I've always struggled to find the RIGHT words. I've never struggled to find words. In fact, the opposite. Silence is harder. At least in person. It has been easy for me to ignore this blog for a year. So many excuses..the baby needs my attention, Netflix is better than writing, who wants to hear what … Continue reading and so it begins again
Like I mentioned yesterday, I'm working to reduce the STUFF around me. Can you even spot my baby in this picture? This is from just TWO bags of donated clothes from loving friends. Mommas. We have SO much stuff. We are SO blessed. We are living in abundance. Our society is operating around stuff stuff … Continue reading Thrift At Home Mom
I could hold you forever. In fact, for the majority of these first four weeks of your life, I have hardly put you down. You've blown my heart into a million pieces and reassembled it into a thing of beauty, much larger than before, and overflowing with love, patience, and joy. Your cries and your … Continue reading Dear Daughter
Wearing a diaper and loving it. Sleeping for two hours and feeling as though it were twelve. Losing 20 pounds in a week and a half and then staring at the fat on your abdomen knowing that the last 20 pounds are going to take some work. Being scared of bowel movements but rejoicing when … Continue reading Postpartum Is
Ella passed the ABR test in both ears. Her cochlea is ok in her right ear. She still failed the initial test. The audiologist wanted to do the same test again before the ABR test and Ella again failed. This didn't concern the audiologist as much as it had concerned us and she assured us … Continue reading Relief.
She didn't pass on this ear, let's try again, this happens all the time on this machine. Let's try a few more times. It's probably faulty equipment, this machine is really old. I'm sure she'll pass on the other machine. It's most likely mucus or amniotic fluid in her ear, it will clear up by … Continue reading Waiting for Bad News | Praying for a Miracle
Yikes! I am finishing up the 30th week of my pregnancy today and now we're in the home stretch of 10 weeks or less to go until I am holding my baby in my arms instead of in my womb. Before I get into what I'm learning about gestational diabetes, a quick pregnancy update: The … Continue reading What You May Not Know about Gestational Diabetes
Whelp. I'm 29 weeks this week and it is feeling more and more real. A customer at work (baby store) yesterday was buying a gift for his new grandson, that showed up 10 weeks premature... that's basically how far along I am right now. The reality hit, that she could really show up any time. While … Continue reading 29 Weeks & Sugar Wars
*Draft from last week that I didn't click publish on, since i've subsequently not had a day off at new job and have been work-eat-sleep-repeat for the past 8 days.. sorry* Hey readers & mommas. For everyone who has already experienced this or is currently experiencing this... I'd like to say I am officially … Continue reading Every Body Is Different
Every Friday I say goodbye two days early to my "week" of pregnancy. I'm gearing up for week 25 in my mind already and this week has been filled with.. questions, calm, doubting, and peace. Overall there is peace. That's good. Overall there is joy. That's good. The cracks feel filled with fear. I … Continue reading Hey Life – Bring It On.