Hi everyone! My name is Cassy Fiano and I'm making the move over here to TummyTime from Cuddlebugs where I've been blogging for a few months now. Let me tell you all a little about me. I was born in Jacksonville, Florida. My husband and I met when we were twelve, at a birthday party where he fell on the pool deck and broke one of his front teeth. My husband is a Marine, and has been serving in the Corps for over six years now. We got married on May 08, 2010. My husband and I knew that we wanted to have a family and that when we did, I would be a stay-at-home mommy. We also knew we wanted to get cracking on our family right away! So in July of 2010, we found out I was pregnant, and on the day of my first doctor’s appointment, he deployed to Afghanistan. After a rough pregnancy filled with complications ranging from bleeding and preterm contractions to a bout with pre-eclampsia, I gave birth to our son, Benjamin, on March 29, 2011. His head was a little bit too big -- well, three centimeters too big! -- so we ended up having a c-section. Luckily, my husband was home just in time. The day we went to the hospital to have Ben was the day he came home! Ben is now around seven months old, and surprise! We're pregnant again! Unlike Ben's pregnancy, this one was definitely not planned. But we're still just as thrilled to be having another little one join our family! One of the big downsides is that Matt is gearing up for yet another deployment, and he'll be missing this birth altogether. The best part is that I'll have the joy of dealing with a toddler and a newborn all by myself! Oh, and the homecoming will be extraordinarily emotional and intense, I'm sure. I can't wait to share our stories with you!
January 3rd, 2014 Cassy Fiano
Well, TummyTimers, we’ve been through a lot together. But the time has come to say goodbye.
I feel like I’ve had the amazing opportunity to share a lot with you all over the past few years. I’ve had three pregnancies altogether. …
December 24th, 2013 Cassy Fiano
It took me a few days to figure Ivy out. Not too strange, right? That’s the way it is with all babies. They all have their own little quirks and needs to adjust to. With Ivy, she wouldn’t sleep for …
December 20th, 2013 Cassy Fiano
When we first got home with Ivy, she slept well for the first few days. I was so incredibly relieved — I have two other kids to take care of, after all, and I wasn’t looking forward to the …
December 9th, 2013 Cassy Fiano
After nine long months of waiting, the day I’ve been anxiously looking forward to finally arrived: the birth of my little girl, Ivy Anne Chesser.
My C-section was scheduled for 7:45 in the morning, and we were due at the hospital …
November 29th, 2013 Cassy Fiano
Next week, my third baby will be here. And that means I need to decide, quick, what it is I want to do about feeding: breast, or bottle?
I haven’t had good luck with breastfeeding. With Benjamin, I tried so hard …