Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wow time goes by so quickly. 2 years ago today I was in the hospital giving birth to my youngest. Seems like yesterday! A lot has changed in the past 2 years, but on thing that will never change is my love for my girls. Everything was different with this one, except the Dr. and the Hospital! For the first time, I went into labor on my own. Sitting on my couch clipping coupons! Hubby was cleaning the garage and we had planned to get the last few things together for my trip to the hospital the next night. OOPS, plans changed fast!! The hospital staff was laughing at me as it was my 3rd, but I had no idea what to do, what was happening, etc. I explained that I don' t do it this way....3rd child or not I was lost! Things went pretty fast...another BIG difference (48 hours labor with first and 27 with second!) Unfortunately she came at 2am, so my other girls were home in bed. After trying to sleep a few hours, all we could think about was getting them to the hospital. When they got there, they were so happy. My 3 babies all together, happy and smiling. I knew it wouldn't last forever! lol
With my first child, I went back to work at 6 weeks. With my second, I was on bed rest for the first 11 months until my back surgery (and then of course longer then to recoup). With Riley I was finally able to spend quality time with her. In the guilt of not being able to do that with the others, I began trying to do everything I could with them. Now I have an even closer relationship with them! They say there were no issues and don't even remember what happened when they were babies, but I do. Now I feel we are whole. I realized I wanted this for the rest of my life. I also realized that would not be nearly as long as I wanted if I didn't do something.
First issue I addressed was my back. I started going to a pain clinic to relieve some pain so I could do more with my kids. Then this weight loss plan started! I didn't do very well the first attempt (well first since the baby...probably 100th overall!) but then I remembered I had joined this Spark People site but knew nothing about it.....so I looked into it again. What a change this has had on all aspects of my life. The girls see it more than anyone! I have more energy, feel better, do more with them, and most importantly am happier. Sure I haven't lost as much as I would have hoped my now, but these changes are more important!! Thanks Spark People for giving me and my girls my life back!