I was surprised to realize today I am at 150+ blog posts. That is fun to think about. And I found out I got an award from a fellow blogger. Please check out her lovely blog.
The Rules of Acceptance:
1. Link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass it along to 7 other stylish bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.
Hmmmm, 7 things about myself…I look forward, when I am expecting a baby, to labor. No, I don’t exactly enjoy the pain, but I love how empowered I feel once I am holding our new daughter. My health has not always been good and I often was not able to do things, it felt like my body failed me often. Having our girls has renewed my faith in my body. I have a strength to tackle new things that I never had before.
I feel like I failed for using any pain medication during my labors. I had an epidural 12 hours into my first labor. I was so disappointed, and was much more determined with my next to use no medications whatsoever. Then I have to say, the pain of labor was, wow. And I took a shot of sta-dol. I was very pleased with how Sue’s labor went, but really yearned to go through labor without any medication at all. As soon as I found out I was expecting Patrice, I began to prepare myself for labor. I exercised, stressed to my midwife I did not want any meds and mentally worked through it. But once labor started, I found I could not get a break in between contractions. I was getting no control over the contractions and was wasting energy yelling instead of using the power and pain to bring our baby into the world. I finally agreed to a partial shot of Nubain. They couldn’t give me all of it as Patrice’s heartrate started dropping so they stopped. But it was enough to allow me to rest for a moment before the next contraction engulfed me. It did what it was supposed to, but I feel like I failed. I wish I could change things. Or at least forgive myself for the meds.
I want to some day start a cloth diaper service. Sounds a little weird since I failed at my first attempt at using cloth diapers, but we are almost 6 months into using them this time. There is no cloth diaper service in our area and I think one is greatly needed.
I am addicted to Twitter. I am loving the sense of community it gives. I am often encouraged by other women’s tweets. I am even doing a Proverbs reading project with other ladies on there. We read on chapter a day, to match the date of the month.
I have been looking on Craigslist for cross country skiis or snowshoes. I need to lose 25 lbs in order to fit the snowshoes that are the right size for me. I am short so need kid ones, but weigh too much for them. It is my goal to be the right weight by next winter.
I am hoping to do a half marathon in a year. I was up to running 6 miles at a time before my pregnancy with Patrice. I am back up to 4 miles now, but still have a ways to go!!! Feel free to ask me how I am doing to keep me accountable.
I am too vain to color my hair. It is still blonde for the most part, kind of a honey blonde. I am afraid it will change if I highlight it or color it, so I don’t. For now that works for me, I wonder how I will feel when I get silver or grey blended in there????
Now for 7 other blogs. I enjoy
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