Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Jilly-Bug!

Today my first born turns seven. It just so happens that my Dad also turns seventy, so we think it's pretty special. I remember seven years ago when my Dr picked the date to induce my labor. I was so excited that his granddaughter would be born on his birthday.
That morning we all went to the hospital, my husband and I, my parents, and my sister. Nothing went as planned, and after laboring all day. Sometime between 5 and 6 a little voice told me to get an epidural, even though the pain was still manageable. I listened and let the anesthesiologist give me the epidural. I finally convinced my parents and the Hubs to take a break and go get dinner, because I was not progressing and even the Dr had gone home to eat. Shortly after they left, a nurse rushed in my room and handed me the phone.
It was my Dr telling me she was on her way back and the nurses were goingto prep me for surgery. Jilly was in trouble and her heart rate had dropped to 60. I was utterly calm, but worried my family would miss the birth. Just as I asked a nurse for the phone, they walked in. I had a few moments to hug my parents before being given stronger drugs through the epidural. They told me later that the fact it was in place saved valuable time.
Within minutes I was in the OR with the Hubs. The Dr cut me from hipbone to hipbone to get my daughter out quickly. Her cord was wrapped around her neck and over her head, and so with each contraction it was both strangling her and cutting off the blood supply between her head and my cervix. Once I heard her cry, once I knew she was safe and the Hubs went with her to the nursery where they gave her oxygen I broke down and cryed until I was sick.
Later they brought her to me in the recovery room to nurse her, and my Mom snuck back to see us before anyone else.
I love you, Ladybug, and I bless the day the Goddess gave you to us.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Healing List for 11/10/11

Please send Reiki, prayers, or simply positive and healing thoughts to this list.
To include yourself or others on the list, simply post the names in the comments. Please feel free to use the video to do a short, focused meditation for those in need of healing, or just include them in your thoughts in your own way,



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Trisha


Sarah


Kristine


The New Albany explosion victims



Mrs B.


Violi on her pregnancy


Joo Im Lee in a coma after a car accident


The Hittson-Dean family who lost a loved one

Matt in Indy

Me, please, I am stressed out to my limit.

The Hubs, healing from a shoulder injury

Jerri in Elwood Heart and liver issues, recently recovering from a coma

Kathy E. in Summitville IN

The Edwards family

Sam, Jennifer,and the Finan family

Byron in Ft. Wayne

Gina in Indy

Hunter the cocker spaniel diagnosed with detatched retina

Gavi

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Healing List for 11/3/11


Please send Reiki, prayers, or simply positive and healing thoughts to this list.
To include yourself or others on the list, simply post the names in the comments. Please feel free to use the video to do a short, focused meditation for those in need of healing, or just include them in your thoughts in your own way,

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Mrs B.


Violi on her pregnancy


Joo Im Lee in a coma after a car accident


The Hittson-Dean family who lost a loved one

Matt in Indy

Me, please, I am stressed out to my limit.

The Hubs, healing from a shoulder injury

Jerri in Elwood Heart and liver issues, recently recovering from a coma

Kathy E. in Summitville IN

The Edwards family

Sam, Jennifer,and the Finan family

Byron in Ft. Wayne

Gina in Indy

Hunter the cocker spaniel diagnosed with detatched retina

Gavi

The Monument Fire Pets and the efforts of volunteers to reunite pets and parents

Chris P. in Indiana, recovering from Spinal surgery 

Serena Weicht, Dorothy Heard, and family

Lauren Spierer, family, and all those searching for her
special note for the horses and dogs being used in the search

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NaNoWriMo

For the first time, I am participating in NaNoWriMo, that's National Novel Writing Month if you were wondering. I had a great first day, even though I was off in the world for several hours. Best of luck to anyone else who is participating, and if you had never heard of it, please check it out! For the month of November I am going to throw up a gadget to track my word count here on the blog. Happy writing!

Wordless Wednesday Trick or Treat Edition

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Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again...

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