January Mighty Bee

January Mighty Bee

Mighty Mom: Tricia Asbra Mighty Family: Aaron (dad), Tricia (mom), Andrew (11), Benjamin (11), Kate (8). Grandma and Papa also live with us.   Tricia, tell us first learning you were pregnant and your pregnancy?  We were just getting ready to celebrate our first wedding anniversary when I started feeling dizzy and nauseated. I figured I was just getting sick, but then a co-worker suggested I take a pregnancy test. We had decided to go off birth control about a month before, but I was told that it should take me several months to a year to get pregnant. I went home and took a test and it IMMEDIATELY came back positive. We were so excited! We went to my first appointment with my OBGYN and they told me I was VERY pregnant and likely much farther along than I thought I was. My hormone levels were significantly higher than someone who should have been only 6 weeks pregnant. Because of all of this, they sent me for an ultrasound a week later. During that ultrasound, I was complaining to my doctor about all of the severe pregnancy symptoms I seemed to be having: bad any-time of the day sickness, already out of my regular clothes and quickly outgrowing my first set of maternity pants. She said, “Let’s not talk about ‘normal’ for a second. There’s one heartbeat, there’s two, and there’s a third!” It was at that point that I saw all three babies up on the ultrasound screen for the first time. I was having spontaneous triplets! After their birth, we found out that all three were...
Santa for NICU Grads

Santa for NICU Grads

Bee Mighty is partnering with Pierce’s Project to bring a germ conscious Santa for NICU grads! The first 30 minutes will be for NICU grads 2 and under who may be in isolation season. The remaining time is for any NICU grad! You’ll get a digital image of your little one with Santa! Hope to see you there! Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from 5-7pm at The Belk...
Hops and Shops at Atherton Market

Hops and Shops at Atherton Market

Hops & Shops Holiday MarketEat, drink and be merry at Atherton Mill and Market on Wednesday, December 9th from 6-9pm. Check off your shopping list with gifts from local Charlotte artisans and entrepreneurs while you sip craft beer from Triple C Brewing Company. We’ve got your gift wrapping covered too with donation based wrapping benefiting Bee Mighty.The first 25 Hops and Shops shoppers will enjoy a Triple C Brew courtesy of David Weekley Homes. Yelp Charlotte has us covered with #YelpShopsLocal reusable shopping bags and a sweet s’mores bar Come hungry and check out the Yummi Banh Mi Truck and a cooking demo and sampling from Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Get crafty and deck your halls wih a holiday wreath with the expert assistance of Nectar at the wreath bar Finish your list early this year and keep your dollars in Charlotte by supporting these local makers: Rise Over Run, Carolina Reclaimed, Moko & Company, eb jewelry studio,Marge and Rudy, Pure Stella Skin Care, Jewels by Julia, CLT Boutique,Boldfoot Socks, Daylight Derived, 704 Shop, PlayGround Phresh Kids,Punch Vintage, Elsa Fine, Thirty Seven Stars Crochet, Sunny & Lo,Shannon Newlin LLC, Fundanoodle, Cricket Vision Press, AO Handmade,Small Keys Bugaroo’s Boutique, peace&pallets, Ann Hamilton Pottery,Bookout Blooms, Beverly’s Gourmet Foods, Carolina Artisan Bread,Exceptional Terrariums, Greeneman Farms, Jazzy Cheesecakes, Madison Chocolatiers, Nibbles Personal Chef, SkyeTurtle Designs, Verve,Wish We Had Acres, Pet Wants Monette...
December Mighty Bee

December Mighty Bee

Mighty Mom: Ann Mighty Bee: Olivia What were your very first thoughts when you found out you were pregnant with Olivia? We were very excited when we found out we were expecting Olivia. We had a nine month old son, William and we had had a miscarriage three months earlier so we were very nervous as well. We didn’t tell our family at first.   Did the time pass slowly or quickly throughout the pregnancy? Time went by quickly. When I was about three months pregnant I got very sick and was on bed rest for a week, we thought I would lose the baby. After I recovered I was always afraid I would lose the baby.   Were you aware before giving birth that Olivia would be spending time in the NICU? We had no idea and never expected to be the NICU. According to our doctor everything was progressing normally and Olivia was healthy.   Can you describe the moment Olivia was born? I woke up around 4:00 that morning ( two months before her due date) my back was hurting and I noticed a little spotting. My husband and I thought we would just drop off his daughter at school and go get checked out by my doctor. Before he got back from the school I knew this was more than just a normal back ache. By the time we left for the hospital I was in active labor and trying not to push. My husband was driving 90 mph and yelling at me not to “mess up his new Car”. Our 18 month old son...
September Mighty Bee CeCe

September Mighty Bee CeCe

Mighty Mom: Jen Mighty Bee: CeCe When did you first find out you were pregnant? How was the duration of your pregnancy?  I first found out in March of 2010 that I was pregnant with CeCe. We were told at 18 weeks gestation (on June 29th of that year) at what was supposed to be a routine anatomy ultrasound that she had a “hole in her spine” or Spina Bifida.  The pregnancy was EXTREMELY difficult from the standpoint of all the testing that was immediately involved…hours of MRIs, ultrasounds, 2 amnios etc. and the prognoses we were getting were all the same, terrible. I did not know anything about the NICU before my internship with Bee Mighty. How much did you know about the NICU? And when did you learn you may deliver your baby early?  I knew nothing about NICU.  Our first daughter, born 2 years earlier, was a very routine pregnancy.  Information was given to us that same day of the diagnosis about a research study at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) regarding fetal surgery for our daughter. CeCe was full-term (38 weeks, 5 days), but stayed in the NICU in Philly for 9 days and had her first of 4 surgeries there as well when she was 48 hours old. Tell us about CeCe’s birth and seeing her for the first time. How much did she weigh? I didn’t get to hold her when she was born because of the hole in her spine.  They let me touch her skin and she was whisked away to the NICU and for further discussion about when to close her back (has to be...