#preemiemom

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What's my secret to surviving the day? What's my secret weapon for being a busy wife, mom and business owner? What's my secret to getting a workout in from home every single day? What's my secret to surviving life without sugar? It's this little thing called Shakeology that I refuse to go a day without for the rest of my life ✌️ Don't believe me...try it for yourself for 30 days! I'm looking for 10 crazy busy Mamas who are ready to treat themselves to: πŸ‘‰30 days of replacing one meal with a delicious shake that seriously acts like a salad. πŸ‘‰30 days of improved health, increased energy, reduced cravings and healthy digestion. πŸ‘‰30 days of putting yourself first with a whole network of other women to support you. (I promise I'll be your #1 cheerleader!!!) Sounds easy, right??? Comment below or shoot me a message and I'll send you all the details on you can try my secret weapon risk free for 30 days πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
Took advantage of the fantastic January weather and took this silly girl for a short run πŸ‘―
As some of you know I had IUGR while pregnant with my son, Jason. Who would like to participate in a virtual 5k with me? We do it on our own time. Cost is $16USD, if you want to receive a metal for walking and the rest of the fee goes to charity. If you don't want a metal, you can donate anything you want. Or, simply walk to raise awareness. https://iugrvirtual5k.webconnex.com/2017 #iugr #iugrawareness #mysonisafighter #preemiemom #smallbutmighty #nicugraduate
Rhett is now 6 weeks old but developmentally cannot quite do the same things that other 6 wk infants can do; he is just now 38 weeks gestation and considered full term and I feel like we've been stuck in the "brand new infant" hardest weeks stretch forever and I'm not sure when it will end. He can't go longer than 3 hours without food, and nursing a preemie is hard work and often takes up a whole 1 of those 3 hours. I am completely exhausted; some nights I think (and say) "Baby Boy, you have got to stop crying because I do not know what else to do or how to deal with your tears anymore" and I wonder how many more weeks it will be for him to "catch up" and how many more days I can function on 2 hours of sleep. And then, I look and see these tiny little hands grasping onto my finger or my shirt or my neck and I'm reminded of how gracious my Jesus is to have blessed me with this child. Josh and I are so lucky to be able to watch him grow, be part of his highs and lows, and the responsibility we've been given raise him to be a person who earnestly loves and serves the Lord, honors what is good, and is a friend to the friendless. No easy feat. Becoming a mother has been hard and life changing, and different than I could have ever imagined. I am so tired and emotionally drained, yet never felt more happy, blessed, and in love than ever before. Motherhood...What a paradox. #preemie #preemiemom #tinyhands #infant #babybird #baby #reallife
#IMaxedOut at 7:52 today Man do I love #INSANITY workouts! Definitely a mind game to push through. Perfect for training your mind and body. Then for some baby love πŸ˜πŸ˜„
Lots of giggles this morning. πŸ˜†πŸΎπŸ±πŸ’— #myboy #preemiemom #boymom #purrfect #catsofinstagram #blackcatsofinstagram #Rubythecat #heyitsColton
Lunch! Yes, I repeat my lunch every day for a week (different ones each week). It just makes prep easier and ensures I have something healthy and filling to eat. Some weeks I prepare everything fresh, some I go the "lazy" route. This week was lazy since the 😷plague😷 took over our home and made prep more difficult. Jarred organic pasta sauce, precooked chicken strips, shredded mozzarella and whole wheat shells plus pre-cooked beets (yes, that's a thing, too!). Don't over think preparing your self for success- it doesn't have to be hard!
It's the perfect day for creating another batch of #NICUCribArt packages - a rainy day with a warm cup of coffee and my best friend Apache, the industrial laminator. These "Brave" cards are our best sellers and I gotta get more ready to go deliver cheer to NICU babies and families! . . . . . #NICUBaby #preemie #preemiebaby #preemiemom #preemiedad #preemiestrong #preemiepower #nicugift #preemiegift #niculife #nicumom #nicujoy #24weeker #25weeker #26weeker #27weeker #28weeker #29weeker #30weeker #NICU #momsofinstagram #preemiesofinstagram #twins #triplets
All of our #NICUFamilyPosters and #NICUCribArt can be purchsed in bulk - at a great discount! This way, you can give a gift to NICU families that they'll really love. Why not do what others have done? Go in together with some NICU friends and make a big, beautiful gift fot your favorite NICU! Mix and match designs, and I'll create a custom gift note for each package if you want. It's really an awesome way to let brand new NICU parents know they are not alone.
