2 Very Pink Lines: Delivery

Posted on January 5, 2013 by


by Amy Zimmerman, BSN RN

Priorities.  Now is time more than ever for me to really reflect and get mine in line.  Macklynn Elizabeth Zimmerman was born on 12/28/12 at 6:43 am.  She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. We’ve made it home from the hospital with only a small glitch in our hospital stay.  Macklynn spent the night in the Special Care Nursery (similar to a small NICU) because she turned blue for no obvious reason.  The neonatologists think it was a result of reflux and Macklynn not being able to clear her airway effectively.  Since we are breastfeeding, the foods that I eat directly effect her.  Priority #1 of the New Year, get my food figured out so that Miss Macklynn doesn’t have to suffer from reflux.  Cleaning up my foods, and actually sticking to a GT lifestyle, will definitely help with that.  It’ll be a struggle trying to balance all of the new responsibilities thrown at me but through a little hard work and a “just do it” attitude, I know that I can do it.

Priority #2 of the New Year – give more attention  to my mental health.  Last night was the first night home with both kids and it was nothing short of stressful. My goal is to be a calmer mom that can handle the daily stresses of life with two kids under the age of two.  I plan to find this emotional base by practicing Kundalhini yoga and really making a conscious effort to think healthy thoughts.  Having a healthy mind will help me make better decisions regarding my health and my general actions.

2013 will bring forth many changes and lots of hard work but I can honestly say I’m excited for it, but maybe that’s because I got a couple hours of sleep. 😉

Macklynn 30Dec12

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