NICU: 96 Hour Journey Like No Other (photo journal)

[NICU: a neonatal intensive care unit] There are no words I can put together right now to describe all the rollercoaster emotions I am feeling. It’s a mixture of seeing Alyssa in NICU, having Ava visit me at the hospital but still seeing how sad she is because her sister and I can’t come home…

Alyssa’s Birth Story

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” —Bob Marley If you haven’t been keeping up with my pregnancy journey in my prior blog posts, I will give you a quick background: This third pregnancy I found out at 20 weeks I had complete placenta previa. What is placenta…

Placenta Previa – pt II

In my previous blog post I talked about placenta previa and what it was. I first found out and was diagnosed complete placenta previa at 20 weeks, and again at 24 weeks with my follow-up. Since then, I’ve had a few more ultrasounds with my last one at 34 weeks pregnant being the most stressful.…

Raising a Threenager

Ava, my oldest, turned 3 in January. She has always been my coddled babe and that may be why she is the way she is. She was my firstborn, my husband’s first daughter. She’s the only one whom I breastfed for as long as I did (18 months). She’s dramatic, sassy, stubborn, sweet yet can…

Itzy Ritzy: Milk Boss Review

This feeding support pillow is like no other. When I first had Ava, I used the typical boppy as a feeding pillow to support her and my arms while breastfeeding. I never could find the right angle with it and she dealt with horrible reflux. Thus, I ended up scratching the boppy and having to…

3rd Baby: What is Complete Placenta Previa?

I haven’t posted much about my current pregnancy as I have been digesting everything that’s happened the past couple weeks. At my 20 week anatomy scan, we got to see our baby and re-confirm we are having our third girl. I had a blood test done around 14 weeks that told me the same thing,…

Our Growing Family

And our family continues to grow. Baby #3 was definitely a surprise. By the time he/she is born, Amelia will only be 11 months. I’m petrified to have “Irish twins” — babies close in age. Ava and Amelia are about 2 years and 4 months apart; that was a bit tough to handle in the…