Lillian spent her first Thanksgiving in Girard, Ohio. We decided to spend time with my dad's side of the family this year and I'm happy that Lilly got to meet some more family members 🙂 This was also Lillian's first time on an airplane and we took 4 flights total. I have never been so … Continue reading Flying with a Baby
Lilly is 5 months old and she's learning so many new things. It's thrilling and also a little sad. I feel like I'm going to blink and she'll be a teenager; time really needs to slow down. She is now a master roller from back to tummy and she's literally always doing that. It's almost … Continue reading Time flies when you’re learning new things.
Paul had to go out of town for work and it was just me and Lilly at home for a few days. We had a blast 🙂 I really felt like I was killin' the mom game and it was also nice to get some me time. I can't explain why but, it seems I … Continue reading When Daddy’s Away.
Here is my full list of essential baby registry items. Pack n' Play (works as both a great bassinet and a safe place for baby to play)Sleep Sack (although you should be provided at least one of these by the hospital)Bandana Bibs (seriously, these are the best kind of bibs)NoseFridaPack of short-sleeved onesiesPack of long-sleeved … Continue reading Baby Registry
It's been almost a month now since Lilly had her heart surgery and she is doing amazingly well 🙂 She has so much energy now, it's wild. This threw me for a loop the first few weeks, since I was used to how sleepy she was before the surgery but, I'm thrilled to see my … Continue reading Brand New Baby
Hey guys! Since last week's post was a bit of a downer, I decided to change it up a bit. Paul and I have now gone on several road trips with Lilly and I wanted to share some tips and tricks how to make traveling with a baby an efficient and bearable experience. Packing for … Continue reading Traveling with a Baby
Lilly is back home and recovering like a champion. She still has pain, especially when she hiccups (the saddest thing I've ever seen) but, she's doing so great all things considered 🙂 Me, on the other hand? I'm not ok. I'm not ok and I'm finally at a point where I need to get it … Continue reading Struggling
On October 7th at 5 in the morning, we left for the hospital. Paul's dad and step mom came to visit and were able to stay with us the entire time. It was so great having family there for support 🙂 At around 6:30 AM, Lilly was called into pre-op and Paul and I were … Continue reading My little Champion
So, as it turns out, Lilly also has a section of her aorta that is narrower than it should be. This is called a coarctation of the aorta. This also needs to be fixed surgically. We found out about this new issue at Lilly's last cardiologist appointment and I feel like they're just going to … Continue reading Tomorrow
My baby needs surgery. As hard as we've tried to get her to eat more with medication, and increased calories in her formula, she still isn't gaining enough weight. My husband and I met with the surgeon the other day and he walked us through the procedure. Basically, they are going to patch up the … Continue reading Surgery