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Happy Mother’s Day

To all the Mothers with Empty Arms and Grieving Hearts

Some days are easier than others. There are days when the painful throb of a broken heart briefly eases and tears are replaced by small smiles. These are the moments when the world seems a little lighter, a little brighter, and this new form of “normal” appears almost manageable. There are days without questions, “what-if’s” and the heavy weight of a grieving heart. But today is not that day.

Today is Mother’s Day.

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Top 3 Outings for a Baby Under One

Nine months into this whole baby thing and I finally feel as if I’ve gotten my sea legs. Suddenly day outings and activities don’t seem as daunting as they once did and my week is beginning to pile up with classes and play dates.

Although it’s getting easier as Alistair grows older, I sometimes find it challenging to find age appropriate activities for a little one who isn’t crawling or walking yet. And while I’m not sure he really cares where he is or what we’re doing (as long as he’s with mom) I still like to get out of the house and shake off the cabin fever every once in a while.

That being said, here’s my top three on the list of weekly activities for a baby under one:

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Meeting the 6 Month Milestones

Today, Alistair turns eight months old. (I know, I can’t believe it either!)

Because Alistair was born nine weeks early, his development (size and skill) has always been approximately two months behind other babies his age. Upon discharge from the NICU, we were referred to the Infant Development Program with the Developmental Disabilities Association. In order to assist babies with developmental delays, this program partners with their families to provide support, information, and encouragement.

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