So lets be honest….breastfeeding is hard and takes a lot of work. Disclaimer: I am not an expert. Breastfeeding is not natural for mom or baby; it is learned through experience. Yes, baby is born with a sucking reflex, but that does not mean they know how to breastfeed. Each baby is different, and eachContinue reading Udderly busy milking….
Due to Olivia’s small size, it was determined to induce labor at 38 weeks by our maternal fetal medicine doctor. I had not done much research on medical induction, even though I knew it was a strong possibility for us. I was pretty set on natural induction…………no shock, this little lady is stubborn like herContinue reading Labor and Delivery
We have reached the final stages of pregnancy….I can’t believe we are already here. The first trimester of pregnancy felt like time took forever to pass. This last trimester seems to have flown by….So much has happened in the last couple of weeks. We finalized a due date/induction date and got everything ready for littleContinue reading The last week before delivery
For many reasons, we have decided to use a nanny. I have had a bit of anxiety with the thought of trusting someone to watch Olivia in general, let alone someone we don’t know. We worked so hard for this, but we both work and knew we would eventually need someone to watch teeny miniContinue reading The nanny life is the life for us…
We have had a few appointments since our last update. We are to the point where we have two appointments a week. Olivia had dropped into the 4th percentile for weight but was still growing so she continued to cook. During this pandemic, my husband has not been allowed at appointments. We were shocked atContinue reading Little Update on our Little Nugget
Little teeny peanut is growing and there are some updates since the last blog post. Our teeny Olivia is currently 6th percentile for weight. Her organs are all developing ahead of schedule which is awesome! Her brain is developed 2 weeks ahead of schedule!!…..A tiny smarty pants…. The doctors will start to monitor her growthContinue reading Baby Update!
Planning for little peanut to arrive has not been what we expected it would be. A pandemic broke out and now people are afraid to hug, let alone attend a baby shower. Originally, the baby shower’s (family/friend) were planed for last month. That was all changed due to social distancing and stay at home orders.Continue reading Pandemic VS Baby Shower
This year is my first Mother’s Day where I have a baby on the way, continuing to grow strong on my tummy. I have protected my feelings on Mother’s Day by over celebrating everyone in my life who has had the honor of being a mother. It has focused my attention on the positive aspectsContinue reading Mother’s Day
The day we were 24 weeks…..I had made my cute bumpdate post and I had added to it that if little miss came that day, she would have a 60% chance of survival outside of the womb. How amazing is it that babies can survive outside of the womb that small and underdeveloped…thank you science!Continue reading Labor and Delivery take 1…
Our little stink is officially 24 weeks baked and if she decides to make an appearance, she has over a 50% chance of surviving (right now 60% chance and with each day that number increases). I am in awe that this tiny tiny human could survive without me protecting her in my womb. Between 20Continue reading Baby Update…