After being at home a few weeks with a newborn without much sleep, I’ve had a lot of time to think. I have lost count of the amount of times that people have told me to ask for help if I need it. Most of the people who have told me this also know that I don’t like asking for help. I know it’s frequently said that we have not because we ask not. Of course we can’t expect for people to be mind readers. It is very evident that people are aware that after giving birth a woman is […]
It’s such a traumatic experience, but seeing that baby’s face and getting to hold that baby really helps with the healing process mentally. I am so grateful for two live babies to have helped me to heal each time because it’s tough.
So, finally I’m pregnant again. This time around is a little bit more difficult than the first. I’ve been experiencing some issues that I obviously had during my first pregnancy, but they are more pronounced this time around. Carpal tunnel-I’m reminded that my first time around I had some minor issues with my fingertips tingling when I would try and twist my hair, so I’d have to take frequent breaks. I didn’t think too much about it because no one ever mentioned that being an issue. This time around once I hit 24 weeks, my left hand and wrist began […]
The progression of my pregnancy is great. As of today I am 28 weeks along. I wish that I had been keeping a journal throughout. I had great intentions of doing so, but they obviously did not pan out. There were some very emotional times where things were a little difficult, but mostly things have been good. One thing I have noticed is that when someone is pregnant, people seem to think they can say whatever they want to you. It’s infuriating. I have allowed people to say all types of things to me and get away with it. If […]
Well, I’ll start off by saying that I have a new OB/GYN who happens to be a male. It’s a shame that he seems to care more about me and my desire to conceive than my female doctors. I hadn’t been sharing with anyone that I dreaded going to my doctors because they seemed to only look at me as a morbidly obese woman. I already know my weight and the fact that I am morbidly obese. They act as though I am the largest woman ever to attempt to have a baby. Well there are women out there who […]
Growing up with PCOS and learning more and more about it over the years, I knew there was a possibility that I would be unable to conceive or that the road to conception could be filled with hardship. I prayed to God to bless my husband and me with a healthy child, and he did. It almost seems like I was nobody before I became a mother. As a parent, you know there is someone who depends on you for love, care, guidance, and so much more. My son is now four, and this journey has not been easy. There […]
I started my menstrual cycle when I was 10. By the age of 15, I was having issues with it. During my cycles, I experienced excruciating pain where I could barely sit. I also noticed instead of lasting a few days, my cycle were lasting for months at a time. There were other times where it wouldn’t come on for months at a time. I didn’t know what was wrong with me, and I didn’t tell my mom. When I was 17 I told my oldest sister, and she took me to the doctor who just prescribed me birth control […]