Having a Miscarriage…Stories and Signs

One of the hardest things about pregnancy, for me, is worrying that I may miscarry.  When I see those two pink lines, I’m elated! but then the fear starts to take over and getting to that “safe” point seems like an eternity.

I worry about having a miscarriage because I’ve had four of them.  I actually miscarried my very first pregnancy, which was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever been through.  If you have been in my shoes, my heart breaks for you.  It is truly devastating.

If you’ve read any of my posts, you may have figured out that I kind-of enjoy having babies.  It’s only, like, my favorite thing to do.  So, becoming pregnant for the first time ever was absolutely the most exciting thing ever.

I remember that day…it was surreal.  I could not WAIT to wear maternity clothes.  I could not wait to feel the baby kick.  I could not WAIT to tell people that Rooster and I were expecting, so I didn’t.  I believe the secret–that was never going to be a secret–was out just days after I had a positive pregnancy test.  I wanted to the whole world to know.



The Broody Chick’s Very First Giveaway!


So, I’ve decided to shake things up a bit.  I’m having my very first giveaway!

All you have to do to be entered, is comment on this blog post and enter your email so I have a way of contacting you if you are the winner, but I do want some specific information from you…

I’m wanting to know what you’d like me to write more about.  I am very passionate about pregnancy, birth, and being a wife and mother of lots of kids, but perhaps there are other specific areas related to these topics that you’d like to read more about.  I don’t want to write all about pregnancy or newborn complications if it’s nothing you’re interested in.  Hopefully that makes sense.

So what’s in it for you?  Well, Rooster and I have decided that we’re going to let the winner choose the gift they’d like best.  You will have 3 options to pick from….

The first is a $25.00 gift card to Starbucks, for all you caffeine addicts out there, like me and Maddie Wallace.

Starbucks coffee

By the way, did you know there’s a secret off menu item that you can order called a Unicorn Frappuccino?  Neither did I.

The second option is a $25.00 gift card to Toys R Us/Babies R Us.  Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, y’all.


And the third option is a $25.00 gift card to Wal-Mart.   Save $25, live better.


The random drawing will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and I will be posting the winner that afternoon…..with a drum roll…..

So, you know the rules, you know the prizes.  All you need to do now, is enter.  Easy Peasy, people….easy peasy.  Good luck!  🙂


Morning Sickness..The Six Things I Try to Make it Through Each Day.

So, let’s talk about MORNING SICKNESS.  I’m so sorry, but it absolutely should NOT be called morning sickness…that is a horrible title for this nasty side effect of pregnancy.  It should be called something along the lines of  “the yuckiest feeling of nausea you’ve ever had that shows up whenever and wherever it wants to”.  You can wake up with it, or not.  It can show up in the middle of the day or when you smell something so yummy that makes you instantly gag.  (In a few of my pregnancies it was eggs and bacon–OMG–and my kids wanted to eat it EVERY. DAY.)  It can show up at night RIGHT when it’s time for bed…or it can last alllllll day long…

And if you’re one of the luckiest pregnant women alive who never get sick, you don’t know how lucky you are.  I am so envious of my sister-in-law…she’s pregnant with her fifth baby right now and she’s never experienced this so-called “morning sickness” with any of her pregnancies.  She has both boys and girls, too.  I have five girls and one boy and I will say that it wasn’t as bad when I was pregnant with my little boy, but it was still bad.  Oh, and might I add that it lasts the entire pregnancy for me?  Ugh.  I’m 15 weeks pregnant  with baby #7 right now and I’m feeling just like I did with every other baby…just fabulous.