1st post

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

So this is my first post on blogger. I guess I will make this sort of a journal. Kacie told me to join and I thought, "What the heck, why not?". I think I will write about my daily life and whatever happens to be on my mind. I used to write poems but I've gotten out of doing it for so long that I don't see myself getting back into doing it. We will see though. I will just write. And maybe I'll find things that I've written in the past and post them here too.

I guess I can start off by telling a little bit about myself...

Where to begin? Where? Okay, I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA with my brother and two sisters. I am the oldest of the four. I was raised Catholic. I attended Catholic school up until fourth grade. That is when I started going to public school. I graduated from high school in 2000 and the next fall I attended the community college in my hometown. In December of 2001 I met my now husband. I ended up dropping out of the community college and decided to take an EMT course at the technical college. 2001-2003 my husband and I had a long distance relationship due to him being stationed in San Diego, CA and also being on deployment. I finished the EMT course and nothing came of it. We got married in August of 2003 and I moved to San Diego to be with my husband. I was there for a little over two years. It was a beautiful place but because my husband was gone to sea pretty often, I got homesick so I didn't appreciate being there as much as I should have. I had a great job working at a school with autistic children. I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately, I was only at the job for about nine months because my husband got new orders. So, we moved to Jacksonville in April of 2006. We actually started to learn how to surf but that went out the window towards the end of May when we found out we were expecting our son, Lukas. Lukas was born December 22 that year. He was born early do to complications with mom (me). The dr told me at least 3 times that I could die. Imagine a doctor saying, "You could die." very seriously to you when you are just about to enter one of the most important phases of your life. Strangely, it did not phase me and I just knew that I was going to live. There was no way I was going to miss out on being a mom! I had severe preeclampsia so the little guy had to come into the world a little early. After a great bit of work on my part...21 hours of labor and 11 hours of pushing, I brought Lukas Michael into the world. He had to be in NICU for 5 days. I have been a stay at home mom since. My husband just recently got orders to Hawaii, so that is where we will be going next.

At the moment, I'm just enjoying being a mother. We're getting ready for Halloween, trying to start shopping for Birthday and Christmas for Lukas. And also, thinking about our move to Hawaii next spring.


Lis said...

Hi Lis from Simple, it was really neat to read about you, my husband was stationed in Hawaii awhile back, and I lived there for two years. My daughter was actually born there and I have very fond memories.

What branch is your husband in?

emily82 said...

My husband is in the navy but will be stationed at the kane'ohe marine base.