Sunday, March 10, 2013

4 and a half months...

Jimmy after his first haircut.
I've given into the fact that I'll probably only be updating this blog once a month...if I'm lucky. :) It's amazing how busy you become after having a baby and how little you actually get done.

Jimmy is doing well and is growing up fast...he even had his first haircut last week! He weighs over 13lbs. now and it feels like he's getting bigger every day. He loves to play with his toys, smiles all the time and has started laughing...I love it! I have him on a schedule now which has worked out great and gives me some free time in the afternoons to relax my bones and get off of my feet for a bit...something I've needed badly over the past couple of weeks.

With the frequent weather changes we've been having, my JRA has been a bit of a nightmare. I feel great one day and then feel like I can barely move the next. Yesterday was the worst day I've had in a while. Luckily my husband was home to help out while I just laid around and tried to relax. It's always been hard for me to recognize if I am having a true flare because my joints don't swell, turn red, etc. like most people with RA, but I'm pretty sure yesterday was a full blown flare. I just hurt from head to toe, no matter if I was sitting or laying and nothing seemed to help. No amount of meds or hot showers...I just had to wait it out and hope today would be better. It's days like yesterday that make me wonder if having more kids is a good idea. I wonder if I'll be able to give them the care they need and want or if they'll feel cheated because Mom has bad days and can't run around and play with them like other moms. Then I spend a little time with Jimmy and that fear goes away. He smiles and gets excited when I talk to him and sing to him...he even yells to get my attention and is full of smiles when he realizes I've heard him. And then there are days like today, when I'm feeling better and I can hold him just a little longer and he "talks" to me and smiles and cuddles up to fall to sleep...that's when I know everything is going to be fine...he's happy and healthy and I can't wait to have another baby...when the time is right. :)


  1. Wow he's a cutie :) good to hear you are all ok and your curly bones are coping too :) I wanted to let you know that I am now 6 months pregnant!! terrified but so happy. Thank you for helping me realise I can do this.

  2. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Don't be terrified...I know, easier said then done...just remember what a blessing it is. How is it going so far? Any problems? Feeling okay? Try to enjoy every minute of it because it goes by faster than you think.

  3. Going well so far, bones & fatigue could be better but could also be worse. Am off all meds except prednisone. I miss my meds lol but know it will be worth it, still trying to work full time but have had to reduce my hours a little. It is going quickly, only 12 weeks left! A natural birth is planned despite both my hips being replacements that are more than 20 yrs old. Hope they withstand the pressure, I'm trusting the docs who feel it will be better for me in the long run... we'll see soon enough. I have a growth scan next week so I'll get to see her again soon :)

  4. I'm glad to hear everything is going well. I'm surprised your doctors are recommending a natural birth. My Gyno was all for letting me try, but my Orthopedic Surgeon was totally against the idea. I'm sure your doctors are taking good care of you though. Please keep me updated on how things are going...when you feel up to it of course. :D

    By the way, a fellow RA mom did a review on her site about "Zippy Suits," have you heard of them? They're made in the U.K. and might be worth checking out! Here's the link to their page: and the review written by another RA mom: I'm tempted to order some myself, but have a feeling the shipping would cost a fortune.

    Well rest up and like I said, keep me updated when you can!

  5. Growth scan was all good :) all within 'normal' range. Yep, I'm surprised about natural birth too and a little skeptical. Thanks for the link to zippy suits! I've added them to my baby shower wish list. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

  6. Glad to hear the growth scan went well! Hope the Zippy Suits help out. Take care!