Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas

We had an awesome Christmas! We're always so busy during the holidays because Jeremy and I have huge families. Jeremy is worse than a kid on Christmas & he ended up being the first one to get up and in turn woke Rylee up...blah. She was SO excited to see her big gift that was set up.

Rylee was super spoiled this year. She got tons of puzzles, clothes, shoes, tricycoo, a recliner, lots of baby dolls, etc.




Jeremy did awesome- as usual. All I wanted this year was clothes and he delivered. Lots of clothes, gift cards to Victoria's Secret, Old Navy & Kohls. I got an awesome pair of nikes too. Love my husband that has style and can pick out my clothes for me. :)

I got him a clothes, flops, some fishing baits he wanted and lotto tickets (which we didn't win squat-boo)





She loves her baby. ;)


Monday, December 10, 2012

1 month old

Has it seriously been a month since Chloe arrived? I really can't believe it. You think time with baby #1 goes by fast, wait until baby #2 comes along! It's probably because I am also chasing after a crazy toddler and the days just go by so fast.
 Chloe is a lot different than Rylee was, but there's definitely some similarities.


She sleeps for 5-6 hours the first stretch and usually 3 hours after that. She goes back to sleep instantly and doesn't really fight it. (This mama is incredibly relieved.) She sleeps through all of the chaos in the house (really she has no choice.)
At her 2 week check up she was 9.8 lbs and 21.5". She's growing like crazy! She nurses about every 2.5 hours during the day for about 15-20 minutes.



Thursday, December 6, 2012

Being a mommy of two..

Being a mom of two is, hands down, the toughest job I've ever had. With that being said, it's also the most rewarding job I've ever had as well.  

Chloe is only 4 weeks old and I've already had my share of challenging days. Days where Rylee decides to be a normal two year old and not listen, throw tantrums, skip her naps, etc. A lot of people told me "you won't leave your house for a long time because it's just too hard." I will agree and say that it IS tough as hell to leave the house now & takes about 30 minutes longer than it did before, but we still go to toddler time every week & we still go to our play groups. Why? Because Rylee would be a hot mess if we stayed home all day, every day. I'd much rather spend my whole morning getting ready to get out of the house for an hour than deal with her screaming. It's good for her, good for us.

There are definitely things that I haven't tackled yet, like going to the grocery store, but that will eventually come to me. 

I never thought I would love someone as much as I do Rylee, but I do and it's amazing. I get so emotional when I see the girls together & Rylee rubbing her head if she's crying. She loves to lay beside Chloe and say "baby." Maybe one day she will say her name and not refer to her as 'baby'. =)

Life is so crazy, unpredictable, amazing and chaotic, but there's no way I would change anything for what my life is like at this very moment.

Our family is finally complete.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Things no one tells you; post baby.

You always hear about how sleep deprived a new mom is or how she has no time for anything else, but there's much, much more than just those two things.

No one tells you that....

  • you will wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. Literally. Your hormones are trying to get back to normal and every morning I'm waking up covered in sweat. It's pretty gross and I've washed my sheets everyday. 
  • your boobs will leak. Not everyones though. Mine didn't leak with Rylee, but this time around? They're a faucet. Again, I woke up one morning and thought Chloe had peed the bed- until I looked at my shirt and it was soaked in one spot. 
  • your vagina will look like a swollen mess post delivery. If you're like me and tend to get really swollen- you will also have a urination problem. Luckily, it subsides after 2 days, but those two days are painful
  •  you will get MORE sleep with a newborn than pregnant. Unless you're some freak of nature and sleep awesome during pregnancy, but I didn't. I couldn't sleep and even though I'm waking up every 2-3 hours- the time I am sleeping is a solid, deep sleep. Thank you Jesus.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Premama giveaway

I was selected to review a prenatal drink mix. I was pretty excited because who likes taking those huge horse pills? I know I don't.


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 I was a little hesitant to try it because I thought maybe it would change the flavor of the drink, but it didn't!  I was very pleased!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

She's here!

Little miss Chloe is 8 days old today! 
I figured I better get to writing this before I forget all of the little details that you tend to do.


