This picture was thanksgiving, four years ago. I was a mess. I posted a blog, you can read it here. That woman was a very intense shell - a result of self-induced “toxic positivity.” I was thankful for what I had, but also so angry at what I didn’t. Since then, I’ve had 4 kids.… Continue reading 4 years ago
The morning of September 16th began as any other had over the past 2.5 years. We woke up, I cooked breakfast (for everyone else since I could not eat or drink due to my impending surgery), and took the kids to school. I let them know that Grammy and Papa would pick them up and… Continue reading September 16th
Now and then: A six week comparison of the two newborn experiences
Going out in public is a damn scene. I’m usually wearing the babies which causes people to notice that I’ve got twins. It’s way too convenient to give up, so that’s where it starts. If I’m far enough away from Justin and the big kids, I’ll politely show the babies’ heads, nod and smile when… Continue reading Now and then: A six week comparison of the two newborn experiences
Well, I made it to the last scheduled appointment and a final growth scan. Ultrasounds aren’t really super accurate, but Scarlett is measuring around 6lbs and Landon around 6.5 lbs, so we’ll see how everyone ends up. Carter and Isabelle were both measuring around 5.5 lbs at their last appointment and Carter ended up being… Continue reading Last Appointment!
35 weeks down, 2 to go
It’s hard to believe we’re so close to expanding our little family. Carter and Isabelle know that mommy has a baby brother and sister in her tummy and that they will be a big brother and sister, but I don’t think they have any idea what’s actually coming. It continued to be physically difficult, but… Continue reading 35 weeks down, 2 to go
I’m somewhere between 29-31 weeks, I think just over 30 and things are going fairly well. This pregnancy has been different. At around 22 weeks gestation, I went to the ER after what I perceived to be a large loss of fluid. It felt similar to my water breaking last time but did end up… Continue reading Updates
Cruising right along, I’m 15 weeks pregnant now. We’ve graduated to the OB and Justin has been able to see our babies in utero. Next week, we have an ultrasound at which we were able to see sexes last time, so that’s a possibility. Justin and Isabelle think it’s a girl and a boy. Carter… Continue reading 15 weeks
A lot has happened in the last several months and I'm pleased to share we now have two healthy two-year-olds. Shortly after their second birthday, my sweet Carter jumped off a chair and broke his foot, so we're dealing with him in a cast. Prior to their second birthday, in December, we switched their daycare.… Continue reading We’re TWO!
The last 8 months and what happens after you sell all your baby gear.
Where we last left one another: my issues seemed to compound regarding pain, the need for a hysterectomy, and making a final decision on my reproductive years. Somewhere around the holidays, J and I started discussing the situation in a bit more detail. I, of course, had just finished selling all our baby gear, proclaiming… Continue reading The last 8 months and what happens after you sell all your baby gear.
15 months and other updates
Well, it feels like forever since I’ve caught up. The time just gets more sparse as our two whirlwinds never slow down. Our sweet lovelies are fifteen months old and have not stopped moving. They both started walking a couple months ago and are constantly on the move. Both with big personalities and a lot… Continue reading 15 months and other updates