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On the anniversary of becoming a mama

September 21, 2016


(Also known as Valencia’s birthday) Four years ago Valencia made me a mama. My heart swelled to hold this little 5.5 lb bundle, and I started on a new journey. I remember clearly knowing that motherhood would change me. But to be quite honest, I think I assumed the change would be kinda a one […]

Tessa Update #4

June 1, 2015


Wow, things have been happening fast for us and we have not had much time to keep you all in the loop. So, here is a quick re-cap of events: Tuesday: The docs feel that Tessa is improving but they want to give her a better first foot forward. So, we begin treatment with IVIG. […]

Tessa’s First Week in Photos

September 19, 2014



Contessa Rachel’s Birth Story + pics

September 19, 2014


September 11th 2014 When many people around the world were remembering what happened 13 years ago in New York, I woke up with the thought, “Today I will birth a baby.” Here is the story. It is short. Much shorter than I was expecting, but birth is one of those things comes in it’s own […]