The life of a #micropreemie in winter consists of being sick constantly and breathing treatments around the clock. #oliviaabirae #23weeker #preemie #preemiemom
Part 2 of my 4-part series on birth trauma, the NICU, Postpartum disorders, and hope. Leaving where I left off, I woke up from unconsciousness into a new world, and I met my son for the first time. Before having Ashton, I was ignorant of the NICU. While the nurses there were wonderful, it is truly a somber place and reminds you how fragile life can be. Check it out---link in bio. #firsttimemom #babyboy #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #birthtrauma #PTSD #PostpartumDepression #postpartum #newmotherhood #NICU #birthmatters #motherhoodunplugged #csectionmomma #HiddenMonsters #DaisyMontgomery #WordPress #childbirth #healing #preeclampsiaawareness #preemiemom #prematurityawareness #preemie
Another day, another appointment...
When the tough gets going the going get tough #preemiemom #fightforit #onedayatatime #fitmom #fitmomma #moomafit #dontgiveup
Sneak Peak from my workout this morning πŸŽ₯ There's no better way to make yourself feel strong than some hooks, uppercuts and snap kicksπŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ’ͺ I even had some sleepy pups 🐢🐢 cheering me on in the background!!!
Who else is rising and grinding?!
I could seriously watch her sleep 24/7. Will time please slow down?! #preemiebabies #preemies #preemie #preemiemommy #preemiemom #preemiepower #fightlikeapreemie #34weeker #princess #preemieprincess
Before Lyric, I would have never posted a picture of myself looking like this. You would never see me without makeup. I would have been to nervous about what people thought of me and my puffy face. Now that I am a mom, caring about what people think, what I wear, or how exhausted and puffy my face is is the last thing on my mind anymore. So I give you the first real selfie of my motherhood experience unfiltered brought to you by the mirror in my Ronald McDonald house room. #motherhood #motherhoodselfie #unfiltered #6weekspostpartum #selfie #gome #confidence #dignitywentoutthewindow #nomakeup #didntevenbrushmyhair #puffyface #whocares #ronaldmcdonald #nicu #nicumom #preemiemom
Lessons I have learned along the way.... #yflourish2017 #newme #fearlesslashqueens #younique #spectrummom #preemiemom
" I can't be a coach, I don't have the perfect body" I thought the same thing. I thought I had to be in amazing shape and be an expert in everything fitness to be a coach. Being a coach is so much more than that. For me coaching is accountability. I went from working out once in a while to working out every single day. Working out now is part of my journey to be the best version of myself. I may not be in the best shape of my life, but I know that as a coach I'm getting there and I'm inspiring others to do the same. If you'd like to know how you can work on your own fitness while inspiring others, give me a ❀ or comment below.
Winslet had her final vision test today and was cleared from needing glasses or having any lasting effects from her extreme maturity. ✨😎✨ #stunnershades #babywinsletlove . Throughout the last year I have worried a painful tight choking worry. First that she would be born too early to save, and then saved at the expense of her quality of life. . As her story continues to march to the beat of our bold hearts, it's lΜΆiΜΆtΜΆtΜΆlΜΆeΜΆ big milestones like this one, those that clear the health of my sweet sunshine girl, which lift a constricting heaviness from my heart that still lingers in unexpected places. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–How we got so lucky I'll never know. . . . . #preemie #micropreemie #25weeker #smallbutmighty #thoughshebutlittle #littleandfierce #preemiestrong #preemielove #nicugrad #lifeafternicu #preemiemom #everytinything #preemiesupportandawareness #childrenshospitalatvcu #prematurebirth #prematurebaby #mightymotherhood #thevillagemagazine #thesincerestoryteller #motherhood #motherhoodrising #mynameismama #postpartumprogress #daughter #attachmentparenting #gingerbaby #retinopathyofprematurity #babyglasses
Another reason why I love breastfeeding... Homemade baby food! Organic banana, a few squirts in breastmilk, smash it up, done n done. #organic #babyfood #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastmilk #preemie #preemiemom #breastfed
