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Thursday, December 30, 2010

A little bit about me!!



There is so much I can think of that I don’t know where to start! HaHa!

I am the youngest of 5 siblings (3 sisters and 1 brother). I was/am the favorite child although no one will admit it. It’s because I am the sweetest and never do wrong…at least that’s what my parents know and no one will tell them any different…ok?
Up until 7th grade I was a straight “A” student. My grades and views on school changed when I went to a private school. I have negative thoughts on private schools now but we aren’t talking about that!! I did go back to public school for high school and was 8th in my class. I was more interested in boys than in my school work then so grades definitely could have been better!
At 17 I had my first child and he changed my life in so many ways…wonderful ways! I never knew the love you could have for a person until I looked into his eyes for the first time! I also never knew a child could look so much like a parent until seeing him. He is a boy mini version of me! You can see us away from each other and know that we are mom and son!!
I was in a car accident on February 27, 2009 and it’s a miracle I’m alive today. I really can’t even tell you exactly what happened. All that I remember is that I started going around a curve and the back end of the car came around and I blacked out. When I came to I was sitting on the roof of the car in the back seat with my legs around the driver seat. I broke my back in 5 places, broke my right collarbone, and fractured my left shoulder blade. You never think something like that will ever happen to you and I learned then that I am not invincible. I always wear my seat belt now by the way. Although I think if I would have had it on in that wreck it would have killed me. I do know that I was speeding. I should have gotten the sign God was sending me when 2 weeks before the accident I got a speeding ticket for doing 74 in a 55 mph zone. I pay closer attention to what He tells me now. Without Him I would not be here.
I met Drew on January 9, 2009 and fell in love with him the next week. It was actually my son that showed me how wonderful Drew was. I was skeptical about Hudson meeting him because I didn’t want him to get attached but Drew was amazing with Hudson and has been ever since.  We got married on November 7, 2009 and I fall more in love with him every day.
Drew has 3 children from his previous marriage that we have every other week. They are just as awesome as he is!! His little girl Avery was born with a heart defect and chromosome deletion that has put her behind developmentally. She has speech, occupational, and physical therapy every week. Our life together is quite hectic at time but I wouldn’t change it for a thing.  So together we have 3 boys ages 7, 6, 5 and a little girl age 2 ½ and a baby boy on the way…he should be here in about 9 weeks.
This might be a little too much info for you but I have recently decided that I want to breastfeed this baby and it terrifies me. I tried with my son and it just didn’t work out for us so I’m scared that will happen again. I’m trying my best to stay positive about it because it is the healthiest option for him and of course I want the best for my kids!
This pregnancy has flown by so fast that it amazes me. Literally, we have not bought anything yet but a few outfits. So I’m starting to stress over that. I know it will all come together but I am not a procrastinator…at least I used to not be!  The baby shower is going to be February 5th and Jaxon is due on March 6th…sort of cutting it close!
Anyways…there is a little bit of information about me! Hope you enjoyed!
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Ashley

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7 comments:

Budget Confidential said...

Nice to meet you! I have been enjoying your blog.

Christine Jargick said...

wow, interesting story about the car accident. that is scary. and, pretty much right after you met your husband?

Amanda said...

loved reading your story.

You can breastfeed. It can be done!! I have 3 boys. I tried breastfeeding my first but I was young and didnt have much support, so I just gave up on it early. My second I didnt even try because i didnt think i could do it. And here i'm with my 3rd. He is almost 4 months and we are happily breastfeeding and its going great!! I was like you, really want to try.

Surround yourself with people that support your decision. Find a friend you can talk about it if you have worries or concerns. Try to not go out much or have too many visitors until you feel comfortable with the breastfeeding. Its easier to be at home and not worrying about having to cover up when you are first getting a hang of it.

good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and the birth :)

Heidi said...

Well...congrats! It sounds like your such an awsome mother and wife. And now another little angel to add to the bunch! Breastfeeding was never super easy for me either. Each child was so different. But usually hospitals have lactation specialist that can help you...and don't be shy..because they usually can help you solve any problems that may arrise.
I'm glad you survived the awful car crash, and are doing well! I'm going to stalk your blog now! :)

JRFrugalMom said...

Wow, what a life you have had so far....I'm so glad that you found love, and it sounds like you have a wonderful family.



Happy New Year!

The Domesticated Housewife said...

Thank y'all for the support! I really appreciate it! Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

**Amy** said...

Scary about your car accident but glad that you are here! Yikes!

All babies are different as far as breast feeding goes. I fed all 5 of mine. One was a nightmare and never got it...I pumped for 8 months and then got over it and gave him a bottle. The others were just fine...so most likely you should do fine with your new baby. Hope that is not TMI!

Loved learning more about you. Thanks for linking up and playing along.

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