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If you have seen my nursery blog post for my baby girl then you know how excited I was! We have never had the space for a nursery so when we moved into this house that was a huge deal for me creating a nursery I dreamed of to welcome our baby. But you know in motherhood things rarely go as planned. She ended up having really bad acid reflux and I found myself so worried. So she has been in a our room near us. Continue reading “Cubo AI Smart Baby Monitor Review”
I have been holding this in for months now, and I am so excited to explain it.
Her name is Sariyah Rose. You can find her birth story and photos here.
Now to fully understand you have to know the backstory, and that this is something God Himself created.It was back in August of 2018. Around 10 weeks one night at work I ran to the bathroom throwing up. I remember crying in defeat from continuously being sick.
This is a girl and her name will be Sariyah.
Continue reading “The Meaning of Sariyah’s Name”
I am so excited to announce that I had my baby girl Friday, April 5th 2019. This is my first time doing a birth story so I’m pretty ecstatic! There’s just something so exhilarating about reliving those special moments leading up to bringing your baby into this world.
Meet Sariyah Rose.
Born on 4/5/19 at 11:50am 8lbs.4oz and 18 3/4 inches!
Continue reading “Sariyah Rose’s Birth Story”
“Not right now kids mommy is really sick.” Has become normal in my house while going through hyperemesis. We have only been in our new house for a few months now and I feel like I’ve spent most of it sick on the couch or in bed. I can hear my husband playing with the kids while I’m in the other room just trying to not throw up. I won’t lie this time around was nowhere near has hard as my previous pregnancy. With that pregnancy I had to have iv infusions twice a week to stay hydrated and not get a picc line. Continue reading “Overcoming 9 Months With Hyperemesis Gravidarum”
It happened again. My oldest asked why his skin is darker than his siblings. This time I wanted a better response that would stick with him in a way he’d understand.
It hit me when I noticed all his crayons spilled out on the table. He was making another comic, his new favorite thing to do. His artwork is impressive and a way he expresses himself.
So I told him to look at all the crayons he had out on the table. I asked him what would happen if they all were the same color.
“That would be silly mama I couldn’t make what I wanted if all the colors were the same.”
I explained to him that God creates artwork in the way He creates people. And God needed every single color to do so. Every shade, every color in between is His artwork. I explained that his shade is just as beautiful as his siblings, and all his friends at school.
I told him not to focus on colors, because it’s what’s inside that matters.
He’s a loving boy with a huge heart. In my head I thought of how there’s evil in this world that actually does fixate on color. I can not control that but dang it, I’ll try my best to remind my kids that every color is beautiful, and that most importantly it’s what’s inside that counts. To treat others with kindness, and no judgement. To help others, and to speak up.
“Well I’m glad God made me part of his artwork too, I like using every color when I’m drawing.”
That’s right my sweet boy, God uses every color and wastes nothing.
I just thought I’d check in with a bump date. I’m 27 weeks. I’ve finally given up on wearing scrub tops at work, and resorted to stretchy long-sleeved shirts, and loose fitted tops. I also caved and bought a belly band, for the back pain. The baby moves nonstop and that’s my favorite part. At night in bed when everyone is sound asleep I like to keep my hand on my belly and just feel the movement. It has become our special time that I look forward to every time I lay down. Continue reading “27 Weeks & Life as A Working Mom”
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With having girls so close in age, there’s no short supply of tantrums, and bickering. My youngest daughter also loves copying big sister, and sometimes it’s negative behavior. I’ve also noticed since my eldest daughter has been in preschool she comes home rolling her eyes, and mumbling under her breath when I tell her to do something.
I’m working on being a more positive parent when it comes to discipline. It’s a work in progress because I find myself yelling constantly when they don’t listen. I have tried behavior charts, doing time outs, taking things away, etc. The thing with behavior charts is that they aren’t really portable. So when we are out I can’t use it, and then by the time I get home I forget.
Continue reading “Kudo Banz: Kudos To Positive Reinforcement”