I didn't tell anyone, except a few friends & my mom, that I was getting induced. Mainly because I didn't want to hear people talking about my decision, my body, my life. Actually, Jeremy is the one that had to talk me into it. I went in for my normal 39 week check up & asked the doctor how long he would let me go past my due date and he offered induction- I couldn't say no. I picked the day I wanted to go in & that was that. We decided to keep it between us & I have to say it was kind of fun.

I went in on Wednesday November 7th (also Jeremy and I's 3rd anniversary.) I definitely thought I was going to lose it when I had to leave Rylee, but she didn't fuss at all so it made me feel a lot better. Jeremy stayed home that night with her. I really wanted to try and not screw up her schedule anymore than I already had to.

I went in at 7:30pm and they started cervidil at 8:50pm. Before they started they checked me and I was 2-3cm. The nurse said "you may go into labor tonight" (the nurse with Rylee also said those exact words.) I guess they both said that because I was already regularly contracting & dilated.
As soon as the cervidil started contractions were a little more intense, but not unbearable. I couldn't sleep so they gave me 2 sleeping pills and I passed out around 1am. I woke up at 5:35am and was up for good. I called the nurse & she took the cervidil out (I was 3-4cm now) and she let me shower. (I remember these exact times because I wrote them down. ;) )

Once I got out of the shower they started pitocin at 6:30am. Contractions started getting really intense now.


I text Jeremy when I woke up & I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I thought if I was awake so should he, lol. He came up around 7:30am on Thursday while my mom stayed with Rylee.

So, it's now 8am Thursday and the doc came in to break my water ( 4cm and 80%). After he did that he asked Jeremy if he was the one to deliver if Jeremy would want to help- he said no. I don't know if it was during those words or after, but I started crying. I have NO idea why. Everyone kept asking me what was wrong and I couldn't even give them an answer. The doctor thought it was him, Jeremy thought it was him and I just sat there crying. 

I couldn't handle the pain after my water broke. It was seriously unbearable. I don't know why- they do say every pregnancy/labor is different and this one surely was. The nurses and Jeremy kept telling me that if I wanted the epidural I needed to get it now because it would be too late later on. 

I broke down and get the epidural around 9am. (6cm now) They had to pump fluids in me before I could actually get it so I don't think the lady came in until around 9:15ish. It's definitely a weird feeling. It didn't hurt, but I was having contractions throughout the entire process so sitting up and still while a needle is being shoved in your back- not pleasant.

 These were both at 9:35am- after the epidural.

Can you see I had no relief from it? I still felt every single contraction and every bit of pressure. 

Literally, 5 minutes after she left I had Jeremy get the nurse because I felt a ton of pressure. She checked me and I was 7cm. Another 5 minutes passed and I told Jeremy to get the nurse again because I really had to push. She checked me again and I was 10cm. This was at 9:45am. 

The nurse made me wait until the doctor got there to push and she told me "5 minutes"- it was the longest 5 minutes of my life. Come to find out it was only 3 minutes. 

I pushed through 3 contractions and out she came. It was a bit scary because her shoulder got stuck and the doctor had to get the vacuum and the nurse was on top of me pushing on my stomach. It was so, so scary and I'm so grateful that everything turned out to be okay.

Out she came at 10:06am!  
8 lbs 3oz and 20.5" 
The fastest labor, ever.






I ended up tearing and having stitches, but I figured that would happen. 

My sweet girls meeting for the first time. 






We left after 24 hours in the hospital. She weighed 8.1 lbs when we left and since we've been home she's back up to 8.4 lbs. Things are incredibly crazy busy here, but I love it & wouldn't trade anything for this hectic schedule now.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

39 weeks

39 weeks- phew. This is definitely the most pregnant I've ever been and felt. I'm pretty sure she's trying to break out of my stomach- the wrong way.

I'm still the same weight I was 3 weeks ago- wooo! Hopefully that doesn't change.
Heartburn is still here, everyday, all day long.
Sleep is non existent- still. Hopefully it'll get better once I'm not pregnant!
I'm starting to crave broccoli..mmm..I could eat a whole bowl of it right now!

