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Natalie's Pregnancy After Loss Journal

Week Twenty-Two
~ Bowling Balls . . .

I feel like time is flying now! I know things will slow down again when I get closer to my due date, but this 'worry free' time is wonderful! I'm feeling good, looking pregnant, and not tired or sick! Hurray!

I want to thank all of you who emailed me this past week (and before) with such nice messages. I was obviously upset by my one, and only, nasty email, and you were all so supportive! Thank you!

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I want to share something my Dad's wife sent me an email the other day, I'm sorry I don't know the author, but here is a portion that really made me feel better about the email situation . . .
Should you find yourself
The victim of other people's
Bitterness, ignorance,
Smallness or insecurities . . .
Remember that things could
Always be worse,
You could be one of them!!!
It must be the hormones that let me get so 'bothered'. It's already a faint memory.

James and I are going out of town this weekend, without Chaynee! She's going to stay with Grandma & Grandpa for three nights. She'll be fine; I'll be worried sick! We did a trial run a couple of weeks ago, and she did great. The only problem was that she started coming down with something that very night. She was a little congested and had a bit of a cough, so she was a little cranky. But she made it clear that she did not want to come home. Anyway, to make a long story short, she stayed a little sick for about a week and a half. Nothing that really seemed serious. Thursday night she woke up coughing and couldn't stop. I took her in on Friday and they told me she had a "touch of pneumonia". I felt awful! She honestly seemed fine! She's been playing and being naughty, etc. Her typical self! I just thought she might need some cough medicine! Instead she got her first antibiotics! Yep, almost 2-1/2 and never had an antibiotic. I probably seemed like some sort of fanatic when they told me that she needed them. "Does she really?" They offered to do a chest x-ray, which I was all for, until they told me they would still give her antibiotics, regardless. Oh well, it's one for the baby book . . .

I'm big enough now that I get the "your ball is under your shirt" stuff when I go bowling. Ha Ha . . . It was funny the first time, but not that funny! Last week I bowled bad and the ladies that bowled against us attributed to my being pregnant. "You must be tired, I would be if I was pregnant." Basically, I was just tired of bowling bad. I told my husband that these poor ladies must have thought I was much farther along than I am. Looks can be deceiving!

See you next week!

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