Today I’ve invited my friend, Melissa, to share the incredible story of her baby girl Ellie. From day one, Ellie has had a special purpose, and her story is beyond incredible. Quite simply, you are about to read a miracle.
If you or a close friend or family member have ever experienced what it’s like to have a baby in the NICU, then you know how just stressful it can be. Melissa shares how she and her husband chose faith over fear in the face of death. This story is raw, emotional, and powerful. I love these brave mama friends of mine that are willing to share their hearts and advice with you all.
It’s a powerful thing when momma’s work together and encourage one another, isn’t it? Melissa not only shares her heart-wrenching first days with Ellie, but also some amazing words of encouragement for all NICU moms.
We hope that this post encourages NICU families to continue having faith and hope, even in the midst of dark days. We pray that families facing uncertainty feel the same unexplainable peace that Melissa and her family felt.
I’m so excited to share Melissa’s words with you. Here is Ellie’s Story…
Is there anything cuter than chubby little babies dressed up for Halloween? I don’t think so either. And, in celebration of the fall season that is right around the corner, I’m going to share with you today several of the cutest, most adorable baby Halloween costumes you’ve ever seen.
Some of these adorable costumes include DIY instructions, and some you can easily buy with the links provided. And, some include special ways to decorate your stroller or wagon too!
Get ready for cuteness overload! Enjoy! And, Happy early Halloween!
Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin. As most of you know, I had a miscarriage a couple of years ago after several years of infertility. My fertility doctors were perfectly fine with ushering me back through weeks and months of expensive fertility treatments. I felt like a number. In my heart, I knew that there was something else wrong.
Well, my friends, after months of tests I finally have answers. I feel like I finally have clarity. I have a plan in place now that will hopefully end in better health, pregnancy, and a healthy baby.
But, I wouldn’t have reached this place in my journey if I hadn’t taken the plunge and made an appointment with a naturopathic doctor. Seeing a naturopathic doctor has, quite literally, changed my life. And, I’d love to share with you why…
A baby’s car seat is one of the most important and often most expensive purchases new parents will make. And, guess what? That’s ok. What new mommy or daddy wants to cut corners when it comes to their baby’s safety. No one I know.
But, do you know how to install that fancy shmancy car seat? Do you know to secure your purse and other items in your car before driving because they could potentially harm your baby in a car accident? Or, did you know that those adorable mirrors in the back seat that help you keep an eye on your little one can distract from the road worse than texting and driving?
Today I’ll share all these tips and tricks for car seat safety with you. They just may save your baby’s life.
Having a brand new baby is one of the most exciting, meaningful times of your life. After working with thousands of mommies and babies over the last 10 years, I know that there are several items that moms say they wished they’d had when they took their babies home. These 1o simple ideas will be life-savers for your first-time moms. These are baby-tested and mom-approved! Enjoy!
To my husband on this Father’s Day, all I can say is, “thank you”. Thank you for loving me despite my faults, & being patient as we wait for our miracle. To my husband & all the husbands out there who are courageously standing by their wives as they battle infertility….Happy Father’s Day to you. ‘Daddies In Waiting’ are just as important and special as ‘Mommies In Waiting’. Here’s my salute to you…
Today I’d love to share with you our infertility journey. This journey is still ongoing, as we are still waiting for our “little blessings”. Although, our journey has been a long one (7+ years), we have learned so many amazing lessons along the way.
If you are in the process of “trying” to have a baby, or are knee-deep in fertility treatments, we understand what you’re going through. The process can be intrusive, unromantic, & extremely stressful.
Here’s our infertility journey including all the personal details that I know you’d be interested in (wink wink!), plus 7 Ways To Get Pregnant Naturally including some of my favorite fertility products. So, here goes…
Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies. My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early. She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for. However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.
It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….
Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of year. It’s a time when we come together to honor the ladies in our life that made us into the people we are today. It’s a wonderful time of celebration and thankfulness.
However, for some women, this time can be filled with feelings of failure and grief as we are reminded of the very thing that we lack but so desperately desire….to be a mother.
Today I’d like to speak to you Mommy’s At Heart for a minute. I’d like to encourage those of you today that long to be a mother so bad you feel it in your very core.
As a Mother-Baby Nurse I get to see all the new baby gear that brand new parents bring to the hospital when they have their babies. It’s excited to see so many new amazing gadgets and what not. Today I’ll share with you 25 of the newest, most unique must-have baby gadgets all new mommy’s will want. Are you ready to shop, shop, SHOP!! Hold of to your credit cards, cause these are some goodies…