I'm Going to be a Granny again!!!

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   Posted 8/12/2008 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
 well, everyone... I'm going to be a granny again. yeah Miss Katalina who is only 8 months old will be having a baby brother or sister around Jan. 20th. I 'am thrilled but at the same time , my two girls were only 14 months apart and I found it sooo hard.. especially with CD and migraines.... My daughter is soo thin, of course , she was for the first baby also... her partner is excited but has been throwing up because he is soo worried about finances. I'm worried that he is going to make her feel bad... She has been on the pill ( as she was for the 1st one) but apparently they don't work on her. Her doctor said, just as freezing won't take on her... her body rejects the pill as well... Have any of you ever heard of not being able to take the pill because it "doesn't take".  I won't sleep now until I know that everything is going to be ok. I know I can't control the situation... Its hard after protecting her for all those years. I don't trust men very much although my head says  there are good men out there..my gut feels otherwise.  I just automatically think that none of us are ever going to find happiness... As soon as things start going well... I start panicking, expecting the worse!
I have to stay positive for my beautiful daughter.... I told her I was really happy and that everything was going to be ok... we are all here for her... but my insides are in knots!
Mary  smhair
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.

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   Posted 8/12/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   


I am so happy that you have had something (mostly!) positive happen for you. You really deserve some joy in your life. I can certainly understand that this is not all roses for you either.

Try and stay in the positive, you cannot change this situation, but you can control the way you choose to feel about it. I know you will be there for your daughter..I know how strong you can be.

I've not heard of anyone for whom the pill doesn't take, but I've certainly heard of many accidents happening anyway!

Take care, sweet Mary, don't let your stomach get any knottier ok?

Hugs and more congratulations.



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   Posted 8/12/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   

You hang in there and think ahead to how wonderful this sweet new baby will be. Every joy in life brings challenges, but we don't have to allow the challenges to overwhelm the joy. The fact that this is your daughter's second child likely means you've got less to worry about: she's been pregnant before and knows what to expect more than the first time around. And the finances may be rough, but they'll find a way to get by somehow.

So congratulations granny-to-be. Put that anticipatory pleasure to work and try to slam the door every time anticipatory anxiety knocks.


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   Posted 8/13/2008 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your new grandbaby! Just think of how much joy your little granddaughter has already brought into your life. And here comes some more joy for you with the new baby. As for the kids finances, I say don't worry. Somehow, someway God always provides the means. So I am sure all will be okay. (((HUGS)))
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 8/13/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Mary,

Congratulations Granny to be.................celebrate and don't let the anxiety take away your joy.  Take each day as it comes and stay in the moment. Kick the anxiety to the curb and let the trash man pick it up.

Make an effort to stay focused on what's happening now. What do you see, hear, and smell? How do you feel? Truly be 'present' in the moment! That will help you keep the anxiety down.

Hugs to you
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