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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A baby and her newb mother. 🙂
(Note: As it seems to be going with blog posts lately, this was written yesterday. Meant to post it yesterday too, but that didn’t happen, haha.)
Today, as with two other days each year, I am given reason to pause and reflect. Given that two of these days fall less than 3 weeks apart, I feel inspired to write. There is a cake baking in the oven (NOT A BUN! A literal cake. There are no buns, or plans to have buns, in the oven at any point in the near future.), ToddlerBoy is napping, I am fresh and clean. In other words, I have some rare downtime, and I’d like to share my thoughts with you. Continue reading
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Listen, parents who do not vaccinate…I am not here to tell you that you are wrong. I am not here to lump you into one group and blast you all for your beliefs. I will not think less of you as people, as parents, for your choice, no matter how misguided and dangerous I feel it is. There are thousands upon thousands of comments, blog posts, etc, that do that already. This post is simply about the debate itself, and will also touch on why, after doing diligent research into vaccines and autism, I chose to vaccinate my children, though on a delayed schedule (with the blessing of the pediatrician). Continue reading
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Tagged autism, baby, chickenpox, children, diptheria, health, herd immunity, infants, Jenny McCarthy, mmr, smallpox, vaccination, vaccine, whooping cough
Bear with me, I’ll get to the giveaway details and link in a moment. Everyone by now has heard of cord blood banking, in which stem cells from the umbilical cord is cryogenically preserved after a baby is born. This post is not a political or moral stance on stem cell research. I happen to support stem cell research when those stem cells are gained through ethical means, like cord blood banking. Continue reading
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Where the crepe are my bon-bons? Why isn’t my soap opera on?! Maybe because one, I don’t like bon-bons. Two, the TV is turned off.
There is a misconception that being a stay-at-home-mother (SAHM) is easy. We have all the time in the world and our days are just peaches and Pinterest crafts with our kids. We lounge about the house while our kids run around like little wild hooligans, trashing the house, tormenting the animals, and screaming until we go deaf. We just have this serene smile on our faces while we sip our coffees and chat on the phone for hours with our girlfriends. Must be a great life to have, and everyone wants to be a SAHM. Continue reading
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