Annie’s NICU Journey

Annie’s NICU Journey

Only the beginning. We learned of her defect at 16 weeks due to an abnormal bloodwork result. Followed by numerous doctor visits, sonograms, and a transfer to a children’s hospital post birth so she could have the best care possible. At 36 weeks and 3 days, Annie came into the world only to be whisked [...]

My Birth Journey | Omphalocele Awareness

My Birth Journey | Omphalocele Awareness

Hello January 31st due date. While you came into the world 4 weeks earlier, it’s very fitting to write this in honor of Omphalocele Awareness Day. Justin and I went to his coaches’ holiday dinner January 5th. We had discussed taking our pups to doggy daycare for the next day to get them tired for [...]

Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

I originally had this titled "Staying Fit". I realized later into this pregnancy it's really about mindset, staying healthy, adjusting movements, the power of sleep, etc. We won't talk about muscle tone and abs. The weights are much lighter. There's a ton of breathing. Everything you've worked so hard for previously is pretty much nonexistent. [...]