Wanted to share something that’s been heavy on my heart lately—today, Ryder finally got the RSV vaccination, after months of pushing & calling the doctors offices, insurance, the specialty pharmacy, & Synergist. Months on the phone, on hold, appts at the pediatrician, pulmonary doctor, nicu doctor. The RSV vaccinations are thousands of dollars & it’s a very specific criteria to qualify—thankfully, Ryder was able to qualify for this winter season due to his compromised lungs & missing the lower lobe of his left lung. Without this protection, RSV could easily hospitalize him & be life threatening. After a ton of research & guidance from our doctors, we chose to vaccinate our children. We always have for the girls but after Ryder was born (& after my nephew Noah was born) it became a much more serious matter. When you have an immunocompromised child, it goes beyond just vaccinating—it’s choosing to TRUST the doctors who SAVED Ryder’s life. I will never in a million years doubt their advice (which is always backed up by research). So it’s hard to see articles about “putting poison in your child’s body” or “doctors are evil & just want to make money & make you sicker” or “vaccines cause autism” when we’ve been fighting since Ryder was born to save & protect his life. Doctors that worked endlessly to heal & get him well enough to go home, are seen as our heroes. Unless you’ve walked in these shoes, you will never know what it feels like to watch from the sidelines as your baby fights for their life. I think there needs to be more kindness spread when it comes to these topics—more support and understanding. This post is in NO way trying to start a debate or is judging the other side, rather just another view on the matter. Immunocompromised babies/children/adults depend on those around them to be protected from life threatening illnesses. This has not been an easy road for us—it’s hard, tiring, stressful, frustrating but really all comes down to protecting my children. Again, this is just something that we are going through that I wanted to share. Thank you to everyone who checks in & cares about our sweet boy, you are so appreciated ♥️
Bullying remains a major issue confronting schools
Eight year old Gabriel Taye was bullied at school on the day he killed himself, attorneys say.
At what point do we get frustrated enough to do something. Signing up to be a mentor or volunteering at a school is a great place to start.
My November Essential Rewards order came today!!! I’m one of those crazies that waits until the last minute to have it process🙈
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From Winter of 2002 til fall of 2019 I never gave much energy or even thought about #RKelly child pornographic allegations. I like his music and I thought it was just one girl. I like Dave Chappelle but that shit was funny to me so I never took it seriously. Until I saw surviving R. Kelly 2 weeks ago and about 4 of the cases really been on my mind the most. #dominiquegardner , #Sparkle 's niece, #Aaliyah and the #joycelynsavage one. They stand out the most for me. All of it is terrible to me. But those stories really been on my mind for the last 2 weeks. Thinking of scenarios to prevent it if I was there or old enough at the time for Aaliyah and sparkles niece. Chi-Town is Chiraq so I thought of the possibilities of what if the IVL, tvl UVL CVL GD's BDs FOLKS PEOPLE got a hold of him by 2002 had it prevented the last 10 or so. Whatever would've happened to prevent this shit. I'm with it but there are thousands of silent voices crying within, every second of everyday. That shit really bothers me. I got 3 young nieces 3 adult nieces and a great niece that I think about all the time because of the RKelly situation. That's why I'm so into the #jadakingdom Song I'm always posting. #protectthebabies#protectourwomen
That’s a wrap folks! In honor of prematurity awareness month baby bug and I have shared about our donation journey with @prolacta_bioscience to help spread the word about human milk donation 🤱🏼 -
If you have an oversupply or know anyone who does, I highly recommend becoming a milk donor 💕 It has been a wonderful journey for us to share our abundance with fragile micro-preemies in need and to read the success stories of how much it’s helped them thrive! We will be continuing to share our extra Millie’s as long as we can 🙌🏻 -
Baby bug and I packed and sent off another cooler of #freshsqueezed milk 😂 just in time to make it before the Thanksgiving holiday! 🙌🏻 -
This time of year more than ever fragile micropreemies need extra nutritional support. That’s where @prolacta_bioscience comes in! They take donor milk from mommas like myself who have an oversupply and turn it into the only true human milk fortifier 🙌🏻 -
If you want to know more about the process or about being a donor, let me know and I’d be happy to answer questions 💕 -
Our bodies are so amazing! These bags of milk are both mine but pumped during different times. The milk on the left was while I personally was battling a cold and the milk on the right just a few days later. Milk changes for your babies needs! Amazing right?? 😱 -
As a milk donor giving milk to fragile micro preemies it’s important for me to notify my @prolacta_bioscience milk bank of any illnesses, medications, vitamins, and even herbal teas I may consume. Some are not acceptable and require a wash out period. Though for this cold I only took a little vitamin C powder I made the decision to keep the milk for my kiddos and not take a risk with such sensitive little ones. 👶🏻 -
Prolacta goes above and beyond to help protect micro preemies by creating a human milk fortifier from donor milk 🤱🏼💕 I’m so thankful I get to be a part of that process 🙌🏻 -
This holiday season,
I won’t say sorry for having to leave early because my kid is fussy.
