Episode 10- Open heart surgery at 2.5 days old with Emily Ames

IMG_8092Hello again friends. I have another powerful episode to bring you today. On this episode, I talk with my friend Emily Ames, who lives in Southern California and is mom to four darling children. When her fourth baby, Henry, was about to be discharged from the hospital after birth, a doctor miraculously heard a faint heart murmur and sent him up for more tests. Those tests revealed a heart defect which would require immediate life-saving, open-heart surgery a day later. She went from holding her “healthy” baby in her arms to moments later facing a life or death situation. Hear how she handled the news and what brought her strength as her baby battled for his life in the NICU. While she was always an extraordinary mom, this event had a dramatic impact on the way she views motherhood and the way she savors each moment with her children.

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Show Notes:

More information on Henry’s condition.

After the episode we talked more about some of our favorite parenting books. Here are a few we talked about:

Deliberate Motherhood, How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen

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