Mama, I’ve Been There

Mama, I’ve Been There

I want to be honest and upfront about something so many don’t talk about- postpartum depression and delayed bonding with a new baby. There’s such a stigma around this topic, especially with mamas like myself who have previously lost a child. “Cherish every moment” “Don’t take it for granted” “It goes by so quickly” “The [...]

Seizure

Seizure

Last night at around 10:30pm I heard the sound of Phoenix gagging, then crying out on the monitor to her room. I rushed in expecting to see her standing up at the edge of her crib throwing a tantrum about bedtime. I was fully prepared to scold her and lay her back down. Instead I [...]

Postpartum

Postpartum

We are exhausted over here adjusting to life with three babes, two who are under two. It has been a pretty rough journey. Phoenix has always been a TERRIBLE sleeper, and Valorie only sleeps for 20-30 minutes at a time. Vallie is our fourth baby, the third non-sleeper. We’ve been through this many times and [...]

Still Here

Yesterday was one week since our PICU admittance with Vallie. I haven’t posted since we were discharged, because if I’m being completely honest, I’ve needed some emotional recovery. Recognizing how close we’d been to losing her, to losing another child, is deafening. When she was her sickest, they had rushed us through the ER, and [...]