I cannot believe it.
Some days I pinch myself.
Have you ever felt like the life you are living is better than you deserve? Like you don’t know how you got to where you are, but thank the Lord above you did.
That is how I have felt for the last week.
Continue reading “My Baby’s First Birthday”
February 4, 2017
My Dear Sweet Baby Brayden; my baby B,
We are (not so) patiently waiting for you my boy. You are full term and there is 5 days until your due date. I have been praying each night that I will wake up to strong contractions so that we can meet you, but still nothing. Continue reading “Come on Baby!”
So, we got the flu.
I neurotically wash my hands. I shower the second I walk in the door from work (at the hospital) so that I am clean before I see Brayden in the morning. I Lysol our doorknobs and counter tops religiously. I also pray every night that our family remains healthy, especially this flu season.
Alas, sometimes you just have to “walk through the fire”, if you know what I mean. Continue reading “Tips for Facing the Flu”
August 4, 2016
Hi my love,
So much has happened in the last few weeks. We have been over joyed to tell people about you. We were telling strangers because we couldn’t keep you a secret any longer. You are the biggest thing on my mind day in and day out. I am constantly in prayer over your health, development, and future. Continue reading “Letter To My Baby”
No just kidding. We WERE Pregnant… in 2016.
This memory cracks me up and I want to be able to look back on this and remember it even after I am old and grey. Continue reading “We’re Pregnant!!!”
Hi, my name is Tara and I have high lipase in my breast milk.
I swear, there needs to be a support group just for this struggle. If you don’t have high lipase in your breast milk or if your baby doesn’t mind it, consider yourself touched by an angel. Yes, I am being a bit dramatic about this but it is also a big ol’ pain in my rear. I am going to give you some tips on how I have over come this and continued to provide my baby breast milk for 11 months and counting. Continue reading “High Lipase”
Having a sick baby is the worst!
Brayden is 11 months old and this is really the first time he has been sick, thank the Lord. It hit him like a ton of bricks on Friday afternoon. He seemed okay in the morning and then when he woke up from his morning nap he was SO hot. His temperature was 101. 3 and immediately I was worried. Continue reading “The Sickness”
If we aren’t best friends already we are about to be, because these protein bites are freaking delicious!
These are HEALTHY, filling and my favorite thing to eat on the run! I love them so much and don’t feel guilty about eating them all day, everyday. Continue reading “Protein Bites (aka Lactation cookies)”
So… How has my day been?
Well where to begin. Lets start with midnight, because I work the night shift. So at midnight I was doing an emergency surgery on teenager that could no longer feel or move their feet because of a deformity in some vessel in her spine. Continue reading “Spilt Milk”
If you were to ask all of your friends to review their 2017 I am sure you would have a mixed bag of opinions- for some it was the best year EVER and others couldn’t wait for it to be over.
Personally, I had the most wonderful year of my life! I delivered my happy, healthy, amazing little boy, grew closer with my husband, spent a lot of time with my mom and really owned this “working mom” thing. Continue reading “#Goals”