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.
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 → → PS: FED IS BEST ← ← Continue reading Our Breastfeeding Journey
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.
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.
We’re looking forward to all the fun that 2019 will bring but since we have a few hours left… let’s take a look back all the fun things we’ve done in 2018 (in no particular order): Continue reading “Goodbye 2018”
The moment we had been waiting for since Christmas had arrived. It was October 6th and Loretta (my little sister) and I were in Arlington, TX for what would be an extremely fun night – the Taylor Switch reputation tour.
I’ve had a few friends reach out lately asking if I’d lost weight so I figured I’d write a little about it. Sure, I’ve lost about 35 lbs this year, but I’ve also gained a noticeable (to me) amount of muscle. The next question is usually “How?”. Continue reading “Losing Weight”
Since elementary school (the mid 90s) I’d worn some form of corrective lenses and for as long as I can remember I’ve disliked them. For a good while I had huge, dorky glasses and as I got older I BEGGED my parents to let me try contacts and they didn’t put up too much of a fight.
For several years I wore soft contact lenses during which time I tried every contact lens brand under the sun and they were all. very. uncomfortable.
The biggest complaint I had was dry eyes, regardless of the brand. I finally settled on Acuvue Oasys contact lenses, but even those came with their limitations: I could not shower, swim, or nap with contact lenses in.
Over the last few years Anthony and I have become a bit more comfortable with our finances so similar to how I BEGGED my parents for contacts, I BEGGED Anthony for this surgery. Also similar to my parents, he didn’t put up much of a fight (because he loves me). I knew that LASIK was not covered under our insurance and that it would come with quite a price tag as well as other side effects, so I started to do my research.
About 3 weeks ago I underwent surgery to repair my deviated septum and to have my turbinates reduced. A few of my friends have mentioned that they are in need of these surgeries as well, so I wanted to share a bit more detail about how my surgery went and the recovery process. Continue reading “Septoplasty & Turbinate Reduction”