Category: Mama Experience

+

World Prematurity Day: What it means to be a preemie parent.

You are probably wondering why I am posting a picture of Anastasia next to a jar of peanut butter. This jar of peanut butter weighs 2 lbs and 8oz. Almost 8 months ago Anastasia was born weighing only 7oz more than this jar(2lbs 15oz). In fact, in the first few days of her life her weight dropped until she actually did weigh as much … Read More World Prematurity Day: What it means to be a preemie parent.

+

Weekly Discussion: What’s your happiness?

The WW weekly discussion topic this week was Get Happier, Get Healthier. Because when you’re happier, it doesn’t seem as hard to move around more, or make healthy choices, its as if they come naturally, and these choices that you make which make you feel good can also inspire you to keep going and in turn continue feeding into your happiness. So what is … Read More Weekly Discussion: What’s your happiness?

+

Weekly Discussion: Sleep Well

Yesterday was another successful weigh in at my Wednesday WW meeting. Down 3lbs this week and it’s amazing! This weeks discussion is a little trick though. The subject for this week is Sleep Well I mean, we’ve all heard the studies about how you need to get 7,8,9 hours of sleep in order to be productive. Well, this isn’t just a healthy, weight-loss blog. … Read More Weekly Discussion: Sleep Well

Eyes Peeled… Roly Poly Baby

So. I had a bad dream that Anastasia fell off the bed. As a first time mother this is a terrible dream and something I have been especially paranoid about. I do not leave her unattended on the bed what-so-ever, but it was still a scary dream. But I learned this weekend that my little girl is definitely a roly-poly-baby. She’s not crawling but … Read More Eyes Peeled… Roly Poly Baby

+

Return of the elusive date night…

This is not an advice post. This is more of a question to any mamas and readers out there. When did you bring back date-night after having your baby? Truth is, with Anastasia being born prematurely, the first 3 months we would often get dinner together before going to visit. Josh would try to get me out of the house whenever he could to … Read More Return of the elusive date night…

+

The Big 6 – Where has the time gone?

That’s right! My little Anastasia has officially turned 6 Months old! Honestly, where has this time gone? I cannot even begin to fathom the idea that my little girl is already half a year old. I’ve had her for 6 Months already! She has come a long way from that tiny 2lb 15oz little peanut. She is now 13.5 lbs and 24 inches long. … Read More The Big 6 – Where has the time gone?

+

Hurricane Florence: What to stock up on for your infant!

Hi everyone, this is going to be a short one because I don’t know how long my electricity is going to last. As many of you know the east coast is being hammered by Hurricane Florence, which thank God has weakened to a category 1 hurricane but is still doing some pretty hefty damage. I live 2 hours from the North Carolina coast so … Read More Hurricane Florence: What to stock up on for your infant!

+

Spots, spots, everywhere: Oral Thrush, what to do, how to prevent it.

Hello Everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone for a while. The reasons behind my disappearance is that our poor little Anastasia has oral thrush. We caught it one night when I picked her up from her grandmas house after work. She was very cranky and screaming when we would try to give her, her pacifier. That’s when we noticed the tiny little white spots all … Read More Spots, spots, everywhere: Oral Thrush, what to do, how to prevent it.

+

3 things I missed out on due to Pre-Eclampsia: A mental health review

There are some things that not all, but many, pregnant women do while pregnant in celebration of their upcoming motherhood. Due to severe early onset Pre-Eclampsia, there are three of these ‘big-ticket’ things that I missed out on. For starters, I was hospitalized the week of my baby-shower and told that I would not be leaving the hospital until I delivered (goal was 34weeks). … Read More 3 things I missed out on due to Pre-Eclampsia: A mental health review

+

Sleep! Beautiful Sleep!

One of the best feelings in the world is waking up in the morning fully rested and realizing your little one has slept through the night. Immediately followed by the instant moment of panic that little one slept through the night. Which results in you checking to make sure they are ok, which usually ends up with them waking up and screaming because they realized … Read More Sleep! Beautiful Sleep!

+

Your shadow is watching: teaching by example.

I was thinking about my reflections on this weeks weekly topic and started to think, how can I teach Anastasia to love her self, and have confidence in herself, when I do not have the confidence or self-esteem myself. As you read in my previous post you know that this is something I struggle with but am improving and self reflecting. But to piggy-back off … Read More Your shadow is watching: teaching by example.

+

The 6PM Switch: a discussion about colic, gripe water, and gas drops.

That’s right our poor little girl had a mild case of colic. Colic, if you don’t know, is a condition in which baby’s will cry for hours at a time with no clear cause. It usually happens at around the same time every day and although our girl’s case was a mild one (usually we are able to finally calm her down after 2 or 3 hours at most) there are some tips and tricks that we learned to help us along the way. 

%d bloggers like this: