my 10 month old son.  He is thriving on breastmilk and is quite the chunky monkey – as we affectionately refer to him.  He is over a whopping 19lbs – much larger and heavier than my first son was…

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A couple of days ago a good friend sent me a text “please tell me it’s ok to stop nursing, I am drowning” or something to that effect. It got me thinking. We are so hard on ourselves. I mean we were hard on ourselves pre-covid but now? This situation we are living in is…

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If you haven’t read my post from last week, please check that out first linked HERE.  My newest baby, Matthew, failed multiple hearing tests at the hospital after birth.  It was devastating and I didn’t know what to expect.  We were referred to the children’s hospital for official testing. When Matthew was about a month…

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When you are a brand new mom you have so much running through your mind.  Your body and emotions are both raw and tired and the last thing that you want to hear is that your newborn isn’t “perfect.”  My son turned 6 months old this week.  You might have read my previous post about…

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Lately, the topic of plane travel seems to come up often in my online mom support groups.  Obviously given the current situation (ya know being a pandemic and all) few people are considering pleasure travel.  What many people are considering though is travel to check on elderly family members or to get and bring family…

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If you’ve been following my blog posts for the past couple of months, you have read about some of the ways that my two sons are different – and they are VERY different.  Breastfeeding has been no exception. The learning curve has been a bit easier this time since I do have some experience but…

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If you read my post last week you know that my second son was born in January.  After a rough delivery on Friday morning, we were released on Sunday evening. For a while we weren’t entirely sure if we would be allowed to leave on Sunday because the pediatrician on staff was concerned about my…

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One of the topics that pops up in my mom groups (both in person and on Facebook) all the time is how to know when the time is right to grow your family.  When do you know it’s the right (or wrong) time to add another baby?  The tough part about this question is that…

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