#latergram Happy Birthday, my sister! We love you and your little family. Thankful to do life and motherhood with you. And ps- I’m down for tacos and ice cream any day of the week. Just sayin. 😉😘🥰💗@kagdavis
So nice to bust out of quarantine a bit this week with some of our first friends. Our firstborns are now five and nearly five. The last picture is with Hike It Baby circa May 2017 when S and A were two and N was 19 months old. Wow, that went fast! 😢 . Sidenote: Nathan repeatedly stopped to pick all the yellow flowers for me. His momma love is fierce and I love it! ☺️ . Grateful to do motherhood with you ladies and your precious kiddos. Thanks for a fun morning. 💙💗💙
I’m wearing my red ribbon for PE/DVT awareness as my little guy and I celebrate our fifth survival anniversary today. Five years ago (which also happened to be a Monday), I was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary emboli when I was 24 weeks pregnant after a very scary gasping episode at work. . At the time, I didn’t know being pregnant increases your risk of blood clots up to 4-fold and that the risk skyrockets to 100-fold the week following delivery. Sadly, sudden death is the first symptom in 25% of people who have a PE. (I had two!) I remember my ER doctor saying he was surprised I didn’t go into cardiac arrest in the stairwell. It’s truly a God thing that those clots stayed put and the right people were around me at the right time. (Thank you, Imclone MERT and Dr. Milano!) Miraculously, Nathan never went into distress once. He is our little fighter. I like to think he got his fight from his momma. 🧡 . In recognition of our fifth anniversary and the medical professionals that helped us, would you please consider donating to the National Blood Clot Alliance this month? (A donation campaign is live on Facebook, if that is easier) If you’re familiar with my story at all, you know I’m a big advocate for better public education about maternal health complications in general. The NBCA works hard to educate the public of the risks of blood clots, especially among women. Know the risks. Know the signs. Be a survivor too. Visit @stoptheclot or www.stoptheclot.org to learn more. ❤️🧡 . You can read more about our story here: http://www.theheartofhome.net/2016/04/our-story-part-8-crisis-strikes.html?m=1 . Pictures from our first Walk to Stop The Clot in NYC. Watch the news segment from June 2016 here: (We are the group in red) https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/health-and-medicine/2016/06/11/blood-clot-nyc-walk-2016
Another vision I had for the house comes to fruition. We finally added lights under the whimsical crabapple tree. (Our neighbor calls it the bonsai tree because of the 90* angle branches 😂) Added fairy lights in mason jars too, and now I just want to sit under here all the time. ✨💫 . . #hotelcattell2
I still wish I could meet and personally thank my blood donors. #forevergrateful . . It’s World Blood Donor Day! Every June 14th, the World Health Organization (@who) recognizes the tremendous impact blood donors have on patients worldwide. There is no question that donors are saving lives every single day with their selfless generosity. They are giving families just like ours a second chance! . Did you also know the pandemic has created an EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE? Seems like today would be a GREAT day to donate! And maybe, just maybe, a collection site near you will have some yummy treats like these! Here’s some serious inspiration and motivation for the canteen table at our next blood drive! 🅰️🅱️🆎🅾️ . #givebloodsavelives #worldblooddonorday #heroesformoms #blooddonor #blooddonation #blooddonationsavedmylife #areyoumytype #iamsomeonestype #payingitforward #maternalhealth #maternalnearmiss #maternalmorbidity
I met Ruby at one of my January blood drives. She is passionate about maternal mental healthcare, especially for black women. I am very excited to share her research study! 🧡🖤 . The Postpartum Project at Rutgers University is looking for Black women who have given birth in the past 12-months to participate in a paid research study. Information about the study is included below. If you are interested in the study and would like to determine if you are eligible, please contact the lead investigator of the study, Ruby Rhoden, Psy.M. at (609)-301-0313. If you have questions about your eligibility or would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to email the lead researcher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
This is not terrible. 🥂 . . #cattellquarantine
Decisions, decisions!! My parents told me to buy a new bush for our house for Mother's Day! They know me well! 😂 I’m super excited to begin Casey-izing the yard and to officially start phase 2 for the outside. Quick Fire hydrangea is our first deciduous addition!😊🤩🥳🤗 . And I have to say, I LOVE that flower farms are still open. I always look forward to perusing all of the plants every spring. It’s nice to have something feel semi-normal during this pandemic... and I say semi because of this mask situation. 😷😝 Still counting it as a win! . . #hotelcattell2 #cattellquarantine