A Very Royal Baby


Is anyone else excited about Kate and William’s imminent arrival?  For some reason, I’m just so excited that they are having a baby.  I can’t wait to hear the news and I will be glued to the TV – as much as I can be with my own little one rolling around – when he/she arrives.  Tabloids are reporting the baby is due in the next week or so.

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One Year Ago


One year ago this morning, I slept in and then woke up and peed on a stick. I was anticipating a ‘not pregnant’ to appear. And I would book our tickets to Denver for our first IVF.

Three minutes later, Christmas came early when to my great surprise a ‘pregnant’ appeared on the screen.

So much has happened in the last year that it is hard to articulate how I feel exactly without going on and on…but I feel pretty darn lucky! Roo has been in our lives for one year and probably two week 😉

She’s the best darn miracle I could ask for in more ways than one.

As she grows and needs less and less (but still a lot), I’ve been thinking about focusing more on my other blog and less here. But, I feel like I need this space to vent when I need to vent without censoring myself. I’m not sure what to do.

I will think about how to transition and how I can keep this blog going without losing you all…or having to maintain two blogs. I’ve really only focused on this one for the past year and a half and I lost all my readers on the other blog but I put a lot of investment into it so I don’t want to give up on it completely.

I’ve got a lot of thinking to do.

Anyway, one year after getting our miraculous news, we have a five month old baby girl in our arms! So much can change in one year. For those of you still waiting, don’t give up…your little miracle could be around the corner too.

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Update on Post-Partum Skin


A while back, I posted on how bad my skin was after giving birth.  It was seriously dry, flaky and overall just terrible.  I found a solution and for the last month and a half, my skin has been back to normal!  I don’t know if it is my solution or just time but I’m loving the results which work for me.

I am using Vanicream moisturizing skin cream mixed with St. Ives Facial Moisturizer, Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin.  The combination makes my skin feel refreshed and replenished instead of tight and dry.  No more dry scaly patches of skin on my face!  I’m so super happy!

Now, if only, my hair would stop falling out in huge clumps.  When does that stop?  It’s disgusting!

Is it post-partum depression?


I wrote about my struggles with MH not too long ago.  We spoke and I shared how I was feeling.  In some ways, things are better and in some ways things are not.

I have so much anger and resentment towards him.  I love MH but I really don’t like him very much – the things that irritated me about him before the baby are really angering me to the point that I question whether or not I can live with him for the rest of my life.  Could it be that I have post-partum depression and this is how it is manifesting?

We didn’t have a perfect marriage before Roo but it wasn’t like this…I’m worried and I’m tired.  I don’t like my husband right now.

What should I do?

What Happened to My Face?!


Seriously, these post-partum hormones are still out of whack in my body.  My face has become so dry and flaky.  I used to have such lovely skin that I felt comfortable going out sans make-up, just a layer of tinted moisturizer.  I don’t feel good right now about my face.

Did this happen to you?  What moisturizer worked best for you post-partum?  Will my skin ever go back to its original, lovely version?!

So vain! 🙂