I can’t believe my last post was almost exactly 2 years ago! Wow how things have gone up and down since then! I have wanted to start blogging again several times but have always found an excuse not to.
I have begun by redesigning the blog and trying some new things out but figured I should go ahead and get started posting as well. Thus… I am trying to bring my blog back to life!
Not sure how successful I will be, but at least I know I have the satisfaction of trying!
First, let’s see if I can give you a rundown on the last two years.
Let’s see if we can break everything down:
… had my 2nd miscarriage just days before posting that last post (probably the main reason I stopped blogging)
… got pregnant once again in December, realized it in January, didn’t tell anyone until Easter
… spent the entire pregnancy on pins and needles
… saw a Perinatologist since they thought my baby had a birth disorder
… spent nights in and out of hospital for maternal bleeding
… had an incredibly healthy baby girl in September 2009 (named her after Reagan… so she will now be referred to as “JR” in my blog)
… had my tubes tied (and experienced excruciating pain from it and a spinal headache from the epidural for the first 2 weeks after)
… landlord let the house we lived in for 3 years go to foreclosure
… spent 6 months looking for a home to live in (were given that time since we were renting the home)
… my mom was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma in February
… helped nurse my mom through 5 months of intense chemotherapy (this is when I should have been blogging and letting out some feelings)
… took JF to a gastrointestinal doctor since she has chronic constipation apparently brought on by the stress of everything (primarily centered around Mom’s cancer journey) and she is now in therapy
… finally moved into new home by the lake in August
… Mom was given a clean bill of health (in complete remission) just 2 weeks ago!
Life is good!
Now that we’re all caught up I need to get back to the heart of what this blog was supposed to be about… us, as a family of 7, living on next to nothing and making it work!
So, I will try to do just that as I get going here soon! Stay tuned…
Oh wait… wanted to include a picture (featured at the top of the post) of Super Dad and the three youngest girls at a nearby Balloon Festival from last week. They were sharing some gelato and waiting for the sun to go down to watch the “Glow.”