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Category: Newborn

Maternity Leave For Nurses: How To Save Money

Nurses work extremely hard to care for patients. Yet when they have a baby of their own they barely have time to bond with them before they head back to work.  Add the financial strain into the mix and it can become very stressful and overwhelming.  So what is a nurse who is also a brand new mom to do? Read to learn more about the 8 helpful ways you can save money for maternity leave…

Silent Placental Abruption: Our Premature Birth Story

I experienced a silent placental abruption when I was 33 weeks pregnant. This is the story of how our “tiny but mighty” little girl made her entrance into the world and why we continue to thank our lucky stars everyday…

Must-Have Items To Pump At Work

What are the must-have items to pump at work that you really need? After successfully pumping as an ER nurse in a very busy level 1 trauma center for the last 4 months I have narrowed down my pumping needs supply list to include the most important necessities. Find out what pumping items made the cut…

Get Yourself A Baby Sleep Trainer Now You Crazy Lady!

I hired a professional sleep trainer to help me get my 5 month old to sleep through the night.  (And, lets be real: to keep me from completely morphing into a full-fledged, crazy-eyed, ultra sleep-deprived, zombie mom on the verge of passing out at any moment!) Learn how hiring a baby sleep trainer and creating a “room within a room” is giving me my sanity back…

10 Simple Ways To Help Your Toddler Prepare For A New Sibling

I was so worried about how our toddler would react to her new baby brother. Now that he is 4 months old, she adores him. But this new fondness for her baby brother didn’t come without a few hiccups along the way. Here are 10 simple ways you can help your toddler prepare for a new sibling…

How To Cope With Newborn Baby Exhaustion

Newborn baby exhaustion is no joke! I was recently pushed back into the depths of newborn baby exhaustion head first. As a mom of two babies I found a way to iron out some of the kinks that I had dealing with new baby exhaustion the first time. Here are 7 helpful ways to cope with newborn baby exhaustion…

Our Baby Boy Arrived!

I am excited to announce that our baby boy has arrived! On January 8, 2018 at 10:59am Oliver made his way into the world weighing in at a sturdy 8 lbs. 1 oz. He is chubby and extraordinarily cute, nursing like a champ and has the most adorable baby babble. I had forgotten how incredibly sweet baby sounds are. Oliver’s snuggles and baby noises are the best…

I Had A Placental Abruption At 33 Weeks: Our NICU Experience

I had a placental abruption when I was 33 weeks pregnant and we are very lucky parents for our fortunate outcome. 30 % of my placenta (the lifeline delivering blood, oxygen and nutrients to our baby) spontaneously peeled away from my uterus. Luckily, I was able to have an early emergency c-section and we had a very tiny, yet healthy preemie. This post was very personal for me. I wrote about the events leading up to the placental abruption and how important it is to trust your maternal instincts…