Loading...

Follow Tales from the Mommy Trenches | The life of a former attorney turne.. on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
Or

Valid



Thank you guys so much for your prayers and well wishes this week. We had our 20 week scan today, and apparently I’m only 18 weeks. Funny how with your sixth, you just cannot seem to keep up with how many weeks along you are. Whenever I go into the OB’s office and they ask me how many weeks along I am, I have to respond with, “Don’t you have that in your chart somewhere?” I’d be lying if I…

The post In Which I Divulge the Gender of Baby Number Six appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Testing, testing. Is this blog still on? Where were we? Ah, yes.  I was still riding the high from miraculously weaning Regina off of her feeding tube in a ridiculously short period of time and she was eating like she had been eating by mouth all of her life. I thought to myself, “time to finally relax and rest on your laurels, Sylvia.” There are some small obstacles that occur that are God’s way of reminding us that we were…

The post A Heart for any Fate appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

I’m sure there is at least one person out there who is dying to know how I did this. No? Oh, well. I’m going to write this anyway. Because it’s what I do. It’s what I live for. To help poor, unfortunate merfolk, like yourself! As I outlined in this post, due to a series of unfortunate events, Regina ended up being fully tube fed and retching and throwing up if any sort of nipple came near her mouth. Everyone assured me that…

The post How I got Regina from Fully Tube Fed to Tube Free in 11 Days appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

First of all, let me say something to you that probably no one has said to you in light of your recent news: Congratulations!! I know that word may be sounding jarring to you now, but hear me out. I know how you feel right now. I have been there myself. You are scared, and all of the medical professionals saying things like, “I want you to make an informed decision,” and “I want you to know your options,” which…

The post Dear Mama with a Prenatal Diagnosis of Down syndrome, appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Tales from the Mommy Trenches | The life.. by Sylvia.hobgood@gmail.com - 7M ago

We're coming up on the one year anniversary of that fateful day when we were given Regina's heart defect and probably Down syndrome diagnosis. The one year anniversary of the toughest year of my life, with the lowest lows and the highest highs. Scott and I have been through the refining fire, but we most certainly haven't come out the other side yet. We have been privileged to enjoy Regina's company for seven months now. She is a little firecracker.…

The post One Year appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Wait, I thought she was done with these open heart surgery posts.  Nooooope! So when I left you, Regina’s heart repair had been declared a success. Scott and I went out for dinner and drinks with my sister and brother-in-law to celebrate. In my mind, the toughest part of all this was behind us now. The rest would be smooth sailing into more typical baby experiences. I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more wrong in an assumption in my…

The post Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Recovery: Week 1 appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

If you missed Part I, you may peruse it here.  We arrived back in the CSU, empty handed and in a daze. We packed up our bags since Regina would go straight to the CICU after surgery and since we couldn’t stay with her we would have to check into our hotel. I went to the lactation room to pump while Scott went to the surgical waiting room with his laptop to attempt to get some work done. When I finished pumping,…

The post Open Heart Surgery Telenovela, Part II appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

I was hoping to write this while it was more crisp in my mind, but after six weeks of ER visits, hospitalizations, and having to be constantly on the ready to catch vomit and stop her from choking on it, here we are. Six weeks post op and I finally have a chance to sit down and catch my breath. And I thought heart failure was brutal! It was nothing compared to post open heart surgery, my friends. But I…

The post Open Heart Surgery Telenovela, Part I appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links, but I would recommend them anyway even if it didn’t. It just means Amazon will kick a few pennies on the dollar my way if you end up buying anything through the links. I would use all proceeds for Reggie’s medical expenses, Scout’s honor.  Now, I realize that this is a very niche post, as very few parents have the advantage as we did of being reasonably certain ahead of time that our baby…

The post NICU Survival Checklist appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

It was a day just like any other in the NICU, when the neonatologist turned to me during rounds and asked, “So do you want to take her home today?” Um, YES. I called Scott in a panic, telling him Reggie was finally coming home TODAY, and he needed to come to the hospital so that we can pack up all of her stuff. I had to rush out to a special compounding pharmacy to get her heart medication filled,…

The post HOME. And My Musings on Down syndrome appeared first on Tales from the Mommy Trenches.

Read Full Article
Visit website

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
close
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free year
Free Preview