As I'm typing this, my eyes are getting really heavy so I think it's time to relax & go to bed.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Everyone should read this

A friend of mine posted this the other day and normally I don't read stuff like this, but it caught my attention since our anniversary is next week. It's worth reading.

1. DON’T STOP HOLDING HER HAND
When I first dated the woman I ended up marrying, I always held her hand. In the car. While walking. At meals. At movies. It didn’t matter where. Over time, I stopped. I made up excuses like my hand was too hot or it made me sweat or I wasn’t comfortable with it in public. Truth was, I stopped holding hands because I stopped wanting to put in the effort to be close to my wife. No other reason.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d hold her hand in the car. I’d hold her hand on a star. I’d hold her hand in a box. I’d hold her hand with a fox. And I’d hold her hand everywhere else, too, even when we didn’t particularly like each other for the moment.
BONUS!
When you hold hands in the winter, they don’t get cold. True story.

2. DON’T STOP TRYING TO BE ATTRACTIVE.
Obviously when I was working to woo her, I would do myself up as attractively as I possibly could every time I saw her. I kept perfectly groomed. I always smelled good. I held in my farts until she wasn’t around. For some reason, marriage made me feel like I could stop doing all that. I would get all properly groomed, smelling good, and dressed up any time we went out somewhere or I went out by myself, but I rarely, if ever, cared about making myself attractive just for her.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d try and put my best foot forward throughout our entire marriage. I’d wait to fart until I was in the bathroom whenever possible. I’d make myself desirable so that she would desire me.
BONUS!
When you trim your man hair, guess what. She returns the favor.

3. DON’T TELL YOUR SPOUSE HER WEAKNESSES.
For some reason, somewhere along the way, I always ended up feeling like it was my place to tell her where she was weak and where she could do better. I sure as heck didn’t do that while we were dating. No, when I dated her I only built her up, only told her how amazing she was, and easily looked past all of her flaws. After we got married though, she sometimes couldn’t even cook eggs without me telling her how she might be able to improve.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I wouldn’t say a damned thing about anything that I thought could use improvement. I’ve learned since my marriage ended that there is more than one right way to do most things, and that the imperfections of others are too beautiful to try and change.
BONUS!
When you tell her what she’s doing right, she’ll tell you what you’re doing right. And she’ll also tell her friends. And her family. And the dentist. And even strangers on the street.

4. DON’T STOP COOKING FOR YOUR SPOUSE.
I knew how to woo a girl, for sure. And the ticket was usually a night in, cooking a nice meal and having a romantic evening. So why is it then, that I didn’t do that for her after we got married? Sure, I’d throw some canned soup in the microwave or fry up some chimichangas once in a while, but I rarely if ever went out of my way to sweep her off her feet after we were married by steaming crab legs, or making fancy pasta, or setting up a candlelit table.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d make it a priority to cook for her, and only her, something awesome at least every month. And I’d remember that meat in a can is never awesome.
BONUS!
Candlelit dinners often lead to candlelit bow chica bow-wow.

5. DON’T YELL AT YOUR SPOUSE.
I’m not talking about the angry kind of yelling. I’m talking about the lazy kind of yelling. The kind of yelling you do when you don’t want to get up from your television show or you don’t want to go ALL THE WAY UPSTAIRS to ask her if she’s seen your keys. It really doesn’t take that much effort to go find her, and yelling (by nature) sounds demanding and authoritative.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d try to go find her anytime I needed something or wanted to know something, and I’d have both gratitude and manners when I did. I always hated when she would yell to me, so why did I always feel it was okay to yell to her?
BONUS!
Sometimes you catch her doing something cute that you would have missed otherwise.

6. DON’T CALL NAMES.
I always felt I was the king of not calling names, but I wasn’t. I may not have called her stupid, or idiot, or any of the other names she’d sometimes call me, but I would tell her she was stubborn, or that she was impossible, or that she was so hard to deal with. Names are names, and calling them will drive bigger wedges in communication than just about anything else.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
Any time it got to the point that I wanted to call names, I’d call a time-out and come back to it later. Or better yet, I’d call her names, but they’d be names like “super sexy” or “hotness.” Even in the heat of the moment.
BONUS!
She’ll call you names in better places. Like the bedroom.