I won’t apologize for denying you from holding him because your hands aren’t washed.
I won’t say sorry because I’m still uncomfortable you holding him.
I won’t say sorry for keeping him covered up.
I won’t say sorry for asking you to stay away if your sick.
I won’t say sorry for my anxiety.
I won’t say sorry period. 🙅🏽♀️
This holiday season will be different, because I’m done being sorry for things I’m not sorry for. 🤷🏽♀️
Go ahead and share this if you need to remind those around you that you’re allowed to not apologize for keeping your babies safe. 💙
Swipe to see my baby cuteness. 🥰
In Spanish 💙
Esta temporada de vacaciones,
No voy a pedir perdón por tener que irme temprano porque mi hijo es quisquilloso.
No me disculparé por negarle que lo abrazara porque no se lavan las manos.
No voy a pedir perdón porque todavía me incomoda que lo hayas agarrado.
No voy a pedir perdón por mantenerlo cubierto.
No voy a pedir perdón por pedirte que te mantengas alejado si estás enfermo.
No voy a pedir perdón por mi ansiedad.
No voy a decir perdón período. 🙅🏽♀️
Esta temporada de vacaciones será diferente, porque he terminado de disculparme por cosas que no siento. 🤷🏽♀️
Siga adelante y comparta esto si necesita recordarles a quienes lo rodean que no puede disculparse por mantener seguros a sus bebés. 💙
Desliza para ver mi ternura bebé.
Not that I have anything against teen parents (moms or dads) or that this is only for teens. But when you really don't want kids, and know you really cant raise this baby. You need to do the right thing. Never keep your child because people like kids and you'll get attention. Think about your babies future, do you want your kids to hate you? No, than do what's best for the baby, even if it's hard for you. Because in the end you want your child safe and happy. Do the right thing please.
I have seen parents get there children taken cause they stopped or could care for them anymore. I hate that. Its easier to do the right thing right away then the wrong thing later, that will cause long term problems and pain.
Or even giving your child to family if possible to care for and help you. Just until you can get on your feet and be the best you possible. Because a child doesn't deserve a half way parent.
Are you doing the right thing?
🇯🇲🔥🎶🔥🎶🔥🇯🇲 #MusicUNeed2Ear -
🔴 SERIOUS ANTI RAPE & ASSAULT ANTHEM 🔴 #Jamaican music is many things... not just ONE thing.
It does MORE than just make you wine & grind. It makes you think, see, wise up & (eventually) RISE UP ...... if you are paying attention & not distracted by the system and it's various schemes and plots.
May be THAT'S why Jamaican music has always struggled get to a level that equals POP ... it's artist are not bubble gum chewers for long. They speak up...... I for one am grateful for this ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FCKRY attitude that has been a part of #reggae and #dancehall for over 50 years ... and so are millions of other people for whom this music becomes the VOICE OF THE VOICELESS.....
MAJOR TUNE right here by the ultra talented rising superstar
👑 @jadakingdom #Execution Fi Rape
Salute to her for keeping the fire blazin .... with NO APOLOGY #ProtectTheBabies
Well...@milezofadventures and I did a thing today... Something neither of us have ever done. 😱 We got flu shots. 💉 With Baby Hernandez on the way, it made us re-evaluate our feelings on this vaccine and others (believe me, this was no easy task). After LOTS of research, we decided that it just wasn't worth the risk. #parenting is already proving to be quite the ride, but at least I get to do it with this goof! 🙌🙌 P.s. He even got a lollipop! 🍭