The Good, The Bad, and The Baby

Bringing Baby Home and the Cats

  I was thinking about the day we brought Victoria home the IWK hospital. It was an emotional day, not only would she get the chance to see her new home for the first time, she would get to meet the cats! As we prepared to leave the hospital with our baby girl we changed…

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Depression doesn't always show on the outside.
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The Truth Behind The Smile

I had no idea how to write this. In fact this is my third attempt to put it down in words. It’s something that isn’t easy for me to talk about. I’d say it’s even harder than when I write about than Victoria’s procedures and surgeries. Because it has to do with me. I have…

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Breastfeeding – Take Two

The blog is now a year old and it seems fitting to start this year the same way as the last. Edward (our second) was born this Spring and it turns out breastfeeding is a little different each time. With Victoria I had ample milk, it came in well and I produced a lot. After…

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Blanket Over Her Face In Bed

Judgement

My last post was a little heavy so I wanted to change it up a bit. Today I want to focus on judgement because it is a big issue. I’m sure many of you have seen those videos and posts going around about moms needing to support each other’s choices in raising their families. You…

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Jen and Victoria one hour old
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Battle for Breastfeeding – Part 2

Last post the Battle for Breastfeeding had begun and I left off where we had been noted to be ‘potentially difficult parents’ who were not ‘following instructions’. Thankfully this caught the attention of the charge nurse, who had a relative with a cleft palate so she came to see how we were doing. The charge…

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Jen and Victoria one hour old
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Battle for Breastfeeding – Part 1

Breastfeeding. Sadly I’ve come to find this one of the most controversial issues out there. If you don’t breastfeed your child you’re a bad mother. If you breastfeed past a certain age you’re weird and warping you child. If you’re feeding in public it’s wrong. If you’re feeding in a washroom it’s wrong. If you…

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Specialists and The First Few Days

Victoria was born at the IWK in Halifax, NS. She weighed in at 10 lbs 3 oz. she was born with an incomplete bilateral cleft lip with a notch in her gumline but thankfully her palate was fully intact. She also had one club foot and one positional club foot. What did all that mean…

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