This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I Wonder If I'll Ever Get Back to Blogging

Where have I been? Um, no where. I just don't seem to have the energy to blog anymore. So what's been going on? Life.
I've got lots of stories to tell, but I don't have the time tonight. I'll come tell my stories later. Here's a quickly update on my life...

I was on bed rest for a long time. After my cerclage was removed my OB expected me to deliver within three days and that did not happen. Due to some diabetes related stomach issues I was induced at 38 weeks 5 days. It was longer and harder than anyone thought possible, but in the end I had a beautiful daughter named Bella. I'll give all the details later.

When Bella was 10 days old she was admitted to Children's Hospital with RSV. Over night I went from having a baby with a stuff nose to a baby on a ventilator in the PICU. She was released yesterday after 15 days. It's so good to be home.

Jamie's had a lot going on, too. Obviously he's had a lot of changes in his life. He's in the process of undergoing specialized testing for autism spectrum disorders. On the lighter side, I've signed him up for soccer and he's looking forward to that. He should start having practices at the beginning of March. He wants to take swimming lessons this summer and I'm definitely going to let him do that.