Friday, January 3, 2014

2 year update

Can you believe that it has been 2 years?! My boy has grown so big and is learning so much. He loves singing, counting objects, identifying colors and is learning multiple words everyday. We need to go to the library weekly to keep up with his interest in reading. He is also a wonderful help around the house, he is eager every morning after breakfast to help mom sweep and mop the living room and kitchen-- if he had his way I'm sure we would do it ten times a day.

Specific to CP

Before I go into my physical condition I should let you know that my husband and I recently welcomed a new angel in to our family, this time a beautiful princess! She is so precious I can hardly express myself, I love her so completely.

This pregnancy went very smoothly even though I did not do physical therapy, also I opted out of an epidural and my spasticity did not interfere with my delivery-- infact she came so fast that 20 minutes after they told me I was 5 centimeters I was holding her in my arms.

I have to admit though, that since the cold weather has arrived my chronic pain has increased to an  unusual level, especially on days I have to take both children out on my own. I don't know if it will be perminate, season specific or if with time and better physical condition the increase in pain will fade. Really though it is a small sacrifice, I know that many other women sacrifice much more for their families.

I wish there was an easy way for me to express my feelings. I wanted to say though that I am overjoyed by my choice  to be a mother and I am glad that my story has helped others.

I plan on this being my last blog post, however I know that there are many other women with CP who have experienced pregnancy. Since we are all different in type and severity when it comes to Cerebral Palsy I would like to invite those who are interested to share their stories. You can submit your story to In your first paragraph please include your type of CP, how it effects you and your age(s) while pregnant. Please keep your submissions under 2 pages in length and please keep them free of cruel and/or vulgar language. Even though I have not blogged for 18 months this site receives very regular traffic and I am sure that if you share your story there will be someone you help.

Thank you to all my readers! I wish you success in all your goals.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your experiences of pregnancy with CP.

    You are an amazing woman, and I'm sure you are a fantastic mom.

    Your posts have shown that people with disability can achieve what they want in life, and that disability doesn't define what you do. You have opened our eyes to what is possible as well.

    You bring hope to women with disability who hope to have a family one day, who are pregnant/ planning a family, or are already mothers. You bring hope not just to people with disability, but everyone who comes across your blog.

    May God bless you and your family