Well, loyal reader(s?), when I posted that I wanted to start keeping up on the blog again, I had no idea that I was about to have a crazy, insane month. Shortly after writing that last blog, I discovered that............ I'm pregnant!! Without getting all TMI, basically I had a Mirena, I hated it, had it removed. I didn't have it removed to get pregnant, just because it wasn't for me. We weren't preventing after the removal, and had had a conversation about having one more, and before I could really wrap my head around it, it was done. Got pregnant two weeks after Mirena removal. I thought it would take a while for the birth control to get out of my system but I was obviously very wrong. So, I'm 8 weeks today and we're heading to my first appointment this afternoon. I am definitely more worried and nervous with this pregnancy than I was with Luke or Dylan, but I'm very excited, too!
So, I found out I was pregnant at the very beginning of October, and then on October 10, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. We were all shocked. She felt a lump in the shower and had a mammogram and biopsy within a month. She is being treated at Georgetown University Hospital and the team there seems pretty amazing. She will have surgery (lumpectomy) in early December, followed by chemo for a few months, and then radiation for a few weeks. It's still pretty surreal when I think about it, and I hate the amount of uncertainty that surrounds the treatment and the cancer. But, we are all certain that she is going to come out on the other side completely fine.
I'm going to leave this post pictureless because I'm lazy, but I'll check in again soon! Prayers for my family and especially my Mom are appreciated!