Good dog!

Since Gavin was born, Bailey really has been getting the short end of the stick (you know, the one no-one has thrown for her). She does get some reprieve from her life of boredom with the new baby with frequent trips to Grandpa’s house but that’s honestly the highlight of her life right now. Bailey’s life before the baby: With […]

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Gavin’s Healthy Heart!

During one of the high-definition ultrasounds that I received while pregnant with Gavin, they had discovered that he had a VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect). That means he had a hole in the wall of his heart which seperates the ventricles. Congential heart disease. VSDs come in a variety of sizes, each with specific attributes that may or may not require […]

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Gavin’s first tooth!

Thank God Gavin finally got his first tooth! He’s had symptoms of teething since he was 2 months old! Now, 7 months later, he’s got his first tooth and the second one is not far behind! He’s had to work hard for this victory and it’s probably no coincidence that we read him my very favorite childhood book about a […]

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It’s back to work I go!

After taking the last 9 months off work to be a full time mom to my brand new preemie, Gavin, I’m going back to work! By the way, it’s not like I “simply” had a baby and took 9 lovely months of planned maternity leave. It’s more like I was just living my life when my water spontaneously broke 8 […]

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Cloth diapers. Really.

Its been about 4 months since i started and it turns out that i may have over reacted. Cloth diapering is not nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. The online support group has been amazing. Not a question has been left unanswered and I have not had any real problems yet! PLUS, a friend of […]

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Cloth diapers? Really?

My “natural, whenever possible.” focused mind has been toying with the idea of cloth diapers all along but I simply haven’t wanted to deal with the mess and extra work. I’ve got enough on my plate and I deserve for something to be easy! I knew disposables are said to have “bad” chemicals and after my husband and I did […]

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Lets talk about teeth!

Sometimes teeth are no fun for anyone. Like…REALLY no fun. Thankfully, I have a few tricks that have worked really well for us! Instead of turning to something we’d rather not be putting into our babes’ bodies, they can get some sweet relief from essential oils. For young babies, apply diluted Frankincense, Copaiba, or Orange to the gums and along […]

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