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Thursday, December 24, 2009

What am I proud of for 2009?

2009 has been quite a year for us Scurr folk. It started with me being pregnant with the Mealie Bug - I was just over half way when the new year dawned. Exciting times...? Not!

For those of you who don't know me, I actually suffer from clinical depression when I am pregnant. It happened all three times. A chemical reaction to my hormones, the doctors all told me. All I knew was that it was hell. For this pregnancy I was extremely ill - I was on a concoction of two different antidepressants AND a mood stabiliser. This combination had me putting on around a kilogram each week. I was bigger then I have ever been in my life and put on over twice the weight I had with the boys.



And what's more, it wasn't working.

We somehow survived until her birth. Counting down the weeks, days and hours until her scheduled caesar at 38 weeks. I received special permission to have her early AND to have my tubes tied. I know that my family, marriage and most importantly ME wouldn't survive another pregnancy.


So what am I proud of?

I am proud to say that once again I have made a full recovery! Once the hormones were out of my system I was back to normal. AND I have lost most of the weight I gained to be about 3 kilos heavier then my pre-pregnancy weight (for all three kidlets).

I still have a hard time with my jiggly belly that I never had after the boys, but I am learning to love (??) my new shape and not expect to be the same size I was in my teens.


So what are YOU proud of?

6 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh that was an awesome post! Thankyou for sharing. How difficult pregnancy must have been for you. And well done on losing the baby weight. I am struggling with my jiggly belly - it's not all muffins in that muffin-top is it? There's a certain amount of "parts that flop out because I had babies" isn't there? Just to be clear.

I'm proud of the way you're hand-making things and selling them! Well done!

Swift Jan said...

Great post! And you SHOULD be proud. WHat an achievement!!
As for jiggly bellies, well lets not talk about that! :P

Femina said...

That's a great post. Anything that has the words 'depression' and 'survived' is a winner in my books! :)

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

You've done well my dear :) and why life has to be a struggle sometimes is beyond me but here is to a wonderful 2010 for all...
Lou
xx

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