On March 20th, Anthony and I each had our first Moderna vaccines for COVID-19.
We both had a sore arm starting about 6-12 hours later and that lasted for a day or two. Other than that, I don’t think we experienced any other effects, no headache, fatigue, or anything else out of the ordinary.
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Read all about our family’s journey with breastfeeding and how I chose to “exclusively pump” for Willa’s first year. Quick jump to:• How we arrived at exclusively pumping• Feeding fresh and the “Pitcher method”• The benefits of exclusively pumping• Weaning off the pump• Pumping Stats• Lessons Learned First, I want to start off by saying: → → FED IS BEST ← ← Breast milk is … Continue reading Our Breastfeeding Journey
About a week ago we sent off Miguel’s DNA sample to Wisdom Panel for analysis. We just received the results this morning and we’re honestly shocked and find them hilarious! Before we reveal the results, let’s take a look at everyone’s guesses from our post last week.
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Yet again another Black Friday (ok, so that was a few months ago…) has passed and we are the proud new owners of a Wisdom Panel 3.0 DNA test – now it’s Miguel’s turn! Shortly after test arrived in the mail, Anthony chickened out and decided he couldn’t swab Miguel’s cheeks on his own. So in our latest nail trim appointment at the vet, we asked them to do it for us and they did!
A week ago, Wilhelmina (Willa for short) Adelaide Faxlandez joined our family! She came into this world a bit early so naturally we’re unsure of everything, but at the same time we’re so excited to finally be parents. I wanted to put down some (ok a lot of) info on her entrance, just so I would have something to refer back to and to share in case it resonates with anyone else.
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Although automating your home is the ultimate goal, there will always be some times that you need to control your smart devices manually. For this, voice control is often the easiest way to go.
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Sure being able to control your fixtures using your phone or voice commands can be immensely useful, but what’s even more amazing is when things work “automagically”. This is where sensors come in. Over the years we’ve added motion sensors, open/close sensors, and presence sensors to our home in an effort to make things truly automated as much as possible.
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Well, it’s been a little over a year since we made our last name changes official and almost all of the dust has settled. So I wanted to reflect a little on the process and share our thoughts where we stand now.
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A few days ago, I shared a bit about the Nest Protect smart smoke alarms that we have installed in our home, so I wanted to share a bit more about another product Nest creates that we’ve had for several years now: the Nest Thermostat.
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A few years back, we purchased our first Nest Protect, a smart Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarm, to mount on the ceiling above our chameleon’s vivarium. For good reason, I’m was and am still terrified that Morgan’s heat bulb will start a fire, so having this peace of mind for the last few years has been great.
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