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Mom Must-Have: Lysol Laundry Sanitizer

This post is sponsored by Lysol. Does your child have a blanket that they won’t let go of? You know the one… the blanket that goes wherever your child goes: to the park, to the grocery store, to the restaurant, in the car. The blanket that MUST not be forgotten, unless you want to chance a toddler melt down in the middle of the mall. The blanket that gets dragged on the cement and through the dirt. The blanket that…

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Here we go again…

You may have seen (from Instagram stories) that we’ve spent a lot of time at the hospital this week. I have done my best to be an open book and share as much as possible when it comes to Deuce’s condition, because it’s so rare and I believe in advocacy and raising awareness. But writing this update is excruciating and I have been putting it off for days. I’ve been getting lots of messages from family and friends asking for…

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A Little Family Update

Hey friends! It’s been a while since I posted a little family update and it seemed like the perfect time to do so. Yesterday, we took Deuce for a check up and his doctor let us know that his condition has progressed, so he will be seeing his neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon again in the next few weeks. We will also be seeing an optometrist. Besides all that, he’s literally the sweetest and we are so obsessed with him and…

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Deuce’s Baseball 1st Birthday Party!

Last weekend, we hosted Deuce’s first birthday party at our new home and had the best time! We chose a baseball theme and it turned out so cute! I am still in awe that my baby boy is ONE, it seems unreal. His first year has flown by and he still seems like a baby to me! He had so much fun at his party and loved his smash cake. His sisters probably enjoyed the party more than anyone… they…

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It’s Deuce’s Birthday Week!

This week, my sweet baby boy turns ONE. I really don’t know where the time has goneΒ at all. This past year has flashed by in the blink of an eye. My boy is a fighter, a lover, and a true miracle. I am so proud of everything he has overcome… He is my hero and I am so proud to be his mama!! He is standing up on his own, walking along furniture, and attempting to take a step or…

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Evenflo Pivot Stroller Review

Evenflo gifted this stroller in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. For more information, please visit the disclaimerΒ page. I am so excited to share about our newΒ Pivot Stroller from Evenflo. We have been using the stroller for over a month now and are loving it!!Β This is the most versatile stroller we have ever owned. It can be used several different ways! You can face your baby forward, backward, or even lay…

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Six Months Post-Op

Six months ago, I did the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I handed my son over to complete strangers and trusted them to fix him. I sat in a cold waiting room with my husband and my closest friends and family members and prayed for the surgeon’s hands. I prayed that God would be present in that operation room and that my son would be okay. A photo posted by Bethanie Garcia 🌿 (@thegarciadiaries) on Jul 26,…

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Introducing Formula To a Breastfed Baby

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhyPlumFormula #CollectiveBias #Sponsored We have been blessed to have nine months of exclusive breastfeeding. The only reason I have succeeded in this is because I am with my son 24/7. I have never spent a night away from him, the longest I’ve been away is to have a mini spa day (which was four hours). I don’t pump much milk and definitely wouldn’t…

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The hardest part.

I’ve promised you all an update on my nine month old son, Deuce, so here we go… Please bare with me because this mama is an emotional mess. About a month ago, I noticed a teeny tiny ridge on the back of Deuce’s head. I also noticed that his head was still narrow in areas where it should be full and full in areas it should be narrow. I brought it up to our physical therapist and she said that…

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9 Months of Deuce

Nine months ago today, Deuce came into the world. It was a few minutes past midnight and I had been in labor for almost 20 hours. Labor was rough and I was on oxygen because of his heart rate dropping. He came out sunny side up with the cord wrapped around his neck and had a bit of a rough start. And of course, he was diagnosed with cranio at 2 months old and had surgery at 3 months. Now…

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