Monday, February 10, 2014

To Blog or Not to Blog....

Much has happened since you have heard from me last.  I last shared the news of my pregnancy and since then, much has transpired.  Our son arrived in November, but not without drama. He spent about 2 weeks in the NICU and gave my husband and I the scare of our lives when he began to have seizures on the day we expected to take him home from the hospital.   I had my share of complications as well.  I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia during my third trimester, which resulted in early bedrest,  and an early delivery.  After my son's birth, I developed the HELP syndrome as a complication of the pre-eclampsia.  I then ended up with a kidney infection that went septic causing me to lose much of my blood and almost killed me.  The good news is that my son and I are doing great now and we don't seem to have any lasting effects from all the trauma.

I keep wavering back and forth about whether I should start blogging again.  As much as I want to, I fear becoming consumed with picture taking, writing, and responding to comments.  So I have decided that I will blog again, but at a very slow pace. A pace that will respond to my family's needs. I will no longer take any custom requests, since I just do not have any time for that at all (I am lucky to get a shower most days).  I also will most likely post just once or twice a month.  I will try my best to respond to your comments and questions, but will only be able to do that as my schedule allows.

So, I guess I am just asking for your patience as I begin to figure things out again. I hope you will choose to follow along!

Natalie

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7 comments:

  1. Hi Natalie,
    I am glad you are back and everything is better now. Such an aventure!!! You are both strong warriors and that is showing. I hope that from now on you will be able to enjoy motherhood more fully.
    I hope you will come by more than once or twice a month but I totally understand if you do (I'm mother of two so I know how it works). I suggest something I apply to control my impulses to spend too much time on the net- using a kichen timer. I set the time I want to spend at the internet and when the timer rings I disconnect.( in your case a very noise one so that you won't wake the baby up).
    Congratulations for your blessings and hope to hearing from you soon.
    I don't remember if I have ever written on your blog, but I don't think I have.
    So that you are aware own far your posts go- I'm from Portugal and loved your blog.
    I will follow along for sure.
    Bye,
    Su

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    1. Su,
      That is such a great idea about the kitchen timer. Thanks so much for the encouragement and for following along. It means a ton to me!

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    2. I glad I could help.
      Enjoy motherhood, you deserve it.
      Bye,

      Su

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  2. I'm just now seeing this post. What a story! Wow! Praise God that you both survived and are doing well. Amazing!

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  3. Natalie, I have been patiently waiting for your return. I thought about emailing you to let you know I was thinking of you, but decided to honor your personal space. I knew you must be going through a difficult time. I felt like it might be odd to hear from a follower you don't know. Anyway, I am glad to hear that you and your family are doing better! I will continue to follow along. Paige

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    1. Thanks so much for your concern and support Paige! Things were definitely very scary for a while. We are much on the mend now! Thanks so much for following!

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