Did Someone Just Punch Me In My Gut

On this day I was getting a sonogram. I have to say that the best baby doctor visits are when you get to see your baby! As the sonographer rolled the mouse like contraption on my stomach, my husband and I looked at our baby girl with such a delight. She was the cutest little bug we had ever seen! She pointed out her little fingers and toes and told us her measurements and her predicted weight. As she was moving the contraption my husband and I were just chatting amongst ourselves when we noticed … [Read more...]

Meet Lexi My CHD Hero

Meet Lexi... She is my Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Hero!   She was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot when she was around 4-5 months old in my tummy. She was a tiny baby that did not want to grow so the doctor decided to bring her into the world a few weeks early.    At 4 pounds and 12 ounces she was the cutest baby in the entire world. Sadly, she was born with more issues that were not related to her heart so she had to stay an extra 2 weeks in the NICU until she started to gain … [Read more...]

Don’t Judge: I Rescued a Dog and Gave It Back

Yes, you read it right, my husband and I rescued a dog from a No Kill Shelter and four months later returned it. We knew we were moving to a home with three acres and wanted a dog that could hang out on the land and grow up with our girls. At first my husband was looking at a really expensive breed that did not shed. This breed was adorable and cute, but really really obnoxiously expensive! Thankfully he had a friend tell him about a No Kill Shelter located in the city we lived in.On the … [Read more...]

CHD Awareness Week February 7- 14

CHD = Congenital Heart DefectMy oldest daughter, from the second set of kids, was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. She was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot and was lucky enough to only have to have one operation to repair her heart; where as other people/ kids are not so lucky.I read a blog post that was shared by another 'Heart Mom' and all I could think of was 'THIS IS AN AWESOME IDEA!'. So with that said, I am going to share the post with you and hope that you share it and I encourage … [Read more...]