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About

Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.

Fragments

I have so much I could write but my brain is mush at the moment, it's late and well, here's all I have... Developmental clinic today- Xav is showing no delays despite his early start. Weighs over 11 pounds (98 percentile!), 22 inches. And while they don't expect much from him he's ahead of schedule. Holding his head, tracking, alert. It's weird adjusting his age, he's 15 weeks, but technically only 3. The doctor who told me I couldn't nurse yet- he needed a bottle first, who I had to fight through tears - you may be a doctor but he's my son... told me today that I knew best, that I was right... actually said he was wrong! I got Xav to smile today for really the first time. It was really amazing... rewarding. I'm held out. Suffering from cabin fever... BIG time. Can't wait for RSV season to be over so we can join the world. Travel. Is winter almost over? I forget what people are like sometimes. Conversation. I long to reconnect. Friends, mothers. I'm different now, stronger, confident, unafraid to persist. So much has changed. Time to sleep.

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