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Today…a year ago today!

Posted Apr 07 2011 12:00am

Today I am feeling strong, happy, optomisitic and grateful!  A year ago today I was going through 19 hours of active labor in order to welcome my miracle baby into the world.  Today I am learning to live in the now, appreciate the goals I achieve and enjoy every moment of life no matter how stressful.  A year ago today I was hit up with pitocin and let an epidural be cut off in order to achieve my goal of delivering hypno-birth style…

Today I woke up early (despite only sleepling for 6 hours) in order to go to the gym for another muscle building leg circuit.  I added in some kettle ball and squat work…no stopping in between exercises OR sets!  A year ago today I was having convulsions from the pitocin in my system.  My water broke before I was even dilating, so I needed to get the uterus working.  I used the strength I gained from my daily 2-3 mile walks, yoga, and pilates in order to maintain my endurance for labor.

Today I am rocking the lower grain input in order to help my output goal, I am going to hit the beach with James (since he only has a half-day) while Eric does more out-processing, I am going to let Gavin smash some cake, and I am going to enjoy my complete family!  A year ago today I was using my persistance in order to push Gavin out in 16 minutes (flat).  I was freaking out when I couldn’t hear him cry and could only hear the doctor talking about the cord around his neck.  I was holding my gorgeous boy after 4 years of stress, loss and miscarriages…

A year ago today, AND today, I am a content, happy, strong and proud Mommy of two amazing boys!

How was your life a year ago today?

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