Author Archive | Heather M

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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Working Mom Must Haves | Houston Moms Blog

Working Mom Must Haves

Before I became a mom, I kept a minimal number of personal items in my desk. I probably had some extra makeup for touchups in my purse, but that’s where it began and ended. Since I’m now a working mom – and a pregnant mom at that – this has seriously changed. So I’m sharing the top […]

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Pregnancy After NICU 2

Pregnancy After the NICU {Part 2}

“While I love the thought of a squishy newborn and {my daughter} being a big sister, I am worried about this baby that doesn’t exist yet.  What if things go wrong again?  Even though every test under the sun has come back negative for indicators of preeclampsia reoccurring, I’m not sure I’ll ever completely shake […]

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