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NICU Mom: Labor

It has been a while since my introductory post and I apologize for that. I unexpectedly had to be induced six weeks early due to my placenta not working properly. Not a lot of parents share details of their NICU and post NICU experiences, but I would like to.

I was admitted into the hospital in April. I had to receive two steroid injections that would help my little one develop his lungs before entering the world. The shots are not that bad honestly. The worst part was my husband making faces at how big the needle was! So pro-tip: Don’t watch your husband’s face! About 24 hours after my first dosage, I recieved my second and then started pitocin.

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What I Didn’t Expect When Expecting Baby 2

Let me begin with a little bit of background. My husband and I had our first baby, a boy. He was perfect in every way as all babies are, but he was more than just perfect. He really was amazing. He was always happy, slept great right from the beginning and he was as cute as can be. We felt as though we had hit the jackpot when it came to parenting a newborn. He continued to be an “easy” baby and toddler. Life was great. Parenting was great.

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4 Must Haves for Mama’s Hospital Bag

If you click and buy, Change-Diapers may receive a small commission, thank you. I just got home from delivering baby number 2 and I must say, my hospital bag contents were quite different this time around. My bag was much smaller and what I chose to bring was very different than the first time. This time, I also used everything that was packed. The following four items were things I could not have lived without. Most of these items can also be purchased from your favorite cloth diaper retailer.

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Video “Momsplains” Car Seat Safety with Humor

Car seat safety can be a really touchy subject. This video from Scary Mommy does an excellent job of explaining car seat safety basics in a relatable and non-threatening manner. Take the three minutes to watch and share as well! Thanks Scary Mommy!

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What a LASIK Consultation Taught Me about Myself as a Mother

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After I had my LASIK consultation and made the appointment, I had a rather unexpected side effect. My kids freaked out (especially my youngest) and my feelings about it surprised me. This is rather personal and that’s always a bit scary, but I chose to share it in case any other Moms are feeling the same way. If you are, you aren’t alone. I don’t think my situation or my feelings are that unusual for a Mom.

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