Category Archives: Wise Beyond Struggles

Preparing for preemies

Preparing for preemies

I didn’t buy any preemie or newborn clothes. I mean my first son was nearly 10 pounds, so come on, even with twins, I knew my babies were going to be big.   Well, thank goodness for a long-time, good, sorority, girlfriend, Stacey, who brought me over a sack full of preemie and newborn clothes.Read More

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Hot Air Balloon Festival Texas

Hot Air Balloon Festival Texas

 My son just loves balloons. Last month, we attended a hot air balloon festival. That was really a lot of fun. We arrived around 6am and watched the sunrise. My husband is not really a morning person, but I absolutely love getting up early, especially when starting a day with a beautiful sunrise, blue skies,Read More

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Pretty Good for a White Boy

Pretty Good for a White Boy

These are actually the exact words all the nurses and doctors used. The fact that my 33 week and 2 day year old white boys were able to breastfeed is unusual and promising. I just thought it was funny to always be told, “wow your boys are doing good, for a white boy.” From aRead More

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Bringing newborn twins home from hospital

Bringing newborn twins home from hospital

 One of the happiest days of my life: The day they told us we could take our twin boys home, I felt as though I had won the lottery. My heart was pounding so hard, and I had to force myself to eat. I was just so excited, I was crying one minute and jumpingRead More

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Leaving a hospital without your newborn baby

Leaving a hospital without your newborn baby

One of the hardest days of my life:  The day they checked me out of the hospital, my husband and I had to pack up and leave going home empty handed. We had to leave our twin babies in the NICU. My crying was uncontrollable. It was truly heart wrenching! I spent every hour possible,Read More

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Placed in different rooms in the NICU

Placed in different rooms in the NICU

 Unthinkable but couldn’t be helped?? Due to a lack of rooms, space, other babies already in place, our twins were not placed side by side in the NICU. Not only were they not placed side by side but they were placed in different rooms, different hallways, and locations within the NICU. It took us severalRead More

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Recovering from a C-Section: The Hall Walk

Recovering from a C-Section: The Hall Walk

From my room to the room of the boys in the NICU, I had to walk 4x what you see in the picture posted. Let me tell you, after having gone through a major surgery, being swollen, and in great pain, trying to walk down this hall to get to my newborn babies, was quiteRead More

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My Twin Birth Story

My Twin Birth Story

So the part about visiting the NICU during your 2nd trimester when pregnant, with twins, I skipped over in my twin book reading. I totally underestimated the power of twins on your body’s hormones and outcomes. Especially in my case, because I have to take Lovenox shots to thin my blood due to having LupasRead More

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Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts

This is my personal experience with ovarian cysts. Before facing surgery for an orange sized cyst, which eventually grew coconut sized, on one of my ovaries, along with having many other smaller cysts on the other ovary, I wanted to try some natural remedies. My doctor gave me a window of opportunity between a miscarriageRead More

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Mass shooting in Colorado

Mass shooting in Colorado

Eventhough it has been several weeks since the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, leaving 12 dead and over 70 wounded within minutes, we still feel the shock and great sadness within our hearts. This tragedy is now noted as the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. It’s events like this that have me struggle with God’s mercy. Especially now,Read More

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