7. DON’T BE STINGY WITH YOUR MONEY.
As the main bread earner, I was always so stingy with the money. I’d whine about the cost of her shampoo or that she didn’t order water at restaurants, or that she’d spend so much money on things like pedicures or hair dye jobs. But seriously. I always had just as many if not more things that I spent my money on, and in the end, the money was spent, we were just fine, and the only thing my bitching and moaning did was bring undo stress to our relationship.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d tell her I trusted her to buy whatever she wanted, whenever she felt like she needed it. And then, I’d actually trust her to do it.
BONUS!
Sometimes she will make bad purchase decisions, which leads to makeup purchase decisions. Like that new gadget you’ve had your eyes on.

8. DON’T ARGUE IN FRONT OF THE KIDS.
There was never any argument that was so important or pressing that we couldn’t wait to have it until the kids weren’t there. I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist or super-shrink to know why fighting in front of the kids is a dangerous and selfish way of doing things.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I would never, ever, not even once fight in front of the kids, no matter how big or how small the issue was. I’d maybe make a code word that meant, “not with the kids here.”
BONUS!
When you wait to fight, usually you both realize how stupid or unimportant the fight was and the fight never happens.

9. DON’T ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER TO SKIP WORKING OUT.
I always thought it was love to tell my spouse, “I don’t care if you don’t take care of yourself. I don’t care if you don’t exercise. I don’t care if you let yourself go.” But that was lying, and it was lying when she said it to me because the truth is, we did care and I wish that we would have always told each other how sexy and attractive the other was any time we’d go workout or do something to become healthier.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d ask her to tell me that she cared. I’d ask her to encourage me to go to the gym. I’d ask her to remind me of my goals and tell me I’m strong enough to keep them.
BONUS!
Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people don’t kill other people. (Name that movie!)

10. DON’T POOP WITH THE BATHROOM DOOR OPEN.
I don’t know why, but at some point I started thinking it was okay to poop with the bathroom door open, and so did she. First of all, it’s gross. Second of all, it stinks everything up. Third of all, there is literally no way to make pooping attractive, which means that every time she saw me do it, she, at least in some little way, would have thought I was less attractive.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d shut the damn door and poop in private.
BONUS!
When she does think of your naked body, she’s not going to be thinking about it in a grunting/squatting position.

11. DON’T STOP KISSING HER.
It always got to a point when I’d more or less stop kissing her. Usually it was because things were stressful and there was tension in our relationship, and so I’d make it worse by refusing to kiss her. This of course would lead to her feeling rejected. Which would of course lead to arguments about it. Other times I had my own issues with germs and whatnot.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d kiss her in the morning when she looked like people do in the morning. I’d kiss her at night when she’s had a long day. I’d kiss her any time I felt like she secretly wanted a kiss. And, I’d kiss her even when my germ issues kicked in.
BONUS!
She feels loved when you kiss her. That’s bonus enough.

12. DON’T STOP HAVING FUN TOGETHER.
Age shouldn’t matter. Physical ability shouldn’t matter. Couples should never stop having fun with each other, and I really wish I wouldn’t have gotten into so many ruts in which we didn’t really go out and do anything. And, I’ve been around the block enough times to know that when the fun is missing, and the social part of life is missing, so also goes missing the ability to be fully content with each other.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d make a rule with her that we’d never stay home two weekends in a row.
BONUS!
Awesome stories and awesome memories come from doing awesome things. And so do cherished embarrassing moments.

13. DON’T PRESSURE EACH OTHER.
Pressuring each other about anything is always a recipe for resentment. I always felt so pressured to make more money. I always felt so pressured to not slip in my religion. I always felt so pressured to feel certain ways about things when I felt the opposite. And I usually carried a lot of resentment. Looking back, I can think of just as many times that I pressured her, so I know it was a two-way street.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d make it a point to celebrate the different views, opinions, and ways that she had of doing things. I’d find the beauty in differentiation, not the threat.
BONUS!
Authentic happiness becomes a real possibility. And so do authentic foot rubs.

