a little place I’d like to call…

home.

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no we are not moving into this house, although i sure can dream that we would (pretty please!). been spending more time on blogger for a good bit now and kinda finding it works better for us and is maybe a tad easier for this family-on-the-go. so with that, we have found our internet home and it’s not the least bit different, just added an “s.” haha! we welcome you into our home and sure do hope you’ll stay friends!

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kangaroo care

i’ve been studying lactation for quite some time now in preparation for the exam and came across this sweet video on kangaroo care in malawi. we support kangaroo care at work, but to see it in a place with limited resources (i.e. no incubators) and using the mother as the heat source is truly amazing. it is so precious and amazing what the human body can do!

holistic remedies for babies? help!

this bathing beauty is on the outs lately with horrible deep chest congestion (this is not a picture of the past few days, trust me.. lots of snot involved haha). the nicu nurse in me is very fearful that it is RSV, read here if you’re not familiar. RSV is not nice and can be pretty wicked. i see a lot of flu/virus/cold/awfulness at work and especially this time of year. her cold has not gotten worse, but it also has not gotten better. i’m looking for some ideas on holistic remedies recommended for infants? any momma’s have some tricks of the trade they’d like to share? i’ve heard clove and eucalyptus oil with a vaporizer can help and you know i’m doing steam showers, vaporizers, and chest physical therapy like it’s my job (again the nicu nurse in me ha!). i hope my little lady feels better soon because it sure does break my little heart to not be with her every day when she doesn’t feel well.

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that’s a little lady right there!

 

our little lady turned 7 months this past week! i swear the first picture she looks like such a big girl there, goodness not ready for that. and the second… well… baby girl this is just the beginning, stage mom forever!

dear sweet clementine,

this month was quite a busy one! each day we see more and more of your sassy personality come out and it’s so fun to see. this month, you’ve matured into quite the eater still and are slowly but surely becoming interested in food beyond your delicious purees. you’ve started sitting up without any help and are playing on the ground. you sure do love your pup so much and constantly reach out for her to play with. we’ve started having you hand zoey cookies because you love to pet her so much and sometimes she’s not too interested, that is unless you have a cookie ;) although you tried eating the cookie this morning, ha! your babbling continues and has quite the high octaves lately..you love to be involved in every conversation (must of taken after papa there! ha!). you are starting to do some backward worm crawling but have not mastered the crawling yet (bless you because we haven’t baby proofed the best yet!). we love you so much sweet girl, and thanks for hanging in there while momma took your pictures!

xo

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friday..you’re cute

thank goodness it’s friday and no work this weekend! we’ve got some fun plans ahead – birthday parties and brunches..with maybe a little zoo action. what’s making this day so great also is that this momma got the part time position at work!! self high fives for everyone! super excited about it and spending more time with our little lady. however, it doesn’t start till beginning of february..but i think i can make it now with some light at the end of the tunnel!

we’d really love some snow here in DC soon, preferably a weekend momma is home :) clementine is not impressed by this warmer weather haha! this grumps makes me crack up every time and also reminds me of this.

hope you’re off to a great weekend friends!

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happy holidays from us!

really loved our picture this year, even though zoey (the pup) would rather search for possums outside than participate! zoey did make the card of course. ha! found some really sweet and reasonable designs on shutterfly. here is a sneak peak of the holiday card for this year, coming to a mailbox near you :)

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xo

hart + sew

i’ve been loving hart + sew for some time and they just released a holiday giveaway that one cannot resist! santa knows i’ve been a good momma this year, maybe we’re on the good list because the sweet little lady dresses on her site are to die for.. i mean seriously people how cute would clementine be in this number? gah! it’s too much cuteness!

world prematurity day!

happy world prematurity day! im honored to care for the little ones at work and truly lucky we have the support of the march of dimes, medical teams and staff, and families. after having a premature baby myself, it makes me appreciate all that we do even more for premature babies. now let’s hug our little ones today and remember those that cannot be with us!

xo

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fingers and toes crossed

there are some good things that have been happening lately! as many know, ive really been having a tough time with this full time work, days off momma solo, studying for lactation exam (part two), running of course, somewhere sleep, and part super hero. im beyond beat. but don’t get me wrong, i love what i do! those babies, mommas, and lactation education make me happy. however, the opportunity to work part time has been something ive been wanting, begging, crying, praying for…you name it and ive done it. there may be some light in the tunnel though because they released two part time positions and i am so hopeful. it’s not worked out in the past yet (applied for a few now ha!) but every time im hopeful and even more this time. ive always been an optimist and at this point all i have is hope (well and my fingers and toes crossed ha!). so maybe this year, all ill ask santa for is this position… to stay home more with my little lady, maybe a little more sleep (sleep is always a good thing, i miss it!), and time for some more fun (been dying to break out this new sewing machine!!). positive thoughts and some toe crossing for me guys!!

xo