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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Our Pregnancy Photos

April 15, 2012 by · 6 Comments
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I was on the fence about taking pregnancy photos.  Most pregnancy photos I've seen look like a mix of bad senior glamour photos and awkward pregnancy nakedness.  But part of me knew I might me mad at myself for not documenting this special time in our lives.  So a couple of weeks ago my friends Katie Kester and Nikki Ballard took our pregnancy photos and I'm so glad that they did. Here are a couple of my favorites:

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Oh baby! Week 38 of 40

April 2, 2012 by · 5 Comments
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So lately I have gotten a lot of good news.  I haven't had any more blood pressure issues and my doctor thinks I only have about a week or so until Liam is born.  I am 60% effaced and 1 cm dilated.  Also my doctor thinks that once my labor starts, it will go fast.  I couldn't be more excited.  Now I am just waiting. I still need to put some final touches on the nursery, make my playlist for the hospital and finish packing my hospital bag,...

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