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Day 14

Timeline Of My Day 07:00am- Wake-Up 08:00am- Arrive to work 09:00am- Plan MyDay/Review Calendar For Meetings 10:00am- Check-In With Floor Staff, Address Concerns/Issues 11:00am- Review Reports/Print Reports 12:00pm-Work On Audits/Staff and Patient Schedules 1:00pm- Lunch.. Maybe. 2:00pm- Answer Phone Calls/Emails 3:00pm- Check-In With Floor Before Heading Home 4:00pm- Leave Office and Go Home 5:00pm- Start […]

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My Experience As A Special Needs Parent

My son is turning One this month. What has our first year with Rodrigo Ivan been like? Let’s recap! Rodrigo Iván was diagnosed with Translocation Down Syndrome at 1 week old. Translocation Down Syndrome falls under Trisomy 21 criteria. Meaning, he has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. The difference here is that the […]

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Post-Partum Depression: Part II

Him: Are you ok? Me: (Crying) No. Him: What’s Wrong? Me: I don’t know, I just feel sad. Him: Why? Me: I don’t know, I am just not happy. My Husband That night I let all my emotions out. I had been “secretly” dealing with them. I think my husband knew before I did, that […]

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Quick Update: Blogger Life

Posting on Monday’s is not working for my life or my blog. I am changing my posting dates to Wednesday’s. Please keep updated on my 3 series blog post as they all come together to deliver a huge message on Post-Partum Depression. By the way, what would you like for me to write about? Remember […]

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It’s Back to Work

As I’ve shared on one of my blog posts, I went back to work earlier than expected. My maternity leave started 05/21 to 07/02. I took exactly 6 weeks off. My short term disability was not approved and my paid time off and sick time were used up in 4 weeks. I have never been […]

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Who am I?

Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you forgot who you were? Or, forgot to eat? I couldn’t comprehend how busy and overwhelmed I was. This is common in mothers of multiple children. Mothers of one child can relate as well. Mom Life The only day my son and I got rest was the day […]

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Grieving A Loss

On May 23rd, 2018 I greeted my newborn baby. I felt excited and happy, rejoicing in Gods blessings. Thanking Him for allowing me to be a mother again. Thanking Him for picking me out of the many women in the world to raise His child. What I Imagined I bought two pairs of newborn onesies […]

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The News of His Diagnosis Isn’t News Anymore

It’s “Official” “Hello Mom, the Karyotype results came back, Rodrigo has Translocation Down Syndrome.” My mind hit the reset button. It is real. Officially my son had DS. Why did I need the results of a genetic test to come back positive when I already knew? I have no clue. It felt like “the real […]

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So Who’s Fault Was This?

Once Rodrigo’s blood work came back his pediatrician made a call to the NICU, where we stayed for a week due to his high bilirubin level, to confirm his diagnosis. She told me that he indeed have Down Syndrome but it was the rarer type of Trisomy 21. There are rare types? Yes guys there […]

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He has Down Syndrome?!

My midwife said, “you as a nurse should see some characteristics on him, do you see them?” My response was hesitant and I just said, “well all newborns look the same when they are born, I can’t really tell.” But I knew the minute I held him in my arms that my son had Trisomy […]

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