Blogging, Pregnancy and Birth

#MyFirstPostRevisited Tag! :)

The sweet and wonderful Margaret of The Word (a blog devoted to sharing Bible verses and poetry about the Lord!!) tagged me this week in a fun, nostalgic tag. Thank you for thinking of me!

To participate in the #MyFirstPostRevisited tag, I’m supposed to either copy and share my first post here or reblog it. I also get to tag five people to join in!

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My first post was written on May 24th of last year, exactly one month and two days before my fourth baby, Elizabeth Marie, arrived. I was very pregnant and uncomfortable at the time; ready to be done with kidney stones, frequent bathroom trips, constant contractions, and insomnia. Oh yeah, and anxiety. It was not only my first post, but also the start of my Thoughts and Happenings series. :) I’ve written fifty-three more of them since that day! Here’s my post from last May:

“Things are about to be really different around here with the addition of baby Elizabeth so that’s why I decided that I wanted to start blogging again. I think it’ll help me during the early weeks to be able to write about breastfeeding and healing and everything, plus I am happily looking forward to getting back in shape and plan to share updates on my blog.

Writing is like therapy for me and since my anxiety has been a bit high lately (at night), I’m thinking about exploring management options here.

monitoring babyI’m 35w2d along now. I watched her heart rate go up and down this morning on a monitor looking for contractions. The midwife kept saying how perfect she was doing. I had the appointment because I’ve been having back pain since yesterday and it was a good excuse to go get checked out. Turns out, the pain was the start of another kidney stone passing. I now have an renal ultrasound scheduled for Friday at the hospital.

While I was there, I asked her if she would go ahead and do the GBS test so we could know the results before the upcoming long weekend and she was happy to oblige. I am so anxious to know the results – I hope they come back in twenty-four hours instead of the possible forty-eight. My next appointment with her is on Friday after the ultrasound. It was supposed to be next Tuesday but she wants to see me sooner, so yay!

I am beyond tired of being big and uncomfortable. And kidney stones make it SO much worse. :( As if I need pain on top of the discomfort. Blah, pregnancy takes too long. lol

I’ve been getting things ready, though. Baby clothes and blankets have been washed, hospital bags are packed, and furniture is all put together. Hopefully, I only have a few more weeks to go! I can’t wait to hold and snuggle her.

If I’m not hurting tomorrow, I need to focus on finishing planning curriculum for next year. I’ll have an eleventh grader, a seventh grader, and a Kindergartener. Oh yeah, and a newborn. haha

Dinner tonight will probably be a frozen skillet meal (pasta and veggies) and bread. I don’t think I can stand (literally) to do more than that, and anyway, I need to go grocery shopping in order to buy ingredients to make anything good. Hopefully, we’ll make it to the store tomorrow. I should probably make my meal plan and grocery list before then.

I might watch a movie with my daughter, Maggie tonight if I nap well this afternoon, but more than likely I’ll be in bed as early as I can be instead!

Have a great week!”

Yep, that was my first post. Things are certainly different now! Elizabeth is eight months old, and I thankfully haven’t any kidney stones since having her!! :)

I’m tagging these five bloggers:

Welcome to the Nursery

Inspire the Mom

Mummy 123

Blinking Cat

Coffee Doll Chronicles

There’s only one “rule” – Don’t edit that first post! :)

7 thoughts on “#MyFirstPostRevisited Tag! :)”

  1. Wow, what a flashback! And now to think how much she’s grown and is moving around … wow! Amazing to see these peanuts go from being pains in our belly to living, breathing miracles. (I feel so bad you had kidney stones … must have been the WORST!)
    Thanks for the tag! Gah – I wonder how terrible my first post was, haha…

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