Where to Begin?

Newborn Photo Shoot Funny Hat

Happy New Year!  I know it’s March but I haven’t “spoken” to you since last year.  WoW!  I won’t apologize.  I can’t.  There is no possible way I could blog and figure out life with a newborn.  I mean, I guess there was a way but it wasn’t happening for me. In fact, I considered […]

Delaney Grace is Home!

Delaney Going Home

After spending 67 LONG days in the NICU, Delaney Grace came home last Tuesday. She started her NICU journey weighing 3 pounds 2 ounces: She ended her NICU journey weighing 6 pounds 1 ounce! If you have never had a child in the NICU, you don’t know how hard it is.  First of all, I […]

Part Two: Welcome to the World Delaney Grace

First Family Photo

Before you read this post, make sure you have read Part One.  Then, get ready for picture overload! Delaney Grace Swafford was born on September 12, 2015 at 11:56 p.m.  She weighed in at a tiny 3 pounds 2 ounces but was a whopping 16 3/4″  long. The actual c-section was very easy for me. […]

Part One: Welcome to the World Delaney Grace

Being the Parent of a Preemie means you are extra special.

If you are new to my blog, please read these two posts before this one! One Day at a Time Takes on a Whole New Meaning Part One Part Two A week ago, September 12, I was told Delaney Grace would be born. Let me go back a day or two and start from the […]

Sometimes He Whispers

God does not send thunder if a still, small voice is enough

Life is crazy.  Life is busy.  Life can get a bit overwhelming at times. I used to be somewhat of a “workaholic.”  I did it out of both necessity and the love for my jobs.  During the school year, I would easily work 10 to 12 hour days.  I worked from 7:00-3:00 and then would […]

Wake Up Call

Jen 29 weeks pregnant

I went back to the doctor on Monday.  Of course, my blood pressure had been great for the whole week before going.  I get there, and it is high. Lovely.  You gotta love white coat syndrome. Just the thought of having to go back to the hospital if it is high, makes it high. ANYWHO…The […]

Part Two: One Day at a Time Takes on a Whole New Meaning

Delaney Grace's profile pic

If you missed my post on Friday, you will want to read that one before this one or it might not make a whole lot of sense: Read it HERE. So, after a very eventful day on Monday, we were moved to a “more comfortable” room around 1:00 a.m.  More comfortable meaning, “It had a […]

One Day at a Time Takes on a Whole New Meaning…Part One

Delaney looking at camera

My motto this year is “One Day at a Time!”  For me, when I chose this, I thought it was for my weight loss journey…and it was…until last week. On Monday, at 27 weeks pregnant, I went to my doctor’s office for the “fun” glucose test to see if I had gestational diabetes.  I was […]

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – Giveaway [Closed – Winner Announced]

Balance Bar Cookie Dough

Did you know today, August 4, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?!?  Me either but now I do! My favorite chocolate chip cookies are homemade.  The recipe comes off the Nestle Toll House bag and they MUST be made with others!  Growing up, I would always make cookies with my parents.  Now, I make them […]

Case of Ball Canning Jars – Giveaway [Closed – Winner Announced]

Win a Case of Ball Jars

Today is International Can-It-Forward Day.  To get all the details, go check out THIS blog post and make sure you tune it live to their broadcast! In honor of this celebration, they are giving away a case of Ball jars to one ItSuxToBeFat blog reader!  All you have to do to win is enter using […]