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    Parenting is HARD

    I know that parenting is a wonderful thing and raising children is something both the Mister and I wanted to do with our lives, but geeze… parenting is harder than anyone can warn you about. Just like being pregnant, every child is different. Yes, it is very much worth the sacrifice we’re making to raise him and eventually any siblings God may bless us with down the line, but still. For the first few days of his life once Jackson was home we tried to keep to the same schedule for his feedings that we had while in the hospital. DON’T do that with your newborn. The suggestion of not…

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    Jaundice sucks

    So jaundice sucks, and apparently is more common in newborns than I thought. Supposedly it can affect 60% of newborns to some degree. Given we’re new parents and all it was just our luck that our son had it and needed additional treatment for it in the nursery at the hospital. Unfortunately our son had a few things stacked against him when it came to fighting back against it. First: I’m diabetic. (Being diabetic can increase the likelihood that any children I had (or have) have a higher chance of jaundice. Awesome.) Secondly: he was assisted out by vacuum extraction so there was some additional swelling & bruising on his…

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    A labor of love

    So one of the most anticipated days was coming ever closer… Baby Bohns due date. Due to my diabetes there was a good chance that I wouldn’t be allowed by my OB to go past my due date. My high-risk dr (yes I had two doctors I was seeing to help monitor the two aspects of my pregnancy: my health & the beans) was keen to have me deliver around 37 weeks (technically medically full-term), but my OB had a different opinion. Until we got to week 37 and she saw how my blood sugars were trending and how I was doing overall. I had been having weekly non-stress tests…

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    Boy + Girl + Rings = Wedding Bells & More

    So the Mister suggested that I speed up the background to my life and focus more on being a mommy to a newborn. I told him that I wanted to give background to my life so that current emotions and feelings would make a bit more sense. Still… I should speed up the past to get to the present. After meeting the awesome sound guy and spending time getting to know him and eventually introducing each other to our families we dated for 3 years. There were ups and downs through it all, but I was shown how incredibly loving, giving and caring he was. I didn’t want to NOT…