Liam’s Puppy Party Birthday!

May 14, 2014 by · 4 Comments
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A couple of weekends ago, my sweet angel turned two and we had a puppy themed birthday party.  Since Liam spent his first birthday in the hospital and we had to cancel his party, I decided to go all out this year.  Puppies/dogs are his favorite right now, so it was settled.  I started planning the party about 3 months before so I could take my time planning, crafting and building doghouses.

I got the idea for these puppy invitations from Pinterest but I changed it up a...

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Easter 2014

April 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Hope everyone had a great Easter this year.  The Hodge family sure did.  We had beautiful Spring weather and we spent most of the weekend outside working in our yard and chasing Liam around.  Having a two year old makes every holiday so much to celebrate as a family.  Here are a few photos from our Easter: We are really trying to limit the amount of sugar Liam eats and honestly I really think some parents go way overboard with Easter baskets.  I like to keep it simple.  I filled the eggs with Cheddar Bunnies, graham crackers, and I did slip...

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Sippy/Straw Cup Review

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We have tried many sippy cups.  Some I really love and others that made me want to scream and walk it off.  There is nothing worse than finding that your child's sippy cup has leaked into their diaper bag or onto their clothes or your car etc.   Finding the perfect sippy cup is essential to having a happy baby and a happy mommy.

Let's start with the worst.

5.  I bought these Munchkin Click Lock Re-usable  straw cups at Babies R Us.  I thought they...

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Liam’s Helmet Progress

August 16, 2013 by · 4 Comments
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I am pretty impressed with how well Liam's Starband is working.  Liam has about 5 weeks left and we are all ready to be done.  He has been wearing it since April (about 3 1/2 months), which just happens to correspond with the hottest months of the year.  Liam adjusted to it well and it has honestly been pretty helpful since he just started walking about a month ago.  I know he looks precious in his helmet but I missing kissing all over his little head and being able...

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Zoo Trip!

July 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Last week, Liam had an appointment with his cardiologist in Jackson and we found out he will have to have another heart cath in October.  We were really upset, so we decided to cheer ourselves up and went to the zoo.  Although the Jackson Zoo is small and needs a makeover, it was a really good time.  Oh and please ignore his mismatched outfit, he threw up all over his clothes on the way to Jackson and this is a back up outfit. :)

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Liam’s Helmet

May 8, 2013 by · 4 Comments
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Liam was diagnosed with Plagiocephaly  about a month or so ago, although we knew his head was misshapen way before that.  At first, the doctors blamed it on his vacuum extraction.  Then they told us to switch the side of the crib he sleeps on.  This helped but didn't solve the problem.  About 2 months ago, Liam's physical therapist told us that she felt like Liam needed a helmet and that we would need a referral from his neurologist.  We saw his neurologist and talked to him about...

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Liam’s Birth Story

March 14, 2013 by · 8 Comments
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I wanted to have Liam naturally.  I took the childbirth classes at the hospital, read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and even watched The Business of Being Born like 3 times.  I really thought I could do it.  Since I was having high blood pressure issues, my doctor decided to induce me a week early using Pitocin.  At 39 weeks I was huge and miserable and just agreed with him.  As soon as my Pitocin fueled contractions started I knew that my doctor clearly hated me (not really).  And...

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Five Things…

March 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment
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  1.  I really like looking at homes in my neighborhood online, once they are listed for sale.  I do it all of the time. 2.  I would be a stay at home mom, like this minute if I could afford it.  I cherish my weekends at home with Liam and Ben.  I love Liam so much and miss him terribly while I'm at work. Being a working mom is one of the hardest things I have ever done. 3.  I seriously wish that my close friends and I could start a...

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Liam’s first 3 months

August 13, 2012 by · 3 Comments
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Liam is such a wonderful baby.  We love him so much and it doesn't hurt that he is so cute!  In just 3 months he has grown so much.  He weighs over 12lbs and is 23 inches long.  Liam smiles and laughs and is working so hard to hold his head up on his own and roll over.  He sleeps between 6-8 hours a night!  He is such a happy baby and we are smitten.

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Meet our Little Liam!

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Liam Finn Hodge was born 4.18.12!  The last three months have been so crazy.  I am not quite ready to share his birth story but I promise that I will.  Liam is the sweetest cutest baby and I am so proud to be his mother.  My life is so much better with him in it.

I'll be sharing his 1-3 month photos...

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