adoptioninfertility

I am finally a mommy!

I am finally a mommy!!! We got the call for our agency and it has been a whirlwind ever since! It is exhausting but so rewarding! I can now look back over the past year with adoption and see that THIS is the child that God had planned for us! Abby Elizabeth was born on April 27 and joined our family Monday June 22!

I must admit that I am worried about the effects of lack of sleep on my fibromyalgia. Last night we got 6 hours of sleep (from 4am to 10am) which are not exactly my hours but I will take it over the night before! When I’m not getting sleep my hips and lower back KILL me so I am really hoping that I can fend off a flare. John & I have been tag-teaming so that has been helpful (he took first shift last night so I could get an hour or two of sleep before I took over). If posts are scattered the next week or so, please understand but I think this will had a whole new dimension to my “new normal” 🙂

just for fun

8 Things…

8 Things

8 THINGS I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO:

  1. Becoming a mom hopefully within the next month!
  2. Laying by the pool tomorrow
  3. Having some quiet time to myself tonight
  4. Working on my 101 things in 1001 days list
  5. Seeing my parents on the 4th of July
  6. My husband coming home in a week
  7. Finally shedding some of this post-hyst weight
  8. Shopping for baby

8 THINGS I DID YESTERDAY:

  1. Went to work
  2. Made a really gross dinner
  3. Ordered pizza to make up for it
  4. Chose a baby name
  5. Watched the results show of So You Think You Can Dance
  6. Griped about the rain
  7. Repotted some plants
  8. Watched the Lakers/Magic game

8 THINGS I WISH I COULD DO:

  1. Fit back into my wedding dress
  2. Have our adoption costs paid in full next week
  3. Become a homeowner
  4. Have our adoption finalized soon
  5. Go on a shopping spree
  6. Take a tropical vacation
  7. See my family more often
  8. See John’s family more often

8 SHOWS I WATCH:

  1. NCIS
  2. 24
  3. CSI
  4. Criminal Minds
  5. Bones
  6. House
  7. So You Think You Can Dance
  8. What Not to Wear

8 FAVORITE FOODS:

  1. Pizza w/ Pepperoni & Pineapple
  2. Mexican
  3. Cheese Fries
  4. Ceaser Salad
  5. Reese Cup Blizzard
  6. Spicy Chicken Sandwich
  7. Pancakes
  8. Chicken Tenders

8 PLACES I’VE TRAVELED:

  1. New Zealand
  2. Australia
  3. Quebec & Montreal
  4. Arizona
  5. OBX
  6. Williamsburg, VA
  7. Orlando, FL
  8. Dallas, TX

8 PLACES I’D LIKE TO TRAVEL:

  1. Cancun, Mexico
  2. Hawaii
  3. Portland/Seattle
  4. Key West, FL
  5. Greece
  6. Holyland
  7. Bahamas
  8. Any other tropical paradise

8 THINGS I LOVE:

  1. Jesus
  2. My husband
  3. My family
  4. My husband’s family
  5. My wonderful dogs
  6. My church family
  7. Ice cream
  8. Dr. Pepper
chronic illness

Very Helpful Tool!

While I was browsing my ChronicBabe Goodie Bag the other week, I came across the BlueHealer Diary.  Of course I was very intrigued so I had to try it out!  It came in quickly after ordering and I have to agree that this is a VERY helpful tool!  I think that it will make visits with my rheumotologist very easy as I will be able to show a daily calendar mapping out my pain levels.  There is a section of body maps where you can document where you pain is on any given day.  The calendar section has slots for daily to-do’s with sections for work, home, and kids as well as slots for daily meals, exercise, pain levels, and notes.  There are also places to list medications, recent tests/screening plus results, and health history.  If you are looking to become a little more organized and not carry around five different calendars or journals of sorts, I highly recommend that you check this out!  Also, if you don’t currently subscribe to ChronicBabe I would do that too while you are at it!  Very helpful newsletters!