It's been a couple months since I talked about being diagnosed with Post Partum Anxiety, so I thought I would give a little update and reflection on how I'm doing now. In two words, much better. But it was definitely a journey to get to this point. I was already in therapy at the time,… Continue reading Postpartum Anxiety Update
Sam is about to be 4 months old in a couple weeks. I've learned a lot about myself and him in these last few months. Just like any life stage, there has been a definite learning curve to the adjustments. So, I thought I would share some general things I've learned. Get your people. Your… Continue reading How I Survived The First Three Months
The past few months since our son was born, I've gotten a couple questions asked that I thought would be good to address on here as well. Having a child after pregnancy loss tends to color the world just a little bit differently, and seemingly innocuous questions may end up being more awkward than intended. … Continue reading Some A’s for the Q’s
I waited five long years. Through miscarriage and stillbirth, I finally gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy. I crossed the finish line. Or so I had thought. When I reached that finish line, I looked up and saw I had several more laps to go. And, guys, I was exhausted. Emotionally. Physically. Mentally. … Continue reading My Experience with PostPartum Anxiety
Michael and I are pleased to announce that our son, Sam, arrived this week. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” (1 Samuel 1:20) We are over the moon excited and completely exhausted. In anticipation of this event, I filmed a video early that ties up the Dear Future Self/Pregnancy… Continue reading DFS: The Arrival
https://youtu.be/Nl801fh9oFo Computer is still not working, so it's another gem from the cell phone.
https://youtu.be/-pJc57kJtEM So, my computer might be kaput, but I am determined to get out these videos, especially since we are so close to the end!
https://youtu.be/n-dvUSd3qVI I know that I've been anxious through most of this pregnancy, but this week just seemed to hit a peak. The place I struggle with it the most, which I mention a little bit in my video is putting this nursery together. There are so many memories I have of working on registries and… Continue reading DFS: Week 35 and Some Anxiety Rears Its Ugly Head
https://youtu.be/Ftt4876a2mc This week's appointment didn't go exactly as planned, but it was for a good reason!
https://youtu.be/hsk12Xk29Zw This week, other than the ultrasound appointment, there isn't much to share. As far as my stress levels, I have good days and bad days. While in most pregnancies, women can breathe a sigh of relief after a certain point, my stress just seems to get a little higher. With the umbilical cord placement and… Continue reading DFS: Week 33 and The Calm After the Storm