What to Pack for Unexpected Hospital Stays

This post contains affiliate links. See the full disclosure here.  When my daughter Alexis was born, she was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. After she was born, I knew that we would find ourselves having to stay overnight at the hospital, but sadly I didn't realize how many overnight hospital stays that we would end up having.  The first overnight stay was miserable for our daughter and for us. The hospital stay was unexpected and we had to pack our … [Read more...]

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...]

Oh Dear GOD What Did I Just Sit On

I am the type of person that is constantly rushing, moving and not always paying attention to my surroundings. It is a very bad habit that has caused me to step on puppies, run into 'short people' (aka toddlers), literally run into walls and a lot of other preventable accidents. Saturday afternoon was no different; actually it was a little different. Oh wait, who am I kidding, Saturday was A LOT different!Saturday I was wrapping up orders from my Sassy Bratz business. I had ribbon, product, … [Read more...]

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