I need to be sleeping right now! Everyone else is & that means I can too, but instead I'm here.
This picture was posted here last year, but I realize now its a picture of pure victory and joy. I had just gotten out of the hospital (kidney stone drama, big time) the day before, on Christmas Eve.
It was Christmas morning and I was healthy again. I had an unobstructed bladder for the first time in months & I narrowly avoided a stent placement that would have stayed in place for 4 months. I was on the mend and my 22 week gestation baby was OK after a night on IV morphine, and I mean lots of it.
I was and am so grateful that we made it through all that OK & as anyone knows who has had the unfortunate experience of hearing me talk about it..I am still shellshocked. I trust doctors less than ever and I know I have the possibility of more kidney stone dramas, but I will remain optimistic that it won't be that bad ever again. I may write more later (sorry!) but here is me last year, enjoying the absolute privilege of being sprung from the hospital on Christmas & here is my precious little guy & I together a year later.
- I'm just a mom in the world. A crunchy Catholic mama of 6 trying to make sense of it all and stay positive. 5 boys here & 1 in heaven. One awesome man who I get to grow old with. I help new moms breastfeed. I`m happy. I don`t go to shows or dance clubs every night but I would if I could. Where`s the nanny? When I see her she`s SO fired! One of my boys is super sweet and sensitive, another one is a holy terror. I learn a ton from all of them daily. Like Nigella says, as any parent of small children knows,there comes a point in the day where you can`t go any further without a drink! I love cocktail hour. I`d like nothing more than to be with my family and some good friends surrounded by tropical plants drinking a margarita listening to the Eagles. I don`t care about trendy, I like that grungy 70`s vibe.