WELCOME TO YOUR LODGE!!!
Sorry its almost a week late I cannot wait to follow you on your journey to motherhood
Rachel & Ryan
Amelia Ryan 4-14-07
I still can't believe we missed on, I blame the hormones!
WELCOME WELCOME!!! You have one heck of a journey to keep us all aprised on and we'll be here to support you the entire way Tell us about yourself and I want some belly shots!
Why did I think I could sleep? Might as well start now....
Let's see. I'm 33, I write, sing, dance, act, all sorts of artsy stuff that shows up in different ways. Unfortunately, I have been so ill with hyperemesis in this, my first pregnancy, that I haven't been able to work at all. I have done secretarial work for years, and it's something I need to move beyond. I have no idea what having this baby will do as far as career choices go. I have a degree in writing and speech communication. I write poetry and have been published a few times. I'm currently editing a few scripts (one comic book and one film) for a few friends.
DH is 39, a systems administrator by day and transitioning into a fulltime comic book artist. He just got a new Sys admin job (woohoo!) in July and is excited to be working there.
My journey into motherhood actually began about 4 1/2 years ago when a mutual friend told me, "you need children in your life. You need to remember what it's like to have wonder in the world. You have to meet my friend's sons. They are 5 year old twins and they are awesome." Famous last words!
Well, those two boys are now my stepsons. Here's a pic from the day we met and a more recent one.
Gerry and I were married two years ago this past July 29th.
We live in Santa Cruz, CA. We started TTC as soon as we married. I had two m/c last year, one in April and one in September, so after those and a year and a half of trying, we are happy to be blessed with this little one.
About this PG
To be straight about it, this pregnancy has been a nightmare. I went through hyperemesis for the first 30 weeks. Insomnia set in at 16 weeks and is still with me. At 24 weeks, PUPPP showed up, an amazingly awful rash from head to toe that burns and itches.
Meanwhile, my first care provider didn't work out because of an insurance snafu. She was a really nice doctor. My second providers were a group of midwives that actually turned out to be pretty negligent--they screwed up my thyroid meds, a very big no no. My third provider was my most recent midwife, who decided just last week that I had had too many issues. So now I am back to square one.
On this journey, I have been amazed at the lack of information I had about pg before I ever got pg and have done what I can to deal with that by reading. My compromised health has had an enormous impact on me and my family. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth had a huge influence on my attitude and I am determined to find a new provider to have a HB. The hyperemesis is gone. The rash is under control, forward we go.
The only bright spots have been of course, the baby. These are 9 week and 20 week u/s.
hear the heartbeat at ten weeks:
Congrats on your lodge! Your intro was great and I look forward to following your journey to the birth of your DD. You deserve a wonderful birth and I know you can do it!
Welcome to your lodge and I love your intro!! Your belly pics are awesome TFS!!!
Welcome to your lodge!
How's the MW search coming? I hope to hear great news from you in that arena shortly.