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It’s been 2 years since my miscarriage.

It’s been 2 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days since I had a first-trimester miscarriage that was diagnosed as a blighted ovum and ended in bleeding and a necessary D&C surgery. Why would I remind you? Why would I dwell on it and bring it up again? Well… I’ve been a little quiet around here lately. Pretty much my only social online interaction has been my stitch therapy sharing progress updates on my WIPs and new starts. Now I’ll tell you the reason why. I’m pregnant! Well, sorta. After we got married we tried for two years without success to get pregnant, but were finally blessed with AppleBlossom in 2009. Just as soon as we wanted we gave her the Princess for a little sister in 2011. When we first started trying again, we had a miscarriage in 2013. However, that angel baby was followed by our very. . .

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Cardinal Health Perineal Cold Pack and Postpartum Recovery Recommendations {Review}

Postpartum advice on Creative Madness Mama

“Cardinal Health sent me this product to try, and donated to a charity of my choice.” This is a post for the mamas, and soon to be mamas, and not the kids. I intend this to continue to be a PG blog, however this post may need a bit more parental guidance. My best friend just had her first baby and I have been thinking a lot about babies lately as it seems so many of my friends are suddenly starting families and my own “baby” is 15 months old and turning into a toddler quickly. As the time was approaching for my friend I found myself recounting things that I experienced or learned and was glad to know and wanted her to know ahead of time. At this point in my life I have had three typical births with practically no intervention, thank the Lord. One of the things. . .

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Who wants to hear about a baby?

So… how many people think this post is long over due? Geez… I just haven’t been able to force myself to the computer… But I definitely have been writing blog posts in my head. (Man I miss my old G4!) Anyway. My son, Almond Blossom (probably shorten Almond) to all you blog folk was born on July 14th at 4:27pm, at least I think that’s what time it was… it was five and half weeks ago you know and a bit of a hectic day at that. Birth story in short: 38 weeks 3 days, less then ten but definitely more than five trips to the hospital for pseudo false labor, including 2-3 weeks of prodromal labor staying at 4+ cm. Following two girls with both silent labors that were fast after a water break, we were a good bit nervous. On a Friday, I saw my OB (after she. . .

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Thinking back for planning forward…

So pardon the lack of images and links as I type from my phone while lying in bed. (Lying/laying? – grammar is definitely a weakness for me). I was looking back at the “Birth Story” post where I recalled the awful experience of AppleBlossom’s birth and the “Had a Baby” experience of been there done that in OrangeBlossom birth to remind myself of what is to come. I’m a little curious about what I wrote on AB, because that’s not how I currently recall the statistics but maybe I was orally told something then and know it now from paperwork to differ. Who knows. I also recalled the time wrong with OB. So, history shows two girls delivered nearly naturally. Both vaginally with no epidural. Just IV pain and pitocin. (2009) normal visit found 5.5 cm dilation with unfelt contractions, pitocin added two hours later, manual water break (AROM –. . .

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Mending and preparing.

All repaired ready to go. The green is for a toddler rail, the khaki for crib rails. The sage bed skirt was also in the mending box. But I’ve run into an issue. The skirt has ripped from the body in two places. But not only has the safe fabric separated from the white, but the white has torn where the stitch line is. I’m not sure how to fix it. I think the fabric we used was just too thin. Rails covered. Not sure what to do about skirt.

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Blood glucose

I’m so frustrated! Had a full dinner with chicken, cream and rice (so I had the protein and carbs). After my BG was 109 (shouldn’t be quite that low after a “hearty” meal). So I ate more, added some lemonade and a bit later some chocolate chips. Trying to sleep and felt funny so I checked again at 1:30 and my BG is 62!

I’m so frustrated! I’m suppose to take this Rx at night to be lower in the morning, but I’m bottoming out at night and high in the morning!

Oh it’s just Tuesday.

When was the last time when I got excited about going to my computer and writing a blog post or anything on my computer for that matter? I couldn’t tell ya, but I do know it has been a long while. Interesting things about life:   My absolute favorite glassware was a random $1 piece from and end-cap in Kroger one spring and I’ll probably never see it again so I have two goblets I adore with beautiful blue flowers and I think the world might end if one breaks. If I ever found this again, or knew about it the first time around I’d buy more than a dozen (goblets, straight glasses, whatever – I love it). I read blogs now through a Feedly app on my Kindle Fire (I’m not even going to put an affiliate link, because those are causing me irritation these days. However if by. . .

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365 Things Every New Mom Should Know {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is:   Linda Danis   and the book:   365 Things Every New Mom Should Know Harvest House Publishers (April 2012) ***Special thanks to Ginger Chen of Harvest House for sending me a review copy.***   ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Danis has a. . .

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LaborLooks Maternity Gowns

It was about two years before AppleBlossom was born that I started blogging and I was a quilt blogger first, and then a book blogger. But when I became pregnant the first time all that changed as naturally I wanted to share the word about some fabulous products that I just fell in love with during my maternity months, and then soon after baby months. While in the two years since she was born I have come across some of my favorite products, by far my most favorite maternity product was something that I got to use during OrangeBlossom’s birth and how I wish I had it when AppleBlossom was born. After AppleBlossom was born we had an extended and highly unpleasant stay in the maternity ward. I know that LaborLooks Maternity Gowns would have helped! This time around in pregnancy I couldn’t help but want one, so I begged. . .

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Mommy to Be Journal by Janice Hanna Thompson and Randi Morrow

You love to journal. And here are brand-new journals you’ll simply adore! With beautiful quotations or encouraging devotional readings plus inspirational scripture, they’ll fit perfectly into your life. And you’ll be delighted at the ample space for journaling what’s on your heart. The appealing package makes for a great gift, too.

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