Whenever anyone asks me the question, “do you want the bad news or the good news?”, I always say bad first. It can only get better then.
So following that logic, if you’re a regular reader of my blog, you don’t have to be a genius to work out that October has been a pretty crap month for us.
But it is also my favourite month too; it’s Lady P’s birthday in October.
Rather than thinking just of the shitty bits, I thought it was worth recapping the ups too.
I found out I’d had a miscarriage. I will probably never be able to remember 1st October without a twang of sadness.
Some people didn’t respect that I only wanted to talk about it when I was ready, and kept pestering me.
My daughter asked me if I was sad, which kind of broke my heart.
I had to wait 2 weeks until I could be treated for the medical management of my miscarriage, spending a lot more time at the hospital than I’d ever wish for.
Feelings I hadn’t expected to experience for a while hit me like a bus when some friends told me that they were pregnant.
I felt pretty horrendous physically and guilty for not being able to do as much with Lady P as I’d normally like to.
I missed the start of the new series of Desperate Housewives of Cheshire (shhhhh).
I haven’t been able to do as much exercise as I’d have liked.
Enough of the downs anyway…
My family and friends were there for me. Like you’d never believe. It really hits home how important it is to have people around you that get you when you need it.
I put work on hold for a few days and did some things that made me happy.
Lady P gave me so many cuddles and kisses and asked if I was feeling better (they just seem to know, right?).
The time in between appointments gave me time to think about it and for me to work out what I wanted to do, and luckily it all started to work quite quickly once I’d had the medication.
As much as it made me sad, it also made me really happy to found out that some of my friends are having healthy pregnancies.
I busied myself and soon felt a lot better – keeping the mind busy always helps me focus.
I was featured on Wendy’s Naptime Natter blog.
I am getting closer to my Twitter follower target of 1000 by the end of the year. Please follow me if you are feeling generous!
My husband has been amazing and, as usual, shown that he will do anything to make me happy. I definitely don’t give him enough credit at times.
I got a puppy!
We are set to start our house renovation, so we will soon have half of the house as we’d want it. *excited*
THE MOST ENORMOUS UP, Lady P turned 2. I can hardly believe it has been 2 years since she was born, but they have been the best of my life. We had a fabulous Frozen-themed party and day out at the theatre to celebrate.
So if you look at it like that, the sad times have been big fat punch-you-in-the-stomach ones, but there have actually been more times to smile this month.
If you’re feeling fed up and as if everything is getting on top of you, try writing down a gratitude list; focus on what you have rather than what you’ve lost.
It might just help to make you feel better.