the things that hurt

Besides the obvious physical pain of recovery, this cesarean has been hard on me in ways I didn’t think possible.  Every day I’m feeling a little bit better but I am still sore around the incision.  It’s been three weeks since my body was opened and my insides pulled out ....more

the things that hurt

Besides the obvious physical pain of recovery, this cesarean has been hard on me in ways I didn’t think possible.  Every day I’m feeling a little bit better but I am still sore around the incision.  It’s been three weeks since my body was opened and my insides pulled out ....more

My Homebirth Cesarean

On Wednesday, October 17, I woke up around 6:30 with a back ache. Since I still wasn’t “due” for another couple days and I historically have my babies after 40 weeks, I figured I had slept awkwardly ....more

FUNNY Math Problems #4

Here are parts ONE, TWO and THREE. Enjoy! I have 5 children. The first 3 are 22 months apart. Then there is a gap of 34 months, then the next 2 are 22 months apart. What is the probability that I've only had sex 5 times in my life? The kids made $35 at our recent garage sale during two days of hard work. The adults made about $25. Why do I keep having garage sales? I spent $123 ...more

when things got ugly

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when things got ugly

I’ll admit I was already planning on a few down moments during choir retreat this year.  In fact, I had prepared myself already for endless checking-in to see how I am feeling, constant offers to drive me around, and other pregnancy-related nonsense ....more

Post-baby eating

Because I don’t think, talk, or write about food enough, I thought I’d give a quick run-down of all the horribly delicious things I plan to eat once this baby arrives. In my freezer is a “family size” lasagna for eating after the birth ....more

Wordless Wednesday: fluff for Baby Valentine

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let’s clear the air: my story

Unless you live under a rock or aren’t as involved in social media as much as I am, you might already know that today is World Suicide Prevention Day.   I’d get into the facts, statistics, and other tidbits, but that’s not what this entry is about ....more

Wordless Wednesday: little by little

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