Friday, March 6, 2015

Life Evolving

It's already March and the weatherman is predicting a high of 50 this coming Wednesday. The promise of warmer weather in the near future is so hopeful. You can't help but walk with a bit more of a pep in your step. The idea of witnessing the changing of the season that I've missed the past 4 years I'm so excited for. I keep flashing back to my childhood with all the windows open in the house and the fresh spring air whipping around the house. It's so refreshing. There is no smell or feeling like spring!
Scarlet is already two months old and 9 pounds! She's growing so fast it's unbelievable, I feel every time she naps she wakes up bigger and better with more control of everything. She's starting to use her neck muscles more, which means she's starting to look around and absorb her wonderful world around her. She's still in a few of her newborn clothes but I'm okay with that because I know that size wise she will be smaller than most every other baby. She's perfect to me and as healthy as a horse and that's really all that matters. She's also starting to smile at me and honestly it warms my cold, brittle heart. I can't wait till she's a bit older and can hold her head up on her own and start rolling over and all of that jazz. I know, I know, I don't her to grow up too fast but those are going to be exciting days.
I started a new job at Coconut Tan, a local tanning salon and I really like it. I know that I'm making money for Scarlet and I and I can finally start paying my bills without any help. My separation anxiety hasn't really been all that bad. The first night of work I was so nervous and ready to get back to my baby, now, I'm okay. As horrible as this will sound, it's nice to get away for a while. I also think it's so much easier because I know I'm making money for us. I also am in cohorts with another job and he's already talking about a management opportunity so that would be suuuuper awesome, but I'll let yall know about that if and when that happens!

With a hopeful heart and wonderful daughter
xoxoxo

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Whole New Beginning

"New Year, New Me" that is what everyone seems to rant and rave come the first of the year, every year with seldom any real change.
2014 was one hell of a year for me. It brought so much heartache, love and things to be thankful for I don't think we have enough time to even begin. I will, instead focus on the now, being that that IS all that matters anymore.
I brought in 2015 in on the best note I could have EVER asked for, but lets rewind and talk about the pregnancy. Come week 36 the doctors told me that I was considered a "High Risk Pregnancy" and that they'll "have to keep an eye on everything". What does that mean you ask? I was scheduled for an Ultrasound every week along with NSTs (Non-Stress Tests) to monitor Scarlet and make sure she's moving around okay, in my tummy and doing the things a baby that far along should be doing. On the day of my week 38 Ultrasound I was told they are going to have to induce me in the next three days and no longer.. I asked why and I was informed that Scarlet had stopped gaining weight and that she was actually losing weight and that there may be something wrong with the Amniotic Sac she's in. Inner Uterine Growth Restriction, that is what she was diagnosed with.. Obviously terrified and slightly excited I started calling and texting everyone saying SURPRISE! Well, while everyone else was busy being hungover or cleaning up after the party from New Years Eve the night before, I was on my way to the hospital, scheduled to be induced at 8:30 that morning.
It took almost a full 24 hours before she finally decided it was time to come out. 7:21 the morning of January 2nd, 2015 Scarlet May McLane all 5 Pounds and 18.5 Inches of her arrived in this bright and cold world and I fell utterly head over heals in love.
Loving a child is like a love I can't even begin to describe. It's like feeling the warm sun on your face after a bone chilling winter. It's like coming home after being away for some time.
I don't believe I have ever been so proud of something I've been a part of until I look at my beautiful daughter. She really is my everything and so much more. I really and truly can't wait to see what the future has in store for us.

With love and a hopeful mind

xoxo

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sometimes keeping your head up is just what you need to do

It's been a roller coaster the past month.
The happiness I found a month ago was taken from me far too quickly, and caused me to kind of have a downward spiral into my depression. For some reason the short time I was with him, made me feel like everything was going to be okay. He made me believe that he wanted to help with Scarlet and be a part of her life and then up and leaves to go back to his ex. Now, with me chasing him, I'm no longer good enough. I really don't think that I will ever understand how men's minds work. Another thing I really and truly don't understand; we were together for a few short weeks yet I grew so very attached to him.
My depression, as I mentioned before has been fully taking charge in my life lately. Trying to stay positive when I am now out of a job, no longer have a man in our lives, and are in reality out of a home, it's really discouraging. I talked to my doctor about my depression she said all of the things I already know to do to help fight my depression and then suggested for me to go talk to someone about whats going on *like a therapist*. What do I tell him/her? I'm a 19 year old single mother who really just wants to be loved and shown affection but can't seem to be good enough for anyone or anything? How I'm terrified that I'm not going to be a good mother that will be able to provide for her daughter? How I'm scared that postpartum is going to kick me in the face and I wont be able to take care of her properly?
Why do I have such a dependability on men being in my life to make me happy? I don't understand why my mind works like this.
Scarlet is doing okay still, I hope. My doctor told me that I'm measuring slightly smaller than I should be so she scheduled an ultrasound for my next doctors appointment to make sure everything is still going okay. I'm not gonna lie, it most definitely is making me worry about how she's growing in there.. I just want to be told everything is going fabulously and that my daughter is healthy inside me. I mean but I need to stay positive about her health because she really is all I have. It's just Scarlet and I against the world.
Today I am 34 weeks and 2 days pregnant and getting ever so uncomfortable. 

