Parent Blogger | SarahParent Blogger | Sarah2017-10-21This is Elise after we brought her home. As you can see she is the cutest yawning baby ever! After seeing her with a tube for nearly 4 weeks it was so nice to see her full face. This was also before she started reacting to her milk and having bad eczema on her face! She had started to grow her eyebrows and eyelashes here too and she became more of a normal colour (she was bright red when she was born). https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22582313_147244736017448_7409239324891283456_n.jpg2017-10-21
Tonia FeinsteinTonia Feinstein2017-10-20I went to the ER thinking I had a sinus infection. My baby shower was that coming weekend and I needed this headache to stop. It was so bad. I was admitted quickly. Within an hour I lost my eye sight, contractions started and shortly after that I started throwing up. We were transported to a bigger hospital because the hospital I was at “wasn’t equipped for a preemie under 32 weeks”. Adriel was born 4 days later at 29 weeks. My kidneys were failing and my blood pressure was still dangerously high. The first time I went to the NICU the nurse wheeled me up close to the incubator and put my hand on his back. She told me not to rub or pat him. I could hear him crying, I couldn’t see him, I couldn’t comfort him. I could only cry with him.
I’m grateful that my sight slowly came back. I’m so grateful I can see his smile. This sweet boy and I are survivors. Nothing keeps us down.
Kara Kuipers BryantKara Kuipers Bryant2017-10-20Trains are good medicine for whatever ails you...🚂 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22582414_126617094668368_6495682760076689408_n.jpg2017-10-20
princessdazeeprincessdazee2017-10-20I love this ! All the time I watched this show as a child and now as an adult and mother i have a different appreciation for it preemiemomdylantruth26weeker repost from ourlittlepreemiehttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/22638787_442961259431904_5951424822155149312_n.jpg2017-10-20
Gina TolleyGina Tolley2017-10-20Emmy needed an extra 1/2" to ride her favorite rides today so I took matters into my own hands. Yep...I padded up her shoes with toilet paper. 😂 itworkedhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22637306_160927757826949_5635476543846219776_n.jpg2017-10-20
http://instatbt.com/Place/walt-disneys-magic-kingdom/219864846Walt Disney's Magic KingdomThey came!!! I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to experience Disney with my babies....AND my nieces!
These kids have no idea what they are in for-especially when the adults outnumber the kids!!!such amazing memories to be made 💜
T-23 days until we are Florida bound!
Miracle Baby JaxsonMiracle Baby Jaxson2017-10-20thenandnow These pictures are 2 years apart almost to the exact day. 3 months old on the left and 2 years old on the right. -
God is so so faithful. He answers prayers and gives grace. If your in the middle of a hard time, don't give up. It may take a while but things WILL get better. Just look at my life and know that if He did it for ME he can do if for you! 💙 answeredprayerhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22637463_127551597964337_1693406794795188224_n.jpg2017-10-20
http://instatbt.com/Place/sandy-oregon/451203Sandy, OregonDon’t even try to tell me that exercise isn’t good for our mental health. Cause I’m living freaking proof of that!! In 10 minutes I went from feeling worthless and not having any belief in my ability to coach myself or anyone else - to feeling like I champion in the ring of life!! I am challenged every day with my mental health and having belief in myself. I am fearful of the unknown, and have guilt over the past (even when it’s out of my control). But, I know when I can focus on my own journey that I can really begin to focus on becoming relentless in my pursuit to release those fears and guilt and push forward.
Do you struggle with belief in yourself? Do you struggle with yo-yo diets and fad diets?
Do you workout when you get a new pair of running shoes or a cute pair of workout pants?
Do you love food and can’t seem to find a balance?
Post below which area you’re struggling with!
Let’s chat, cause I’ve got a lot of experience with all of those!! 🤷🏻♀️ I want to find some friends who want to change their habits and do it for themselves and make it a lifestyle, not just a quick fix!
Let’s go, no more excuses - let’s kick these bad habits to the curb!
PreemieMomCampPreemieMomCamp2017-10-20The adorable illustrations are just one of the many things I love about mypreemiebabybook. Have you entered to win a copy?
Full book review and contest details in the link in the bio! ⬆️
Premmie Milestone CardsPremmie Milestone Cards2017-10-20What a special milestone for Mums & Dads seeing their babies in their own beds for the first time - a dream come true after sometimes months in hospital. ☁️💕☁️ How did you feel seeing your baby in their own bed? I cried happy tears many times & just loved watching them sleep. 😊❤️ premmiemilestonecardshttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22636856_292208477963048_5230471865251659776_n.jpg2017-10-20
So with both of my children I have struggled with lack of sleep. It's the hardest thing to deal with. Both my children were in intensive care when they were born for 2 days and then when I finally got to hold their tiny premature bodies in my arms and nurse them i promised them that they would never be upset or feel pain again!
And yes I nursed them every time they cried or nursed them to sleep. I picked them up against all advice because I just could not bear for them to be upset. Yes i was tired but I would rather be tired than see my children go through discomfort again.
I have had lots of advice and although I appreciate it what I have always strived to do as a mother is listen to my instincts because no baby or mother is the same!
I am not saying that my way is the right way but it works for me and the children and that is all that matters.
We try to hard to conform to the norm but there is no norm for children.
Every parent is different but what we have in common is the ability to support each other! Be kind, be thoughtful and try not to judge! https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22638742_555365781473902_6801491909089951744_n.jpg2017-10-20
Ima C.Ima C.2017-10-20Mommy and Daddy's ANSWERED PRAYER!!!!! Forever thankful and in awe of what God has done and is doing through our son...praise God! https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22636821_268791793641627_1147863386046857216_n.jpg2017-10-20
Trendy Inspirational ApparelTrendy Inspirational Apparel2017-10-20Look at this, so much PREEMIE POWER!! Sharing a little flashback of the Smith triplets in our onesies!They are so darling and brave! 💕🖤💕 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22708900_1568352366536259_348960977493950464_n.jpg2017-10-20
LauraLaura2017-10-20These little legs are over six months old! What! I'm pretty sure I found out exactly a year ago that I was pregnant. It's been a wild year and about 5% of it was how I envisioned it would be.
Tell me- do you think parenting in a pre-social media age was easier than today? https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22638739_141233139835447_1434546779403059200_n.jpg2017-10-20
Mystic Key MeditationsMystic Key Meditations2017-10-20"For as long as she could remember, she had thought that autumn air went well with books, that the two both somehow belonged with blankets, comfortable armchairs, and big cups of coffee or tea."
🍁― Katarina Bivald, Swedish author of "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend"
Perhaps being a mother is truly my greatest gift...my heart has never been so full of gratitude today for the gift of being a mother to my children.
Fall especially brings this to mind as it was during the fall we lost one of our babies and went through a soul ache journey of navigating the NICU - neonatal intensive care unit.
So today with gratitude for the little ones I have ...I made mini 🍎 apple pies...and set them out to cool so they can eat them up later tonight.
So many thoughts...memories...time to go walk amongst the trees with their falling leaves...and just like the season...let go...let go...let go.
http://instatbt.com/Place/blowing-rock-north-carolina/215362479Blowing Rock, North CarolinaEven on vacation we get our sweat on. Well, I got my sweat on, I was just proud of them for being patient. Now it's time to get ready for tweetsierr! choochoofitlifencmountains