Two Ding Dongs and a Hoho

Parenting takes a lot of energy, endurance, and quick thinking. As I lay here, sick, I could not help but notice how tired and defeated my husband looks and it is only 2 in the afternoon. This is our daily. You have a household to run, bills to pay, work, kids, pets, and maybe a…

Prematurity Awareness Month

As I write this, I’m actually getting a little misty-eyed. Every ailment has an awareness month, week, or day. They are there so that people can have a relatable day/week/month where they can talk to others experiencing the same. My babies look like normal babies, and they are to a degree, but it is not…

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

So, if you’re reading this, you more than likely know that our (hubby and my) life has been absolute chaos on roids riding a bike on fire through your living room, up the stairs, and into the bathroom where you keep all of your precious cosmetics and facial things. Not you? Ok, well, that’s my…

Why Babies are Cute

Both of my babies wear helmets to help mold their heads back to a more rounded shape versus having dish pan heads. The girls are growing, but the helmets are not, so appointments need to be fulfilled in order to shave the inside of the helmets to fit their heads. They f$%&ing hate it to…

The Intoxicating and Addictive Allure of a Baby

With my first Mother’s Day behind me, and a huge move across the country just days ahead, I found myself thinking about the adventure we are about to embark on. The next chapter of our lives includes a road trip with two cars and two babies. At nine months old, they are still technically six…

23 and 4

At 19 and 6, it was glaringly obvious to all of the doctors that modified bed rest was the best thing. I was no longer driving, was working from home, and was to have minimal movement up and down stairs. Pfffffffft. No one is going to tell me when I can and cannot have a…

Micro Preemie Babies are Hard, Y’all

I know it’s been eons since I have written anything. To be honest, hubby and I have been through absolute hell the past 7 months. Between several visits to the hospital due to premature labor/bleeding, emergency c-section, a 92-day NICU stay that included heart surgery on both babies in their first week of life, taking…

I Provide for My Babies

I almost cried looking into my empty fridge. That is a single bottle of 20ml’s of milk, barely an ounce. I made that for my babies. Having micro preemie babies in the NICU has more of an effect than anyone can imagine. It’s not just the emotions driving their care, safety, and lives, it’s also…

Episodic Rage

If you know me, you know I can be dramatic. I’m a worrier; I get overwhelmed easily and can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. When I’m overwhelmed, the first thing to go is the cell phone. If I have zero time for me, I have zero time for you. Couple that with…

A Tour, a Meltdown, and a Precursor to Pre-Term Labor

For the week following our visit with Dr. Hill, we tried to get a tour of the hospital I’d be delivering at (conveniently across the street from my MFM Specialists). It was tough, to be honest, as there seemed to be all of these barriers to getting a damn tour. The hospital was just converted…