Hello 9 months!

Carter progressed rapidly in the last few months, and it has been truly astounding to witness! He went from not being able to roll over at 7 months to now crawling and pulling himself to standing at 9 months! It feels like the puzzle pieces we’ve worked to create through hours of small physical therapy…

Not Fair

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, things were hard. I was so sick. I wished for just morning sickness instead I had 24/7 sickness. I lost almost 20 pounds my first trimester. Working full time as a hairstylist was so hard since I was only able to keep down French fries at…

Kangaroo Care

Holding baby skin-to-skin is called Kangaroo Care. Baby is placed naked except for a diaper & hat against a bare chest of a loved one. A blanket can be placed over the kangaroo pair to keep warm. Kangaroo Care can be scary in the early days and for the tiniest and most fragile babes even…

Day 79

Every morning I wake up thinking about when I will hold you, and every night I fall asleep thinking about when I will hold you. I spend as much of my day as I can holding you, but it never seems to make up for the time I have to spend away from you. I…

Ashley and baby

Ashley’s Advice

Hi! I’m Ashley. I’m a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Childbirth Educator, and NICU survivor! I’ve been through a lot completing my family of 3 children! My first pregnancy resulted in a 26-weeker with intraventricular hemorrhage, ROP, PDA ligation, sepsis, extra doctor appointments, therapies, etc. My second pregnancy I was on bed rest the…

mother with twins in the hospital

How to Attend Group in a Pandemic

We have been hearing from a lot of mamas that coming to group is REALLY tough. Mamas and Daddies want to join us and there are lots of obstacles. The phone and the mask and the beeping… don’t let it stop you. Here are our tips for making joining group just a little less challenging:…

baby in NICU illustration

Basic NICU Things To Know

NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU LEVELS First thing to understand is there are several different levels of NICU’s, ranging from Level I all the way up to a Level IV. Level IV NICUs provide the highest level, most acute care. A simple way to look at NICU Levels: Level I think well baby nursery…