Friday, September 11, 2009

My first blog, ever.

I am an ecstatically married woman, and blessed to be a stay at home mom with my amazing one year old boy. I am crazy about coupons, I get a high from getting stuff for free. Seriously, it's sick. I love finding new ways to stretch a buck, save time, make life easier, and enjoy my family as much as possible.

Life is good in our house. We have up days and down days, but most are up, and I think that is something to be proud of and to hold onto.

The past several days have been a mix. I recently went in for surgery on a kidney stone, and had a stent placed. I had a baby, and I never felt pain like what the stent did to me the first 12 hours. Things got better as I drank a ton of water, and took my medicine. A week later I had the stent removed and expected a little residual discomfort, but thought it was pretty much all over. Nay, nay my friend. I have been in constant pain from what I assumed was an infection, but the doctor believed to be bladder spasms (sorry for the TMI). They gave me more pain meds, and that helped for awhile until night came and I was doubling up on medicine to get some relief. Finally went back today and they gave me a shot of antibiotics and more to take at home. I felt better a few hours later, and was so excited, but nope, here I am again--square one. Living in the bathroom trying to relieve the pain, pressure, awfulness, and having another sleepless night.

The upshot to the whole situation though is I love my husband a thousand times more than I did last week. In addition to the pain I have a very weak stomach, so there has been a lot of "forceful, involuntary removal of stomach contents" which makes things double unpleasant here. He has been amazingly take charge with our Boo, and he hasn't hesitated to take time off work to be stay at home daddy while I have been sick. This is a very big deal for someone who loves to work himself to the bone. He has been tender, sweet, understanding, non-judgemental, and so super helpful. But the best part is--he hasn't complained about it once! I loved my husband before, but when you are at your worst, it is so comforting and wonderful to have someone who will put their needs aside completely to take care of you. I love you honey.

I am praying to wake up in the morning and have a complete turnaround because this is slowly driving me crazy. I am exhausted, in pain, and I miss playing with my son the way I want to. Let's not even get started on the housework and laundry I am behind on. Yeesh!

So welcome to my blog, the brainchild of sleepless nights and an attempt at distracting myself. And hopefully a distraction for others too, because I promise as I get better this blog will be brimming with helpful mommy ideas and crazy mommy stories.



  1. Welcome to blogging! I also am crazy about coupons!

  2. Welcome to blogging! I hope that you will inspire me to catch up on my woefully-behind blog -- not only is Meg married now but I also have an INCREDIBLE grandson! Love you, Erin!