• Blog,  Motherhood,  Olivia

    Staying Home vs Working

    I’ve been home with Olivia for a while and I have to say that I am really liking it. When I started going back to work after my maternity leave, to a job a loved, I was doing just fine. When we found an amazing daycare in LA that loved…

  • Motherhood,  Olivia

    Olivia: 10 Months

    My goodness. They aren’t kidding when they say that time goes by so fast when you have kids. Sometimes I just look at her and think about that little baby that was laying in a hospital bed. I like being home with her now because then I can soak up…

  • Blog,  Olivia

    for your viewing pleasure…

    Myke and I think our daughter is pretty cute. I mean, look at her! Last night, while we were watching TV, one of our nightly rituals. She went around the corner and we noticed she was over there and laughing at herself and we couldn’t figure out what she was…

  • Motherhood,  Olivia

    Olivia-9 Months Old

    Yesterday Olivia turned 9 months old. 39 weeks ago we drove to to the hospital and out popped Olivia. This little girl has been such a joy for us. Even when she teething, not sleeping, or doing something we told her not to do dozens of times, she is a…

  • Baby,  Church,  Olivia

    Reflections and Easter

    I’ve read through these last few posts a dozen times and I add and delete things every time. I don’t know if I will ever be able to perfectly pen how the 39 day process of getting Olivia home. I look back every now and then and my arms long…

  • Baby,  Motherhood,  Olivia

    Olivia’s Story: The Finale

    After we were able to start holding Olivia, she seemed to be on the mend. She was officially off the ventilator the day after we held her and then she was extubated. After a couple more weeks in the NICCU, we were moved up to the 5th floor of the…

  • Baby,  Motherhood,  Olivia

    Olivia’s Story: 12 Days Later

    About a week and a half later, Olivia started to make some strides. Her chest tube was taken out and then her oxygen levels slowly started to be lowered. Now when we arrived at the hospital, we had certain numbers to watch on monitors and we had certain goals. We…

  • Baby,  Motherhood,  Olivia

    Olivia’s Story: September 30, 2017

    On September 30th, We were woken up by the doctors letting us know that, Olivia was officially being transferred to Children’s Hospital LA (CHLA). At this point in time, I was supposed to be recovering in the hospital a few more days, so Myke jumped out of bed, showered, and…

  • Baby,  Motherhood,  Olivia

    Olivia’s Story: September 28, 2017

    If you have been following me on Instagram and Facebook, you know the story I am about to tell. I have thought a lot about writing about the events of the past month. I was worried about sharing too much or scaring other soon to be moms, but then I…

  • Baby,  Motherhood,  Olivia

    Olivia: 6 Months

    I cannot believe Olivia is 6 months old. I was just looking at pictures of her and it’s hard to believe she was so tiny. Sometimes it’s difficult to think back on the first 6 months, we have come so far and she has only gotten stronger and stronger and…