Trying my hardest to be a hopeful mommy
xo


P.s. I guess my title of my blog is fairly relevant to my life, huh?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Always lead with your heart

And when you're pregnant.. Your tummy. Today is 31 weeks and 3 days in my pregnancy.. And I'm finally starting to show. I feel her move all of the time and even though sometimes it's aggravating, it's amazing to know that I'm making life inside of me..
I've been working alot lately and I'm oddly okay with it. The pay sucks really bad but you know what? I'm finally making some money and I'll be able to pay off my debts.
Many good things have been happening in my life the past few weeks and I dont want jinx them or I'd say what's going on..
Scarlet and I have a doctor appointment this week Wednesday. I'll be posting a picture of my belly this Wednesday (which will be 32 weeks) I cant believe I only have roughly 8 weeks to get my shit in gear..

With so much love.
xoxo

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Five Years

Today was the first time I've seen snow in 5 years and I couldn't have had a more fabulous day. I woke up to snow coming down and coffee brewing. The past few weeks have been stressful yet eye opening. Realizing I have people here for me that actually want me around and truly care for me and my daughter, it's so refreshing. I work 28 hours in 3 days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) and honestly havnt been more content. Money isn't all that great but it will pay my bills *and debts*. 
I've noticed my outlook on most everything has changed so drastically the past few weeks and it's refreshing. 
I'm so thankful. 

With a hopeful and a thankful soul. 
Xoxoxo

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Some People

Some people work out all of the time and have progression pictures as to how fit they are becoming, these are my progression pictures with my darling Scarlet May. Oh, by the way! IT'S A GIRL! In order these pictures go as follows; 22 Weeks, 22 Weeks 5 Days, 23 Weeks, 24 Weeks 5 Days, 25 Weeks and 26 Weeks. They're kind of sporadic but I'll start doing them weekly so we don't have random days on the progression pictures. She is growing well according to the doctors and I'm gaining enough weight so that's awesome. I'm STILL looking for a job that will hire me being so pregnant I never realized how much people discriminate pregnant women. I'm trying to keep my head up and my mind positive but every time something good happens, something or someone crushes all of my positive vibes I'm trying so desperately to keep up. I'm just thankful that I have a happy healthy baby inside me that kicks me so very often. I really cannot wait to meet her. I know it's all just a rough patch and that Scarlet and I, at the end of the tunnel, will see a light.
I've been at the the library the past three days in hopes that I will get swarms of interview calls and I've only had one. I just really need to keep my head up and think positively.

It's crazy how the moments that you need your best friends are the moments they're pissed at you and want nothing to do with you. Being told that pretty much nothing you're doing is right and that I'm illequipped.. Yes I know I'm illequipped.. Thank you for reminding me. It's fine I really am use to doing much of everything on my own. Why make this any different?
I really can't wait to meet this beautiful girl inside of me. I think she will completely rock my world and several different ways, some may be good, some may be bad. I'm so excited to see what the future has in store for us.


xoxo
trying so very hard to stay positive.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Welcome September

Everyone loves the upcoming months here in the Midwest, the sweaters, the tall socks and boots start coming back out of storage. (The cute boots, the ones you wouldn't dare to wear in snow) I feel like it's been such a long time since I've seen September or any of the cold, wonderful winter months. The past few years I've been in Florida for these wonderful months. No changing of the leaves, no real gradual cool off, it's hot as shit one day, and freezing cold the next. Here in the Midwest it's so wonderful and gradual, the leaves start falling, the grass starts dying and spirits are reluctant to give up the warmth yet are hopeful for Christmas and New Years.
You see, I am very excited for the winter months, the further we get into the winter months the closer I get to meet my baby (January 14). I say bring on the cold! It's been so long since I've seen snow or the leaves change color I'm anxious to see the change!
Slowly everything is working to get into place. I have a job at Zumiez, its this cute little surf shop in the mall. All of my paper work for Medicaid is turned in and I'm just waiting for the government to get their ass in gear and approve it so I can get into the doctor! I've applied for a few housing apartments and I'm anxious to sleep in my own bed.
Baby News; Well baby is being very very active in there. I make it a point to talk and rub my belly every day. It's honestly amazing talking to your belly and your baby kicking you after you say something. It's such a great feeling that baby hasn't even met you yet and baby knows that you're mommy and you're the best thing since pumpkin pie (the feeling is COMPLEATLY mutual).
Spiritual News; My dear friend Carrie Ford has opened my eyes to a lot since being home and being reunited with her. I've been learning about Auras, Shakras, Pendulum Readings and different energies that different things carry like stones. I've invested in 3 things to help with my personal aura and energy; I have a stick of sage to help get rid of any negative energies in the apartment (and my body), I have a pendulum to help me communicate with my Spirit Guides and the Universe, and I have a bracelet made of Moon Stone and Onyx. Moon Stone is to help with pregnancy. and Onyx is to help ward any negative. Upon asking Carrie's pendulum who my Spirit Guides are, we saw that Matthew DeFreeuw, my late cousin who took his like at a young age is one of my Guides and knowing that made me feel so amazing to know that he's been with me even though we weren't as close as I once hoped that we'd be.
I think that this is all I need to report on, baby is kicking and I'm beginning to realize I'm getting hungry (when am I not nowadays)


With love and hope.
xoxo