Is anyone still there? Here?
First off, let me say, you guys are amazing. Last year, I had decided to take a break and then the whole yahoo finance thing happened and I felt really overwhelmed. I guess the thing that bothered me the most about the whole situation was I created this blog to share with Crafty people. Sewing People. I never wanted the average internet troll on my page but they found me. But it's cool. Because of you guys. You guys are so great. But I still took a lot away from the other non great people. I want to come out with a confession: I'm not very proud of 98% of anything on this Blog and I pretty much agreed with a lot of the negative comments. So now more than ever I want to improve my skills and I want to share my journey with you.
While I was away: I lost weight, took some craftsy classes, gained some weight. Lot's of weight. Then lost a lot of weight in one day.
I would like to introduce to you:
Curtis Bailey MYLASTNAMEHERE
Today he is 7 weeks old.
Let me tell you about this crazy roller coaster that was my pregnancy. Warning TMI.
I was doing really well with the weight loss. I was working out religiously, eating gluten free, feeling great. Then one day, at the gym, I felt something else jump with me while I was working out. Sometimes, in the morning, on my way to work, I would feel butterflies in my stomach. A week later I started to feel emotional. I was feeling sorry for myself because going gluten free was supposed to be my cure all. It was supposed to cure the PCOS so I could get a regular aunt flow, so I could finally get pregnant. One night I decided to take a test. It was positive. I looked at it and said "well, that isn't right." I called a co-worker, who used to be a nurse, to confirm that you can get a false negative, but not a false positive on a pregnancy test. John walked in, I told him, he hugged me. We had no clue how far along I was so I called the doctor the next day and they scheduled me to come in, in two weeks. GAH. We didn't want to tell anyone before we knew how far along I was because with PCOS there is a 40% chance of miscarriage. We didn't want to get everyone excited and then have to tell them crushing news. As you can tell by now I'm a big pessimist. Two days before my appointment I had a scare and they told me to come in. There they realized I was a lot further along than 12 weeks.....more like 25 weeks. I cried. I cried like a baby. I was so scared that this guy would come out deformed. I had my wisdom teeth removed during pregnancy, I haven't been taking any prenatals, I transplanted 8 shrubs in my yard. We immediately told our family that day and the rest is history. He is strong, healthy, and happy.
A lot of people think looking back I'm sure that I could tell. Nope. I never was sick, I never felt any different prior to six months of pregnancy. I even lost ten pounds in month 3.
I wanted to really get back on this blog to share everything. My whole pregnancy journey, month by month, preparing, but seriously with 3 1/2 months left to prepare and a husband in school there wasn't enough time in the world.
Going Gluten free wasn't my cure because I was already pregnant when I started that diet. But I believe the exercise was. I had read a lot of success stories that a lot of exercise and eating right (no cheat days) worked for women who had PCOS and they inspired me. I'm so glad I did. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and made changes that worked. I gained 50lbs with my pregnancy and I have already lost 30. But I still don't weight as much as I did 3 years ago and I'm really proud of that.
Anyway. Why am I back? This little guy has inspired me to get back in the sewing room. I didn't make a lot of things for him while I was pregnant (because there wasn't enough time) but I have already started making things for him and me and I can't wait to show you!