14. DON’T LABEL EACH OTHER WITH NEGATIVE LABELS.
Sometimes the easiest phrases to say in my marriage started with one of three things. Either, “you should have,” “you aren’t,” or “you didn’t.” Inevitably after each of those seemed to come something negative. And since when have negative labels ever helped anyone? They certainly never helped her. Or me. Instead, they seemed to make the action that sparked the label worsen in big ways.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I would learn to stop myself before saying any of those phrases, and then I’d switch them out for positive labels. Instead of “you should,” I’d say “you are great at.” Instead of saying “you aren’t,” I’d say “you are.” Instead of saying “you didn’t,” I’d say, “you did.” And then I’d follow it up with something positive.
BONUS!
The noblest struggles become far more conquerable. And you don’t think or believe that you’re a schmuck, which is always nice.

15. DON’T SKIP OUT ON THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO HER.
It was so easy in marriage to veto so many of the things she enjoyed doing. My reasoning, “we can find things we both enjoy.” That’s lame. There will always be things she enjoys that I will never enjoy, and that’s no reason not to support her in them. Sometimes the only thing she needs is to know that I’m there.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d attend many more of the events that she invited me to. I would actively participate and not tell all the reasons why I’d do it differently or how it could be better or more fun or time better spent.
BONUS!
Go to something she knows you don’t enjoy and the gratitude gets piled on later that night, like whipped cream on a cheesecake.

16. DON’T EMOTIONALLY DISTANCE YOURSELF AFTER A FIGHT.
I never got to experience the power of make-up sex because any time my wife was mean or we got in a fight, I’d completely distance myself from her, usually for several days. Communication would shut down and I’d avoid contact at all cost. This never let things get worked out, and eventually after it had happened enough times I’d explode unnecessarily.
IF I COULD HAVE A DO-OVER:
I’d let myself communicate my emotions and feelings more often, and I’d make sure that she knew I still loved her any time we had an ugly bout. Sure, we’d give each other some distance. But not days of distance.
BONUS!
Fantastic make-up sex. Or at least that’s the theory.

Monday, October 29, 2012

38 weeks!

I'm so happy I'm 38 weeks! 
Only a few more to go!

I had my check up last week and I am 1-2cm dilated. eeeek!
I'm up to 162 lbs- from 124lbs. Luckily, I haven't gained any weight in the past 3 weeks- hopefully it stays that way!

I feel as big as a blimp. None of my clothes fit anymore. Waaaah. I'm too cheap to go buy anymore clothes right now since the end is so near, so I will have to work with what I have- even if that means wearing the same thing over & over.


The heartburn is out of control! It's so bad that I feel like I'm going to vomit every time my throat burns. Blah. It's only that bad at night- when I'm trying to sleep- go figure, right?

I haven't seen this babe since I was 20 weeks- 18 weeks ago! I'm anxious to see if she has lots of hair (she better), and chubby cheeks! I wonder what she weighs and who she looks like. Is she going to look like Rylee?

Will she really be a she or him? I say that because literally EVERY stranger that sees me asks if I'm having a boy. I say "no" and they're like "wow, you're carrying like it's a boy." Ummm....sooo I hope these docs were right- if not we are screwed.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

37 weeks; FULL TERM!

As of today at 1:19pm I will officially be pregnant longer than I was with Rylee! This is all so new to me. It could be any day now & it gets me excited/nervous.

Rylee has been extra clingy and crazy lately. I think she senses something is up. I hope she reacts okay (as okay can be) once Chloe's here. She loves babies so I'm really hoping for the best, but I don't know how she will be to sharing her mama.

I'm up a total of 37lbs (give or take a few.) Not too thrilled about it, but hopefully I'll be able to lose the weight pretty easily like I did with Rylee.

I cannot wait to get back in shape & wear cute clothes again. All of my maternity clothes are becoming too tight- especially the shirts. They're at the point where they won't even cover the bottom of my belly anymore. :/

On the left is 36.5 with Rylee & on the right is Chloe. 
I was way bigger with Rylee (maybe because I was really swollen with her?) 
It has me wondering how much Chloe will weigh though (smaller?)

