Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Tale of Two Surgeries

"Do not pray for an easy life,
pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."
--Bruce Lee

Originally, this blog post was supposed to be about the time I had an emergency appendectomy while 11-weeks pregnant.  Before the surgery, I asked the surgeon if he'd ever performed an appendectomy on someone who was pregnant and had a kidney transplant.  He said no.  He said there was a 50/50 chance the growing baby would survive.  Then I squeezed my mom's hand and was taken to the operating room.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

They Don't Talk About the First Trimester-- Part Three

Welcome back everyone to the final installment of my first trimester diary.  Just to recap:

--Here you can read my reasons for keeping and posting my diary on the internet, along with the first installment;
--Here is the second installment.

And we've reached the end!  Let's catch up with me as I finished my eighth week of pregnancy:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Our House, Our Rules

I took a pregnancy test on the same day that another one of our house buying offers fell through.  And five days later, we were under contract on a new house...the one we've been living in now for a little over a month!  
Ashman Manor

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

They Don't Talk About the First Trimester--Part Two

Welcome back for the second installment of my first trimester diary.  If you missed this post about why I'm sharing it, you can go back and read it here.   

Without further ado, let's just right into "Jewel's Emotions at about Six-Seven Weeks Preggo."