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Take us home!

Friday, September 18th, 2009

20615173_thbMy roommate was very uncomfortable. She pressed the call button every hour complaining of pain. Sharing a bathroom postpartum was icky.  The laundry carts squeaked up and down the hallway. Dietary dropped off and picked up trays. Some guy woke me up to ask if I wanted the phone turned on.  The nurses constantly took my vitals and the baby from me every time their shift changed. Sixteen relatives showed up at once during visiting hours.  Exams and discharge instructions from my doctor and the pediatrician created an endless stack of paperwork. We were surrounded by strangers and noise and fluorescent lights.  I wanted my baby out of this chaotic environment. She belonged at home with me and her Dad. I wanted those bulky hospital bracelets off her tiny ankles. Her bassinet was waiting for her. I desperately needed a nice big mug of tea and some privacy.  Taking our baby home from the hospital couldn’t come fast enough.

It was a cold February afternoon. She was all bundled up and snug in her car seat. I sat nervously beside her in the backseat. Pink balloons and flowers surrounded us.  I reminded my husband not to drive too fast. We arrived in our driveway and I sighed. We made it.  Now what do we do? LOL!

No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t rest or relax in the hospital. I wanted to care for my baby by myself and in the space that we so lovingly prepared for her at home. Did you feel anxious during your hospital stay?

Have you shopped for a Mother’s Day gift yet?

Friday, May 1st, 2009

new-motherhood-necklaceWhether it’s flowers your mom wants, or jewelry that she prefers, you can show her your love while helping to make a difference for other moms and babies who need help.  This year, for Mother’s Day, help the March of Dimes give every baby a healthy start in life by choosing as a gift one of the many special items that will support the March of Dimes mission.

The ‘Mother’s Love’ necklace is created from a single, unending loop of sterling silver. It is a unique interpretation of a mother and child caught in an eternal embrace and can be purchased at RedEnvelope.   RedEnvelope will donate to the March of Dimes 10 percent of all items purchased through that Web site until May 31, 2009.

But if it’s flowers or a potted plant your mother loves, you can order them through ProFlowers and $10 of every order will go to support March of Dimes and its programs in communities throughout the United States.

When its time to preserve memories of special times with mom, visit KODAK’s Honor Your Mom Facebook page. causes.com/honoryourmom. In celebration of extraordinary moms everywhere this Mother’s Day, KODAK Picture Kiosk is donating $50,000 towards March of Dimes research and community programs.

Regardless of what gift you choose or what source you use, happy shopping and Happy Mother’s Day!