My name is Caitlin, welcome to my blog!!!
I’m a stay at home mom to a beautiful spunky sweet handful of a two year old, we will simply call her ‘C’. She is exhausting, a bit trying some times – but smart as a whip, the most caring child I’ve ever met, and hilarious and I wouldn’t trade her for anything! Being a mom has turned into my #1 thing in my life and it’s even more incredible to me for 2 reasons.
1) I am the 1 in 8. I’ve struggled with infertility for my entire adult life. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and was told my getting pregnant would be like finding a needle in a haystack.
2) I had a massive brainstem stroke 3 weeks post partum that was sure to leave me dead or locked in. But again, I beat some crappy odds and here I am, alive and ‘well’ with the coolest daughter ever.
Recently we have made another big adjustment in our crazy life. C’ s big sister ‘K’ has been a more permanent fixture in our home. She just turned 9 & much like C is a ball of energy, funny, loving and as 99% of girls are, sassy as all get out sometimes. So I’ve gone from considering myself disabled SAHM of 1 to disabled SAHM of 2!
Being a stay at home mom was always a dream but never a plan. Up until I had C I’ve always always always worked either a full time job, a mirage of jobs adding up to at least fulltime or the extreme of when did I even sleep? The stroke left me unable to work, with some disabilities that I’ve had to adjust to. Not being able to work has been an adjustment in itself. I get through the hard days by trying to find the good in a situation that should have killed me.
This blog will have elements of all of these in it. I call this blog ‘metamorphosis: everything changes’ because that is basically what’s happening in my world. Everything has changed and continues to change, and to quote Greys Anatomy, ‘the carousel never stops turning’.
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