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The Bumpdate 1/3/2022

The Weekly Newsletter for Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Families

Happy new year, friends! Now that the holidays are behind us and we've packed up the wrapping paper and recycled the Christmas tree (just kidding, it's still in the backyard), I'm looking forward to all the great things 2022 has to bring. I'm adding new events to our calendar but I wanted to take this time to let everyone know that we are moving the majority of events online for the month of January. Omicron is spreading like wildfire and this year's flu is a beast! We'll plan on getting back together mid February when, fingers crossed, things have improved. Please continue to use your masks and wash your hands! If you are pregnant and due for your booster, now is a great time to get that done. As always, contact us with any questions or concerns regarding COVID 19 vaccines and boosters.

Google Reviews

Some days I feel incredibly old and uncool (kids will do that to you). Then other days, I think I'll never quite wrap my head around the fact that I'm an actual adult and responsible for raising small people. Technology is not my jam but I'm also Gen X so I'm not completely clueless. Like most folks, I love word of mouth referrals for everything from coffee to cars but Google reviews are where our traffic come from. 2022 is going to be a year of big growth for us and we'd love your help in spreading the word. If you received any type of care from us would you head over to google leave us a review? We appreciate y'all!!

Hazel smiling as she heads home from the birth center.

Welcome Newbies

I'm behind on our birth announcements! Earlier this month one of our Whole Heart Collective families welcomed their twin boys at 34 weeks gestation. James and George are growing like weeds and will hopefully be going home sometime in the next month or so. James (3lbs) outweighed his brother George by 1oz. Grow, grow, grow little buddies!

The final two weeks of December we helped usher three more little ones earthside with Miss Hazel getting here just in time for her folks to qualify for that awesome child tax credit! High fives to all our December families!!!

Upcoming Events

  • Zoom PP Support Group Wednesday 1/5 10am Zoom.

  • Take a Walk PP Support Group : Oyster Creek Park 10am 4033 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478

  • Latch Clinic: Now on Zoom Wednesday 1/12 10am, Leah Jolly IBCLC will join our weekly postpartum support group to answer your feeding questions. We have breakout rooms now so you can spend a few min in private with Leah if necessary.

  • HOH Gear Swap: Drop off your gently used gear/ clothing Saturday 1/15 between 12-2pm and come shopping Sunday 1/16 9am-12. (Date change possible)

  • Pregnancy Group Core Class: Online zoom When Plans Change with Mary Love 1/16 2pm -3:30pm

  • Infant CPR: January 23 noon - 2pm. $45 a person, masks required please email Gail Gould at cprandsafetylady at gmail dot com to make payment, RSVP here.

  • Partner's Event: Expectant partners chat with new parents about the ins and outs of life with a newborn.

Ongoing Events

  • Postpartum Support Group: Every Wednesday from 10-12ish and Thursday 9:30-11:30. Zoom link has been sent to all HOH clients and Whole Heart Collective members. Email Jessica if you need more information.

  • Queer Parent Circle: Second Sunday of every month 3:30-5pm Open to the public!

  • Birthworkers Circle: Second Sunday of every month starting Jan 2022 time TBD

  • Various Childbirth Education Curriculums starting soon: Rebel Birth weekly series or weekend intensive, and Bradley Method with Anne Zwicky. Birthing from within.

That's all for now! Have a great week everyone.

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