I have taken some time to myself after my most recent miscarriage away from writing. This time around I have definitely had more support, and for that, I’m entirely grateful. I did not want to write about what I was going through and dealing with because I did that the first time around – and people do not know how to react. That is entirely understandable. I know who would be there for me, and sure enough, they’ve been there to pick me back up. Anyway – I did manage to stay current with my 100 Happy Days, however, so I have lots of catching up to do!
100 Happy Days, Days 1 – 10 & 11 – 20 & 21 – 30 & 31 – 40
In case you are new to my blog, I have been taking part in the 100 Happy Days Challenge and I have been posting my daily happy onto my Instagram account @CameraKristen. This year has been emotionally draining for me and my husband. In a few short months we’ve learned a lot of life lessons! This challenge is definitely helping me to remember to look for all the HAPPY in each and every day. No matter how tough times can get, there is always something to be grateful for!
Sunday, May 11th 2014
On Mother’s Day this year I found out that I was pregnant for the second time. It was going to be our rainbow baby! It was also going to be our secret until we got tests done though, having made our first pregnancy public too soon (only to be followed with bad news almost immediately). We spent the day on and off the phone with our mothers and ran a few errands in between. I also found possibly my favorite ice cream flavor EVER! Ben & Jerry’s That’s My Jam is chocolate and raspberry ice creams with fudge chips and a raspberry center AND it’s incredible! ALSO seemingly impossible to find now that I’ve admitted my love for it!
Monday, May 12th 2014
This was taken on the way to the hospital to get an official pregnancy test done. There had been a crazy thunderstorm the night before and it had made it a much cooler, refreshing day because of it! The green just POPED that day!
Tuesday, May 13th 2014
This time around I actually had cravings other than pickles! Anything and everything tomato – I wanted it! That particular day my sweet husband stopped by the store on the way home for work for just four tomatoes.
Wednesday, May 14th 2014
I was not feeling spectaular that day, whether it was pregnancy symptoms or what. My cat, Tayte, and I took it easy and watched one of my all time favorite movies: The Other Sister.
Thursday, May 15th 2014
While I was on the phone with doctors and nurses and getting labs drawn, Tayte took it easy. Her new spot in the house is on top of the couch NEAR the window. She doesn’t always need to look out of it, but she’s happiest near it.
Friday, May 16th 2014
I finally got the doctors on my side that day and it had been a struggle all week to do so. We ordered Chinese food and my fortune cookie obviously did not know what my dearest wish is.
Saturday, May 17th 2014
Feeling optimistic and happy we wandered around our new town and surrounding areas in attempt to get better acclimated.
Sunday, May 18th 2014
After being in a go-go-go state for awhile got to us – and that day we stayed in our pajamas. I managed to get Steven hooked on Once Upon a Time and we spent the entire binge watching it!
Monday, May 19th 2014
We had the house pretty much in order (or so we thought) and all that was really left was the frames to be hung. I didn’t know if I should even try to hang a bunch of things in my office because that’s the room that would eventually be turned into a nursery.
Tuesday, May 20th 2014
Halfway through my happiness project I was painfully reminded of why I started it. I started getting symptoms that reminded me a whole lot of my first miscarriage and when Steven got off work we spent six very long hours in the emergency room. BUT I did paint my nails that morning, so that was my happiness of the day.
It’s strange that these are the ten days that I got to be excited about my second pregnancy. If you read my last post (The M Word, Vol. 2), you’re aware that I lost my second pregnancy. It’s been a rough time, but there’s always something that makes me happy. Life is good, but sometimes it throws things at me that really put me to the test!
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