Daily, Holidays, Madeline

Best.Gift.Ever.

This little girl right here is the very best gift I could have ever asked for.  In her 37 weeks out (plus 38 weeks in) she has filled so many of the empty and broken places in my heart. Her laugh is the most beautiful sound that I have ever heard and the way she… Continue reading Best.Gift.Ever.

Daily, Parenting, Rant

Stop Comparing and Just Support

I think I'm in too many different "mom" groups on Facebook.  Car seats, diapers, breast feeding, baby wearing, etc. there is so much drama.  How about we all just raise our babies the best way we can and try to support each other in the process. I cloth diaper - that doesn't mean you have… Continue reading Stop Comparing and Just Support

Daily, Parenting After Loss, Pregnancy After Loss

Overcoming the Fear

As I saw this come across my Facebook wall this morning, I couldn't help but think of this in terms of my pregnancy with Madeline after losing Joshua. Losing Joshua was a horrible, awful nightmare.  It was my world crumbling.  It was life crashing down around me.  It was dreams ending.  It was the worst… Continue reading Overcoming the Fear

Daily, Letters to Maddy, Madeline, Parenting After Loss

Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up

Your little hand's wrapped around my finger And it's so quiet in the world tonight Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret I'd give all I have, honey If you could stay like that Oh… Continue reading Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up

Daily, Madeline, Parenting

WBW 2014

Today is the kick off of World Breastfeeding Week. As of today I have nursed Madeline for 114 days. That is about 113 days more than I thought I would. We have fought thrush (twice), a shallow and painful latch, and a myriad of other issues that made me want to quit at least a… Continue reading WBW 2014

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Madeline’s Story

I was honored to be asked by Lindsey to share Madeline's birth story over on her new site Pregnancy After Loss Support. The familiar wave of nausea had hit me hard. I crawled back in bed only to find myself huddled in the bathroom once again five minutes later. I had one test left from… Continue reading Madeline’s Story

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Three Months

Dear Madeline, You are 3 months old! I can hardly believe it. We have made it through one quarter of a year with you. You are such an amazing little baby and I just feel so blessed each day I get to spend with you. At 3 months you are almost rolling over, but you… Continue reading Three Months

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Two Months

Dear Madeline, I can't hardly believe it has been two months since I first saw your beautiful face. You have made these last two months so much fun for your daddy and me. While we are often tired, we would gladly have a thousand more sleepless nights as long as it means you are happy… Continue reading Two Months

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One Month

Dear Madeline, Today you are one month old! I can't believe how fast time has flown by. It really does seem like only yesterday that we were hearing your cry for the very first time. This past month has been such a complete joy for your daddy and me. We have been amazed by you… Continue reading One Month

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The Weight of the Matter

When Madeline was born she weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Quite a good size for a 38 weeker. At one day old she was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and the day we went home she was 7 pounds, 1 ounce. At her one week appointment she was back up to 7 pounds, 4 ounces and… Continue reading The Weight of the Matter