Freedom and Readjustment

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I spent 43 days in the hospital.

It felt like a lot longer.  Two hours from home, family visits and "real world food" once a week for six and a half short hours and the constant parade of doctors and nurses daily asking the same questions, I really felt like I was going a little insane.  The television 14 hours a day, books read faster than I normally can stomach, manga on a tiny ass phone, and writing/drawing until I was out of paper was excruciating.  Let us not forget the 26 IV starts, 13 shots, 6 pills in the morning, 3 in the afternoon and 4 in the evening, wearing nothing but some hospital gown, having to ask to shower, having someone else change your bed, bring you your "food", rub your arms and back, check your temperature and freak out over you early-morning-and-near-deathly low blood pressure.  Being told I am not gaining enough weight (story of my life) and being fed 3 meal REPLACEMENTS on top of my regular "food" - that is 650 additional, painfully sweet calories per meal- and STILL being reprimanded for my weight as well.  And things can, did, get worse.

Small update

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I've had to settle on this small update for the past couple of weeks simply because since my last post I have not been doing much.

Since leaving the hospital, my contractions have continued and with my husband still being at work on 48 hour shifts, I have to keep my activities low and pretty much am glued to my chair for the time being.  I've visited the hospital a second time and labeled as "active labor with high risk for delivery with no subsequent dilation".  It has been rather miserable, finally hitting 30 weeks.

This has sadly put a ton of my planned projects and posts on hold, including covering my kids' Halloween adventures and their 'spooky' garage.

So, I will do my best to keep updates going, including up on my Twitter.

The Smooshed Planner

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I hate planners.  I hate them.  Screw them.  Who needs to be organized anyways?  Not me, they don't work!  NOT WORKING FOR ME! 
Or so I said a while back.  Seriously, planners are expensive.  I've found lots of great places to get planners.  Filofax, MomAgenda, TinyPrints, and other random agendas at stores in the stationary department but let's face it:  none are THAT personal.

(Warning:  This is going to be a long tutorial!)