Thank you to everyone that read part 1 of "Hidden Monsters: Birth Trauma"---I truly appreciate the support and love I've been receiving from mothers out there with all sorts of births---positive and negative. One mama said to me "Reading your story was cathartic for me in regards to my own traumatic birth." I've realized in a short time that there are many mamas out there carrying the pain of a traumatic birth in secret. We need to START the conversation about pregnancy, about birth, about motherhood in a healthy, encouraging, but realistic way. Too much shame comes along with being honest with our experiences and it shouldn't be that way! Motherhood is amazing but can be DAMN HARD even if you have a great birth. And it's okay! Part 2--"Hidden Monsters: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" will be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, look how cute this little guy is 😍 @bravemushr00m #firsttimemom #babyboy #safeandsound #preemie #motherhoodunplugged #momlife #motherhood #preemiemom #breakthesilence #breastfeedingmama #pumpingmama #firsttimedad #babysnuggles #pregnancyunplugged #NICU #birthmatters #birthtrauma #healing #recovery #postpartum #fourthtrimester #PostpartumDepression #PTSD #preeclampsiaawareness #prematurityawareness #boymom
Whether you deserve love or you carry value has nothing to do with what you're going through now.β € β € Not being able to conceive, not being able to carry a pregnancy, delivering prematurely, not having the laundry done and put away. None of that determines your worth. None of it. β € β € What you're going through right now, what you've been through in the past, does not define you. It may shape you and mold you in ways you never would have changed had you not been through it. But it doesn't define you.β € β € Rid yourself of the thoughts that qualify your worthiness. "I'll be a good mom if..." "I'll be a good wife if..." "I'll be a better woman when..."β € β € You are everything your family needs you to be. I believe it. Your loved ones believe it. It's your job is to believe it too.β € β € Tag a friend in the comments who needed to hear this message. β € β € #highriskpregnancy #pregnancy #pregnant #pregnancyproblems #infertility #fertility #TTC #TTCcommunity #IVF #donoregg #donorsperm #motivation #momlife #bedrest #hospitalbedrest #preemie #micropreemie #preemiemom #NICU #NICUmom #specialneedsmom #planneremom #ihadamiscarriage #loss #grief #obgyn #lifeofdad #supersoulsunday #mamaglow #baby
Snack with a view of the brewhouse. Cottage cheese with olives is life, y'all. Try. It. Also, this sparkling water is amazing. Yeah, life is pretty darn great. #thelittlethings #gratitude
Little preemie Cuties❀️ #babybooties
This day one year ago I was 28w6d pregnant, laying in a hospital bed 8cm dilated having magnesium pumped through me to try and keep you in just a little longer! I'm glad that one year later you are perfect and cuddling with me on the couch! #preemiemom #preemiebaby #miracle
I was fortunate enough to have Ezra come home with us when though he was still preemie #preemiemom #momofboys #nicumom #niculife
Lunch time! Whole wheat shells, pasta sauce, chicken and mozzarella with a side of beets. Beets, for the record, always autocorrects to beers. And some days, autocorrect isn't wrong.
This girl gave me a run for my money last night. 😩 Instead of staying asleep she decided it was party time all night πŸ˜‚ So this mama is in zombie mode and in need of lots of coffee to get through the day lol πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ˜΄β˜•οΈ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #momlife #motherhoodunplugged #momlifeisthebestlife #igbabies #cutekids #letthembekids #potd #babygirl #joyfulmamas #babystyle #motherhoodintheraw #justbaby #vscocam #preemiemom #rainbowbaby #preemie #lifeafternicu #nursery #projectnursery #somuchpink #viviannafrancesca #momtags #love #babygirl #documentyourdays #unicorn #unicornroom #nursery #babygirl
Today is my official due date! And yet my baby is two months old! Having a micro preemie put things into perspective for me, facing the possibility of losing my child was looking my greatest fear head on! #nicumom #preemiemom #micropreemie #survivor #ZekiahAdriano
HELP US SING 🎢HAPPY 2 MONTHS Baby Girl HAPPY 2 MONTHS Baby Girl HAPPY 2MONTHS Baby Girl HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 🎢 . .πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ 31 weeker . .Thank you for sharing . @_mommyoftwogurls . #preemiebabies #preemies #preemie #preemiemom #preemiemommy #preemiebaby #preemie #nicugrad #fightlikeapreemie #preemiestrong #31weeker #2monthsourlittlepreemie
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