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My Water Babies

This post is brought to you on behalf of Dixie® Consumer Products. My kids love being in the water. Since we bought one of those molded pools with the slide built in, I haven’t been able to keep them out of the yard. I find them sneaking into it with all of their clothes on and I’m […]

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JaMonkey’s Last Day of Kindergarten

I’m so proud of this girl. She has blown me away with how much she’s learned this year. She reads me stories now before bed time and asks us a million science questions. She wanted to be a teacher most of the year but towards the end it change to a veterinarian or a doctor. […]

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Turning 2 the Disney Side Way

I was selected to host a Disney Side @ Home Celebration. We were sent some fun things to get our party started! My little Peanut turns two this month so we held a fun Disney Side at Home Celebration. We are huge Disney fans so we went all out with lots of fun activities for […]

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We’re a Repreve #TurnItGreen Finalist

I am so incredibly excited right now. I just got the following tweet! @jamonkey Congrats Meghan! You’re one of our top 4 finalists for our TurnItGreen giveaway! Head to http://t.co/ImA05EoNNO for full details! — Repreve (@repreve) February 4, 2014 To say that I was jumping out of my seat was an understatement. My daughter was […]

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Year in Review 2013

It was a great year! I achieved some of my goals and have big plans for next year.  January – We made yummy Raspberry Frozen Yogurt and a copy cat Chicken Quesadilla Flatbread Melt. Peanut learned how to walk. I was prepping for the Super Bowl because the Atlanta Falcons were wicked close to going. Too bad […]

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JaMonkey on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

I’m a little excited that my family was featured on ABC World News Real Money segment with Paula Faris.  Check out the full article here.   Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Breaking News

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Celebrating an Amazing Year

One year ago from the moment this post was published our world was scary, chaotic and changed forever. From your unexpected delivery. After a month in the NICU due to being premature and with SVT you finally got to come home. It became apparent that it was where you were meant to be. Getting lots […]

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Why isn’t this stopping? #TodayIStheDay #PrayForNewtown #CTShooting

This morning I watched online as reports started flooding in about gunman entering an elementary school in Connecticut. As it stands 27 people are presumed dead. 18 of which are children. Why are we still selling guns to just anyone that comes in and waits the time period? Why are our children and loved ones […]

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Will Crawl for Apple MacBook

I thought I was the only one that would do anything for a MacBook…guess I was wrong. Peanut’s crawling! AAaaahhhh lookout world. She’s also 9 months old now!!!! Time is flying.  

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The Big 5 #WW

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Starting Preschool #WW

Wow, it’s the first day of school. I can’t believe it! They really do grow up so fast!

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This Preemie is Catching Up

If you had ask me 4 months ago if I thought Adelia was going to be caught up, SVT free and stronger than ever I would have said no. I thought that life was going to be so hard that I canceled everything on my schedule for the rest of the year. Disney Social Media Moms […]

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Growth Spurts Suck, Sometimes

They happen ever couple of months, a big growth spurt that causes schedules to shift and everything to be thrown off balance. With that said this week is the week from hell. This growth spurt has triggered non-stop eating. If she’s awake she’s hungry. If she’s eating, she’s puking. (Did I mention reflux sucks also?) 15 […]

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I Have a Mommy’s Girl

I’m writing this with a huge grin on my face. Not only because I have a Mommy’s girl but because I got great news at the cardiologist this week. First an SVT update. We haven’t had a single attack since a week before leaving the NICU. We are now at the 4 month old mark […]

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My Child Wrote Her Name

It’s moments like these that I am so proud to be a mother. My daughter has a long name. She gets frustrated half way through and quits but on Daddy got the best Father’s day card ever. Serenity wrote her name on it.

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Entering into the World of Cloth Diapering

I’ve been buying cloth diapers now for a few months. One type here, another there. But we have yet to use them because I had so many earth friendly disposables sent to me that we just hadn’t tried them yet. I’ve got everything washed and ready. We’ve just been waiting. Well I only have a […]

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The Heart that Sibley Heals | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

When an ultrasound tech tells you to go to the hospital, you panic. When you ask if we should go to your “delivery” hospital and she says it really doesn’t matter just get to the hospital, you freak. When we arrived at the hospital and found a heartbeat we were somewhat relieved. But another ultrasound […]

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They Grow So Fast WW

It’s amazing going from this 3 pound little miracle to….. To plump Little Peanut Adelia is now 3 months old. Still no SVT attacks. Only wearing her monitor at night while she sleeps. Getting bigger by the day.

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Not So little Peanut Any More

So this little Peanut is going great. She will be 3 months old this weekend and she is now the size of a bigger newborn. She is over 9 lbs, thats 3 times her weight when she was in the hospital. Fat rolls have filled her in. We are only having to keep the apnea […]

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My Girls #ww

I’m sure you are sick of seeing thees cute faces but I’m just so in love and I haven’t been out of the house for anything but doctors appointments lately so it’s the only thing in my camera!

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Monkey Toes #WW

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Sweet Baby Dreams

I know what my dreams are each morning. For Big JaMonkey to love her Sister as much as her little heart can. For Little JaMonkey to grow out of this SVT mess, for no alarms to sound all day long and she sleeps for at least 5 hours one night. Ok, the last one might […]

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Sisters #WW

Can you tell them apart? She loves her Sister

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Sentencing is In

So the jury has returned and the verdict is in. The sentencing commences with a captivated audience. You are hear by sentenced to a year of no travel. Monthly cardiologist visits. An extremely loud Apnea monitor. In home nurse visits. Oh yes, and a 3 hour sleep schedule. In order to leave my child with […]

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back #WW

Today my Lil’ JaMonkey is a month old! She is doing better but not well enough to come home yet. She started nursing very well and even decided to pull out her NG tube (feeding tube). Her SVT is still not under control so they have adjusted her dosage of heart medications and we have […]

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Don’t Give Up On Me Now

Latest update on Lil’ JaMonkey. She seemed to be doing well. In fact they told us yesterday that we will probably get to take her home in AT LEAST a week. We WERE so excited. In order for her to be able to come home there are a few things that Preemies have to be […]

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The Bad Days Are Really Bad

I walk through my house touching the baby items I’ve rushed out to buy and wonder when I’ll get to use them. I breakdown in tears because she isn’t here with me. It doesn’t even feel like I’ve had a baby. For days after she was taken from me I still felt like I had […]

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Breathing Life #WW

Each day I hold you closer. Taking deep breaths in hopes to breathe good life, health and healing to your tiny body. When I go home I can still smell you in my clothes and skin. I can’t wait to be with you again. Read Adelia’s Story Kangaroo care helped heal my baby. Keep them […]

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Sweet Baby Girl Has a Name #WW

If you missed the big news about How a Normal Day Became a Birth Story you should read this first. She didn’t have a name picked out because she was so early. I’m glad we waited so that her name could come to us after seeing her. Proud Big Sister Meet my sweet new Lil’ […]

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Baby Girl No More

This past weekend we celebrated my daughters 4th Birthday. We spent the weekend down at Callaway Gardens for the Fantasy in Lights. We got to stay in this amazing cottage and I brought my Mother with us to enjoy it. When She woke up on her Birthday morning I touched her head and she said, I […]

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