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How I Became a Milk Donor | Houston Moms Blog

How I Became A Milk Donor

When my oldest child was born prematurely, I dreamed of producing enough breast milk to be able to donate *even a little* to other preemies whose mothers couldn’t produce milk.  I pumped around the clock, but in the end was a “just enough” producer and could only provide for my daughter.  Then, unfortunately, “just enough” eventually […]

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Practical Tips - NICU Mom

Practical Tips for the NICU Mom

NICU stays can be completely overwhelming and scary, but there are ways to make that phase of life easier. I gathered some of my favorite ideas from fellow NICU veterans to share. It’s important that we NICU mamas stick together! Keep a journal Use a journal to jot down the baby’s stats, your feelings {the good […]

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Please Don't Touch the Baby | Houston Moms Blog

Please Don’t Touch the Baby

Tiny fingers and little toes. Squishy cheeks. Chunky thigh rolls. And, oh my goodness, that smell. A new baby just begs to be snuggled, kissed on, and maybe squeezed a little. But can we all agree that unless you’re a family member or close friend, you should just keep your hands to yourself? I admit […]

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A Mother’s First Day in the NICU

My first round as a NICU momma was four years ago with my premature daughter. She spent 25 days in the neonatal intensive care unit {NICU} before being released. The experience took a toll on me and left me exhausted and overly emotional. When I became pregnant with my son earlier this year, I knew […]

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Dear First Time Momma

Dear First Time Momma…

Dear First Time Momma, You’re just days away from giving birth to your first child. I’m sure you’ve been told before that it will be a wonderful, magical experience – and that’s true. Nothing in the world compares to the first time you hold a little person you made. But there’s another side you should […]

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Pregnancy Goals After a Preemie | Houston Moms Blog

Pregnancy Goals After a Preemie

With my first pregnancy, I assumed I would make it to 40 weeks.  And of course, once I made it exactly to that point, I would then birth a healthy, perfect 7 lb baby.  I had absolutely no reason to believe otherwise.  I had friends with pregnancy complications and whose babies had spent time in the […]

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