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Diaper bags: My new obsession

I think I had four diaper bags with Em before we found one that really worked for us. Now that we are having another baby, I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect diaper bag. It’s been a least two years, maybe longer, that I’ve been without a diaper bag. I can’t believe how much they’ve changed. I want a diaper bag that will last, is comfortable, and will hold everything. Basically, I want a bag that will look stylish and fit all of my needs.

I’m looking to only buy one bag this time around, not four. Here are a few bags that I really like. They’re all so different in style and price but they all have the same features I’m looking for. continued

When life gives you lemons… hope for sugar!

“Everyone gets to experience some kind of challenge or heartache during their life.” Words from my husband. Words that were suppose to reassure me. Because the words I had heard from my doctor, just a few minutes prior, didn’t leave me feeling reassured.

I don’t know why, I just assumed that my second pregnancy would be just as normal as the first. Em was textbook, just a little early. I’ve heard of women having complications, but I never thought I would be one of them. continued

Not your typical OB appointment

Today I had my monthly OB follow-up appointment. My husband was actually able to come with me to this one, and we were hoping to get in a quick unscheduled ultrasound. He just wanted to take a peak at our little girl. We have an awesome OB who doesn’t mind doing ultrasounds whenever we like. What we weren’t expecting was a necessary ultrasound that would change the course of my pregnancy. continued

Pregnancy, second time around

I haven’t been posting, but I’ve been thinking a lot. I have a gazillion posts written in my head but no energy to post a thing. I think it’s because this pregnancy is so different from my last one. I’ve found this time around to be so much harder on me.

Here are a few things that have really shocked me this time around.

  1. Even thought I never thought it possible, I am even more sick this time around. My nausea lasts all day. At least with Em, I was ok by mid afternoon. Not this time.
  2. You would think that I wouldn’t have much of a belly with how sick I’ve been but I seemed to have “popped” much sooner. Looking at previous pics, I’m looking about 24 weeks instead of 17.
  3. I’m exhausted. I worked full-time and still managed to have a pretty good social life with the Emma. Now I pray each day that I make it till 8pm and don’t fall asleep with Emma in the bath tub!
  4. I’m really achy. Each night I lay in bed and feel like I’m 80 years old. My hips and back are killing me. Am I that out of shape? (Please don’t answer that.)
  5. Heartburn. What little food I do eat, stays with me. Not in a good way.
  6. Lack of bladder control. TMI I know, but jeez. I will never be able to sneeze or cough worry free again!
  7. The worst? Gas and “plumbing” problems. I honestly didn’t have these issues with Emma until month 8 or 9. This is just wrong!

I don’t know, is it just me? How was your second pregnancy? Was yours so different from your first or am I just being hormonal and everything is bothering me?

Finding balance

I consider myself a very organized individual. I take pride that our clothes closets are organized by shirt length and color. My pantry is categorized and I’m known as the neighborhood “party planner.” I love that my sister has always asked me for advice on arranging her furniture and I can fit ANY carry on bag in a full overhead compartment. It’s me, it’s who I am. A little OCD, but I enjoy it. Organized chaos is awesome. When it becomes unorganized, watch out.

Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I have been incredibly sick. At times I’m even very depressed. I have a history of anxiety and am so afraid of “falling off the wagon” again. My house is a mess, my toddler is driving me crazy and my husband has been out of “his” soap for over two-weeks. I have lost my balance and I can’t seem to pull it together. I know it will pass once I’m feeling better. But in the mean time, I’m going nuts. The holidays are fast approaching, as is our much needed vacation. As miserable as I am, you can only imagine how my loved ones are feeling trying to keep up with my load.

I feel like I’m failing as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and blogger. Where is the balance? How do I find it again?

How do you find balance when your life is in chaos?

7 weeks of hibernation

August 16th. That was the date of my last post. It’s been almost seven weeks since I’ve written anything here. We’ve had so much going on, and I actually have a ton of unfinished posts just waiting to be finished. But let me start by telling you about BlogHer. BlogHer? Almost two months ago. That BlogHer? Yes, that BlogHer.

I was so excited to go to BlogHer, I had an amazing time. I finally got to meet lots of really great people. I admire these women, and am so lucky that I got the chance to spend some time with them. While I was getting ready for Blogher one morning, I had a couple of dizzy spells. I actually thought it was because I was wearing high heels for the first time in several years. I realize now how silly that sounds. I really didn’t think anything of it until I got home and came down with felt like the flu. The same flu never seemed to go away. Little did we know, it wasn’t the flu at all. continued

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