I’ve been a single mom for a few years now, and after 9 1/2 years on Twitter, I’m finally using it to get 140 character thoughts out of my head, rather than using it solely to share posts. I thought some of you might identify with these, single or not…
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.
I am a new person to the blogging world and the cloth diaper universe! So let’s jump in with a little introduction. My name is Samantha and I am due at the end of May with a little boy. This is my first child and my first cloth diapering experience, so I am sure I will be making plenty of mistakes. I know I will have many challenges to face, but I am looking forward to the ups and downs. I will be managing a full-time job while trying to breastfeed/bottle feed with little to no help from formula as well as cloth diapering. Fortunately, my “daycare” aka my mother and my darling husband are completely on board for the cloth diapering as well.
Does Arnica Really Work on Bruises?
I purchased this item myself. If you click and buy, I may receive a small commission, thank you. I recently had to give myself Lovenox (blood thinner) injections, and while I followed the instructions (at least, I think I did!), I was left with bruises that left me wondering: does arnica really work on bruises?
When I finally had that positive pregnancy test, I couldn’t have been happier. I was scared and excited. Scared that I would lose this baby and that the third loss would mean something was wrong with me. I quickly rushed to get an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy was viable.
At 6 weeks I had just started having morning sickness and I thought nothing of it, typical pregnancy symptom, right? If only I knew it would be much worse and for much longer after that.