The Backiel’s in Boca!

“Parents don’t really go on vacation. They just take care of their kids in a different city.” YUP. Ain’t that the truth? But, taking care of Madison in the warmth of Florida was a hell of a nice change lol! Last week the three of us ventured out for our first family vacation and first time flying with our queen! John and I were nervous wrecks about it. We went back and forth about whether or not to actually go for months. Madison is just so complex it’s scary to break out of our comfort zone with her, but...

She missed us!

Saturday night John and I had a wedding for two very close friends. We were really looking forward to it. Honestly, what parents don’t look forward to a night out? A few drinks, dancing, catching up with friends, and real talk and alone time for a few hours. Yes please! Leaving Madison however is something we don’t do often. We’ve never left her overnight and I’m not sure when we’ll ever feel comfortable enough to do that. So even though the wedding was 2.5 hours away, we decided to drive back afterwards. Even leaving Madison for just a few...

One Year Home!

One year ago today, after almost 70 days of living in the hospital, we returned home with our little miracle girl. It wasn’t at all how we imagined the first 2 months of having a new baby to go. I honestly look back and still can’t believe that I walked out of my house on July 20th , and did not return until September 26th. I can’t believe that we lived in a tiny hospital room, sleeping on a small bed in the windowsill, eating the same take out food, holding our baby in the same chair, constantly checking...