And if you follow me on instagram you will know that we are officially ready for the hospital!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Nursery reveal

I still have to completely finish the nursery with it's final touches, but it's pretty much done so I decided to just share the pics. I still need to get some pictures printed from our maternity shoot and a couple other small things.








Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin carving

We went to the pumpkin patch a couple days ago and bought a big pumpkin to carve! We had bought one a while back, but it was too small for the carving we wanted to do- so we just carved the one we had for fun & we'll do the big one in a couple days.

Rylee loved picking up the pumpkins & was a little confused as to what they were- ha ha.









Tuesday, October 16, 2012

36w and a little update

I'm officially 9 months pregnant.
In just 5 more days, I will be considered full term! I'm a little nervous, but excited. So ready to not be pregnant! So ready to wear cute clothes & feel like myself again. 




I've really dropped since last week and any time I sit down she goes nuts. 
I finally ordered the diaper bag I wanted a day ago so I'm waiting on that to get here and we are ready to go! We still have to install the car seat- I guess we will do that here soon.

We had a minor scare last Friday. I went in my doctors because I couldn't get rid of my headache- which I knew was because of my blood pressure. Sure enough it was 144/88. He immediately sent me to triage to get monitored and have labs done. Of course my blood pressure was fine the entire time at the hospital & all my labs came back fine. The on call doctor said 'normal activity', but the doc I saw on Friday said bed rest- so I've just been taking it easy until Thursday when I go back and we will see what they say then. So glad everything was fine and so far- I'm not being induced again. I've been having contractions the past few weeks and the monitors were picking them up- so maybe, just maybe it'll happen soon enough, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

My house, well Rylee's bedroom & our bathroom are covered in fire ants. Not really sure why/how or where they came from. If you know what fire ants are, you know they suck when they bite you. I've spent all morning cleaning the crap out of this house to try & get rid of them. Hopefully they're gone.

Speaking of Rylee. She's a stubborn little girl who is full of drama! Yesterday she did something to her arm and wouldn't move it, crying in pain, etc. We ended up taking her to the ER because her pedi had no openings and it was pretty bad. We get there & they do an xray and nothing is fractured (which I knew because her arm wasn't swollen/red or anything.) They just said it was a sprain and sent us on our way. Well, she was in pain all night, even with meds. This morning she was still in pain and wouldn't move it so we went into the pedis. Come to find out, nothing was/is wrong. She may have bruised her elbow and that's why it hurts, but she moved her arm for the doc just fine. Come home and it's like nothing happened! Come on kid. You just cost us a huge chunk of change! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Show & Tell; when I was 17

 


1. When you were 17, tell us what kind of car you drove, where you worked, and what you were usually up to on the weekends. 
 I had a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, sunburnt orange, to be exact. 
I stole this pic- this wasn't my car, but it looked identical to this except i had tinted windows.

I worked at ABC Pizza- where all of the cool high school kids worked. ;) It's a local restaurant.
On the weekends, I normally partied, drank & worked. Never slept. 




2. Show us a picture of you when you were 17 {roughly}.


3. When you were 17, tell us what you wanted to be when you "grew up."

I've always wanted to be a nurse. 

4. When you were 17, tell us the kind of boys that you dated. Did you have a type? Do you have a relationship you remember well? Tell us about it.
When I was 17, I was currently in a long term relationship. We dated for 5 years. From 2001-2006. He graduated the summer I was entering 9th grade. :x We lived together from 2005-2006. I thought I would marry him, have his kids & all that jazz, but things worked out differently & I'm SO incredibly glad they did. Once we split, I was a complete disaster & we tried working things out, but it just didn't work.




5. When you were 17, tell us where you pictured your life 10 years from then. Did it turn out the way you expected it to?

I pictured to have kids & be done having kids, be married (although not to the guy I'm married to now) and be a nurse.
Now? I am married- going on 3 years. I have an amazing 2 year old & another little baby on the way. I'm still working on becoming a nurse, but I will get there! 4 more semesters to go!

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