Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1 year of blogging

Wow, I just realized that February 19th marked my one year of blogging! Can I just say WOW again! My aunt, who also started blogging around that time, is the one who got me into it. And I am so very grateful for that. There have been many many days that either writing on here or reading other mom's blogs have saved my sanity! I love the blogging community and the sense of knowing I'm not in this alone. We all have our moments when kids or spouses drive us crazy, or complete strangers manage to piss us off, or best friends touch our hearts. All of these everyday things that happen in our lives, blogging gives us a chance to share that.

I know that a lot of bloggers host a big giveaway or something for their blog anniversaries, and I would love to, but I really don't have anything to give away other than my appreciation. Thank you to everybody who has supported my blog, either by reading it, following me, or giving me advice. I couldn't have come this far without you. And I hope to continue foreward with my writing.

I thought I'd end with sharing some links to a few of my favorite blogs. I'm just sorry that I can't list them all. I also thought I'd through in a few links to some of my earlier blog post.

Again, thank you everybody. I hope to make it another year!

A few of my favorite blogs:

A few of my first posts:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Here we go again.....

I still can't believe I'm pregnant with baby number 4!!! If any of you have ever had the Essure Procedure done, run to your doctor's office and have them make sure you're still sealed up tight! Don't get me wrong. Now that the shock is starting to fade I'm just as happy as I was all the other times, this time was just a bit of a surprise!

What would really be nice though is if all this damn "morning" sickness and complete exhaustion would just go away. I for one, think I deserve at least one pregnancy without months of unrelenting nausea and headaches. But nope, it's just not meant to be I guess. So I will suffer, in not quite silence, and let my friends, who are so wonderfully awesome, continue to pamper help me.

I will admit though that I can't walk into a store without somehow ending up in the baby aisle. Not on purpose of course! And I have to continuously fight the urge to start buying baby things. I keep telling myself I should put this off until I actually find out what I'm having. But I can't help the urge to think of baby names. It doesn't matter though because I will change my mind at least a dozen times before the baby is actually born.

One really cool thing though, no matter if it's a boy or a girl (leaning towards a girl), I have one friend with a 3 month old little boy and another with a 2 month old little girl. So either way, I'm so covered on hand-me-downs!

Have any of you had any unexpected little bundles of joy?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I peed on a stick.....

I figured that title would get your attention! So almost two years ago, after having Miss Holly, I had a procedure done called Essure. It's basically where they take these little springs, plug your fallopian tubes and it grows around it and locks out any little swimmers. Two years with no problems. I'm sealed up tighter then Alcatraz right? Evidently not! I kept telling my friend D to remind me that it was just stress that was causing me to be a week late, moody and irrational and so unbelievably tired. The good friend she is, she assured me. The better friend she is, she offered to go get me a pregnancy test to calm me down. The most awesome friend she is, she sat with me while waiting for the little hour glass to stop blinking on the pee stick. It didn't even take the full three minutes! My response. "Holy f***ing sh**!!!" That was repeated quite a few times I believe.

Now with that Essure thing I knew it was dangerous to be pregnant because it causes a high risk for an ectopic pregnancy. So they next day some friends took me out to the emergency room to get checked out. After about six hours of mostly waiting, they tell me that it is most likely ectopic. I'm in tears and these people suck at answering questions. All they really tell me is that they can't see anything even with an ultra sound. I had to explain to each person I dealt with what Essure was even! And they call themselves doctors! So they refer me to an ob/gyn and say I have to make an appointment within 24-48 hours to have more blood work done so that my hormone levels can be checked.

First thing the next morning I call to make the appointment and they fit me in the next day. At this point I am waiting for blood work to come back and for my next checkup and ultra sound next week. So far I haven't had any pain or spotting. It's just felt like a normal pregnancy. So hopefully I will be getting good news soon. Wish me luck!