Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An open letter to the chiropractor I recently saw

Dear small town chiropractor,

I recently went to see you. I don't have any major issues but after hauling three small kids around, I'm tired, and I'm sore many days. I met you at an event that my small town held. You seemed nice enough so I thought I would give it a try. What could it hurt?

When I walked into your office, the first thing I noticed was that you were playing Christian music. I thought it was a little odd and I asked myself, "what if I wasn't a Christian? Would I be welcome here?" I brushed it aside. It was no big deal really.

Then I filled out a bunch of paperwork. You were young and funny. You showed me your office and talked me through what all you do. You walked me through the process and I started thinking, "maybe I can really benefit from this."

We discussed my medical history and for some reason I threw in some personal information. I didnt really need to share it. It wasn't even necessary or any of your business but for some reason I threw it in there. I am so glad that I did because it let me know a whole lot about you and it also made up my mind that I would NEVER come back to you.

I told you that I was on anti anxiety medication. You looked at me squarely in the eyes and said "You aren't going to kill your kids are you?" You are really lucky that I'm pretty much unoffendable. I just jumped right back with "Now, that I'm on medication, I won't, haha." (Thought I should let you know, I would NEVER hurt my kids.) And then you said the most ignorant statement I believe I have EVER heard. "You know, the perpetrators of all mass murders were on medication like that. Columbine, VA tech, etc. I think there is a correlation." I didnt say anything back to you because what you said was so hard to believe, it didn't.even.register. I left shortly afterwards and I got in my car and I just thought to myself, "did that really happen? Did he REALLY just say that???"

Here is what I want you to know, Mr. Chiropractor. After my third child, I suffered from almost debiliating post partum depression. There were so many days that I wished I was dead. I couldn't see how lucky I was. I couldn't see how precious my children were. I knew I loved them but I felt like I was drowning. I had a newborn, no sleep, a sixteen month old who climbed on everything and threw tantrum after tantrum and I had a three year old who needed me too. I felt like a failure in every sense. I felt like a horrible mom, a horrible wife and just a horrible person. I battled with myself. I felt like asking for help made me a failure. I have always been tough and independent. I am an MBA and a CPA. I worked in corporate enviroments and loved it. Why was this so hard??

Finally I decided it wasn't about me anymore. It was about my family and I needed to get some help, Getting on a low dose of anti anxiety medication brought me back to life. I was so much happier and so was my family. I don't regret calling my doctor in a puddle of tears at all. I am so glad that I did.

What you said Mr. Chiropractor might have been the most insensitive, ignorant thing anyone has EVER said to me. Luckily I could have cared less but there might be someone out there who would have been hurt my what you said. I mean really, you asked me if I was going to kill my kids and then went on your silly soapbox.

You need to educate yourself. Post partum depression is real. Many women suffer, and many of them do it in silence. Depression is real. You need to open your mind.  And really, if you are going to judge all your patients, you need to stop playing your Christian music.

Sincerely,

Someone who will never step foot in your office again



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Has it really been this long!!

Wow, its been almost a YEAR since I last posted. I'm sorry. Once you quit its hard to start back up. We are still here, and still doing well! The kids have grown SO much. Here are a few pictures as of late.

Colt





Sula

 






And sweet Jack Jack

 





Maybe one day I will get back to this but for now, this will have to do :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I'm still here!

Soooo, its been awhile! Just wanted to let you know that we are alive and well! Needless to say though, three kids has thrown us for a loop but we are learning to manage and I am slowly but surely getting my sanity back. I had to give up a few things and blogging was one of them. I will probably get back to blogging eventually but for now I will just stop in occasionally!
 
 
Me and my crazy kids :)
 
 


Colt - Four years old!

Sula - 18 months



Jack - three months

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome Jackson!

Jackson Steven "Jack" was born at 5:04PM 12/27/12
He weighed 8lbs, 11ozs and was 21 inches long

He is perfectly healthy!

Everything with the delivery went smoothly.

We are now back home and settling in. Its going to be an adjustment for sure, but so far Colt and Sula really seem to enjoy him. He is a good baby who only cries when hungry so far.

He has stolen our hearts and we are so in love with our new addition.










Sula - Fifteen Month Stats

There will be two posts tonight, but before I get to our new baby boy (who is perfect and healthy; sorry in the delay in posting about him!!!), I want to write down Sula's fifteen months stats. I am awful about keeping a baby book so I dont want to forget this information!

Height - 32 inches (95%)
Weight - 20 lbs, 4 ozs (25%)
Head - 10%

Still in line with all her other percentages. She's a healthy girl, but did have an ear infection and was getting molars which explained her fussiness before the appointment. So glad we had an appointment before she was hurting too bad!!

Sula is the light of our world. She is the most charming, precious angel I could ever imagine having. I love that she is our only girl and I can already tell she has her daddy completely wrapped around her finger.

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And just a quick note. My laptop conveniently died right before Jack was born which is why there is a delay in posting. I probably will be quiet in the blog world for now but will try to check in occasionally!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dominic and Robie

While listening to the XM Christmas station, I heard the most random yet awesome song called "Dominic the Donkey." It has gotten to be a joke because Sula goes NUTS when she hears it. She dances and laughs and asks for more when the song ends. Look how happy this girl is:






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John's parents got here this weekend and will be here through Christmas and the birth of baby boy! They had a special surprise for John and Colt that they didn't want to wait until Christmas to open.

John and Colt opened the present to discover Robie (John's robot from 1986 that he got for his 8th birthday.) His parents got it working again and John and Colt had a blast with it. Colt was a little hesitent at first but really warmed up to it. It was so funny to see John pick it right up and remember exactly how it works. I know it brought back a lot of memories for him.


Sula was fascinated by it, but the second Robie starts moving, Sula takes off. Its hysterical.

Watching from afar



Colt really getting into it

It's been a fun couple of days

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Santa!

 On Friday, Colt's school had a spaghetti dinner with Santa. We got dressed up for our big date with Santa. Colt was very enthusiastic about telling Santa what he wanted for Christmas.


Sula had no idea what she was in store for





We got to see Santa. Colt told him everything he wanted and then sat in his lap. He told him he wanted a Chuggington train, a little car and a big car and a sign that says "I love you." We have no idea where the sign came from but its so sweet.



Sula wasn't so sure

The actual professional picture.....

Awesome.
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Its about time that I update this....I am a wife and momma to two kids. I love to drink wine, read, and hang with the fam. I just recently moved to Dallas, TX (really a suburb north of the city) from Nashville, TN. I feel like I should add something witty now, but I got nothing! Welcome to my blog.
 
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