So I haven’t been writing as much as I was hoping to, the holidays were busy, and I have been dealing with all the lovely pregnancy things.
As most of you probably know, this is a rainbow baby for me. I found out I was pregnant exactly five months to the day after I found out I was pregnant…a pregnancy that would end in miscarriage.
I have gone through feelings and emotional episodes that put the feelings and emotional episodes of my other pregnancies to shame, made them look like pure child’s play. I thought I would feel better when I passed the point at which I miscarried in April…and I did, but then I was like “Okay, I need to get to 12 weeks. Surely I’ll feel better then.”
Nope. I wasn’t prepared for this at all. No article, all of which were well written and very helpful, prepared me for this, though they all seemed to be along the line of “It’s normal to be afraid during a rainbow pregnancy.” Continue reading
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My last post was very difficult to write, and shared a very, very hurtful thing that I am still finding myself coping with.
On April 17th, 2016, I found out I was pregnant with my fourth child. I enjoyed the news for 48 hours. On the 19th began ten days of constant blood level monitoring and ultrasounds. I watched my baby develop a sac, a fetal pole…and then he died. On April 29th, I began to miscarry. Continue reading
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Yes. You ARE.
No, I am not pregnant. Maybe you are, and maybe this just might be your first baby…congratulations!! Becoming a mom for the first time (and second, third, etc.) is an amazing, life-changing experience! I know, I know…everyone says that. If you had a dollar for every time someone said it to you, amirite? Continue reading
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Rest in Peace, Robin Williams
Robin Williams was found dead in his home yesterday, of an apparent suicide. It’s well-known that he struggled through his life with severe depression. There are very few celebrities that I have felt sorrow as if I almost knew them, but Robin is one of them. I grew up on his movies, and when I’d become an adult, I appreciated his dramatic roles and his very ‘grown-up’ stand-up comedy. I was shocked and saddened to read of his passing. Continue reading
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Tagged depression, life, mental health, post-partum depression, RIP, Robin Williams, self-esteem, suicide
In exactly that order. I am a mommy first and a blogger second.
I hope you have all been enjoying your summer. I have been spending lots of time with my kids, preparing for the very real possibility that all three will be in school in the fall.
ToddlerBoy might be accepted into our school district’s preschool program. This would be an enormous benefit for him, so please keep your fingers crossed for us on that. KinderGirl is going into first grade, and SchoolGirl is entering fourth grade.
July was a rather…eventful…month, in which I was bitten by a brown recluse, lost a friend, and spent lots of time playing with the kids. August is gearing up to be just as busy.
If you are contacting me about product reviews, please keep in mind that turnaround times might be a little longer than usual unless there is a firm deadline.
I will be back to regular blogging in a fairly short amount of time. Until then, be safe and stay cool.
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Sleep…most of us love it, everyone needs it…so why is it all too common to hear “I am so tired”? Many of us do not get enough sleep each night. The average range for what qualifies as ‘enough sleep’ is from 7.5 – 9 hours per night for an adult over 18. There are some people with a genetic factor that allows their bodies to function fine on six hours, but that’s only about 3% of the population. Even though some people swear they only need four or five hours, it’s been shown that they are setting themselves up for the effects of long-term sleep deprivation. Continue reading
My stepdad’s enlistment picture, he was 17 years old.
I hope you all had a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day means a lot of things here in the US. If you were to stop people on the street and ask them what Memorial Day makes them think of, you’ll probably hear the following: Continue reading
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