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.
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?