Friday, November 14, 2008

It's been a while...

But much has happened in the last couple of months that has caused me to stay away so long- both tragic and hopeful, but none the less busy. A quick run down:
September 13- I found out that I am pregnant!!
October 4- Attended my first birth
October 5- The beautiful baby died of what is believed to have been a lung condition
October 9- Attended the baby's viewing with the family
October 10- Spoke at the baby's funeral and later that evening attended my Second birth
October 16- Found out that I received a scholarship from CAPPA for my Certified Lactation Educator Training
October 17- Found out that we are going to Hawaii with my in-laws for Thanksgiving
October 31- November 2- Attended my postpartum doula training through DONA
November 8-9- Attended my birth doula training through DONA
November 11- Had an ultrasound and sure enough there is a baby in there with a heart beat of 146!
November 13- Found out that a dear friend attempted suicide the night before

So, needless to say, there has been a lot going on and it has been emotionally draining. Thank you all for your understanding and I hope to be returning to posting very soon! However, next week I am looking forward to a much needed tropical vacation on the island of Kauai where I intend to at least take a small break all to myself at the Grand Hyatt Spa! It is much needed!


Allison said...

Glad to hear that your baby bean is doing well, M! I stumbled across a post of yours on MDC in late September and saw your siggie and have been wondering ever since. Enjoy Hawaii and hope to see you sometime after you are back and in the swing of normal life again. :)

the Young family said...

I would love to chat sometime. Sorry it didn't work on Facebook last night!! Keepin ya in my prayers!

Tawny said...

So glad to see you back, I also saw your siggie and wondered how it was going. Hang in there mama, and enjoy your vacation!

LannaM said...

Congratulations about the baby!!
I'm sorry about the sadness and all that though. :(

Alicia said...

Congrats on your pregnancy!! I've been gone for awhile too and just getting back around to checking on my long lost blogging buddies. I hope you come back soon!