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Meagan Cline's Blog – December 2012 Archive (5)

Changing Holidays

When you are growing up, the holidays are like the most magical time of year. Then, as you get older and money, chaos, and stress are added to the equation, some of that magic is lost. For me, I love Christmas, because I have this wonderful idea in my mind of what it should be. So far, I've never seen any reality to that dream, but maybe one day. 

For now, Christmas unfortunately comes and goes like any other day of the year, only with presents and more visits with family than…

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Added by Meagan Cline on December 28, 2012 at 12:34am — No Comments

Pre-Eclampsia, postpartum depression, grapefruit, and why I'm going mad...

So, let's start with the pre-eclampsia part. When I first found out that I was pregnant, I knew nothing about pre-e. During my pregnancy, I heard about it, but still didn't know what it was or that I should be taking note of certain symptoms. So, during week 29 when I started feeling gall bladder pains in my back and chest, I didn't know that it could have been caused by the pre-e that was taking over my body. I did have to have my gall bladder removed three weeks post-delivery. Yes, I look…

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Added by Meagan Cline on December 19, 2012 at 1:23am — No Comments

Post pregnancy clothes

I made a vow when I found out that I was pregnant that I would not allow myself to go ungroomed, frumpy or without my cute shoes. True to my vow, at 5 months pregnant, I wore my fantastic Carlos Santana black platforms to a funeral paired with a cute black suit. It was tasteful I assure you. 

My husband and I have always bantered and had a great time together, and I did not want to allow the sparks to fly away while I was gaining weight and getting uncomfortable. Hence, after…

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Added by Meagan Cline on December 12, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Unhappy baby and lots of pokes

Lily had her six month vaccines this week and has been unhappy about it. :) The little bugger is like her mommy in that she doesn't care for needles too much. There was all kinds of information that we had to read about the vaccines and what they do, what the possible side effects are, etc. Also, a warning that rejecting the vaccines could be dangerous. This is not the first time that the subject of vaccines has been raised in my community of moms and family members, but I decided to do a…

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Added by Meagan Cline on December 7, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

This week

So this week I am starting a new journey... back to the land of the living post baby drama. That's right, I'm planning on finding a job this week. I am confident that I will find one, and I am ready to get out there and rejoin society. Here's hoping that the right doors open where they need to!

At the same time, I also have to finish my Etsy account, post my items, and try to drum up some business. It might be slow at first, but I'm hoping that I can downsize some things, and…

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Added by Meagan Cline on December 5, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments

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