Oh help me, OB-GYN Kenobi! You're my only hope! I can't believe this is happening again. And so early! That's right - my body has gone into super crazy overdrive with the unbearable itchiness associated with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP). As you may or may not know, I've dealt with this in every single one of my pregnancies to varying degrees. The first time … [Read more...] about The Unbearable Itchiness of Being
I know I've been quiet on this blog for a while. The truth is that I've been spending an exceptionally large amount of time in my bed during this pregnancy. I've been struggling with my usual antenatal depression, which has been a little trickier to navigate this time around. There's been a LOT of personal stress we've been dealing with and some heavy financial burdens placed … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Update! What The Hell Is Going On?
Last week was a doozy. Actually, the last two weeks have been heavy with the crazy, though last week was the worst of it. It began with a cross-country trip to Florida, where I was attending the Mom 2.0 Summit for the third time. Hundreds of blogging moms (and dads!) meeting together to learn, grow and acknowledge each other's progress. Its a great time, and I was really … [Read more...] about What Doesn’t Kill You…
Well this is unexpected. I woke up yesterday morning, feeling rather hormonal and discouraged because my period was due the next day, and I was cramping pretty badly, had lower back pain that was killing me, and I had had my fifth night in a row of crazy vivid dreams. This current bout of PMS was truly awful, as my usual pains were WAY worse, and the nausea that has plagued me … [Read more...] about Well Who’d Have Thunk THAT Would Ever Happen!?
A few weeks ago, I put out a call for guest posts on my facebook page. I was amazed at the response. Many women have amazing stories to tell, though most of them weren't sure if they should or could share them publicly. I've been speaking with these women for weeks, going back and forth with them, reading and listening to their tales and offering support where I could. Many of … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Life As I Know It