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Today is my son’s second birthday.
Unfortunately I didn’t plan far in advance and wasn’t able find powered sugar available in stores.
Luckily I have regular white sugar and know just how easy it is to make my own powdered sugar!
I love it when my own recipes end up coming in handy for myself.
Link to the recipe below!
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It’s been a while since I posted a gray grow out update. I’m ALMOST THERE! Just a couple inches of old color left! I cannot wait to have long, silver mermaid hair. #grayandproud #thisis41 #holisticobsession #embracingmygray #silverisgorgeous ... See MoreSee Less
Two years ago on this evening, April 4th, I took the big boys' bluebonnet pics, and was prepping for an intense surgery on the 9th.
I had a massive surgical team that included my OB, my MFM, a radiologist, urologist, and gynecological oncologist.
They were all scheduled to be there the morning of April 9th for my planned c-cection/hysterectomy.
My bag wasn't packed. My house was a mess.
The boys' suitcase wasn't ready. Noah later packed his own bag to go to his grandparents house for a few days. I later learn he packed over 20 pairs of underwear. Apparently he's an over packer like his mama.
I had no idea that I would end up in a scary life threatening situation the next morning.
After getting Joshua on the bus the next morning, I realized I started bleeding and needed to get to the hospital fast, as I had the potential to bleed out from placenta accreta.
My OB and specialist hammered it into my head. You start bleeding, you haul ass to the hospital. That's the danger of accreta. You can hemorrhage before you get help. You can hemorrhage even after you get help. There a lot of unknown until they get into the c-section.
On the almost two year anniversary of that crazy morning/day/weekend, I wanted to again thank a few people who had a big part in it all.
Jessica Myers, for letting me throw Noah at her at the crack of dawn, and who got the kids off the bus and told them the baby was here.
Everyone who prayed and prayed and prayed for us. Especially Jenae Ternes and Missy West Wilson.
My amazing MFM who diagnosed my previa and accreta, and kept each weekly ultrasound light-hearted with his sailor mouth, Dr. Haeri.
My OB, Dr. Hart, who had great bedside manner, was at the hospital when I got there, and walked me through 5 hours of pre-op procedures, that included a panic attack. She held my hand and kept me sane. (and also later performed my amazing c-section and hysterectomy).
My husband who was forced to wait. A lot, while I was prepped with stints in my ureters and balloons up my femoral arteries to stop the bleeding. He also fed me and gave me my meds around the clock after getting home, something I was incapable of.
My BFF, Stephanie Beverding for always being supportive and keeping my stress down regarding the entire crazy mess.
Britt Bowen for cleaning my entire house, including laundry, and stocking my fridge while I was at the hospital.
My amazing parents and in-laws who took care of the big boys while I was gone.
My nurse, Kelsie, who was there most of the day with me, and was the BEST at making sure I was okay.
My TWO anesthesiologists, who kept me out of pain and not panicked.
The entire massive care team who were prepped for the worst, and made me feel like it was all going to be okay.
They were miraculously ALL THERE at the hospital that day, versus my scheduled date.
The nurse who put on Pit Bull for me in radiology while they inserted balloons up my femoral arteries to inflate after the baby was out to stop hemorrhage.
All the friends and neighbors who brought food and came to visit. I love you all.
And last, but not least, Hailey Heard for helping this one stick.
I'm thrilled that tomorrow I get to celebrate my two year survival anniversary and birthday of my accreta/rainbow baby.
I'd do it all again a million times to have you in my arms my sweet Daniel. ... See MoreSee Less
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