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Oh hai. I'm Diana.

So here we are. Babble. I am still in total shock that I’m writing in their WordPress dashboard. Yet feeling incredibly blessed.

I guess you’d like to know about me, or if you already follow me over at my blog Hormonal Imbalances (or perhaps on Twitter as @lifeasaSAHM?), you’d like to know what I plan to write over here that won’t make it over there. Or something.

Well.

I’m a stay at home mom, and I used to teach before that. I am married (9+ years!) to my Army husband Sam. I got married at 19. Everyone was delighted. Naturally. We have a 2 1/2 year old Bella who is currently in the middle of potty training. We have struggled with getting pregnant ever again after a very rough first pregnancy and first year with her, but took the plunge. 9 weeks into me believing I could be dying and/or have the bubonic plague, and swearing I’d never, ever do it again…

we learned we were expecting twins.

Yep.

It was a total shock and took some time to even fathom, but we are really thrilled. Now, we’re waiting to find out the sex(es) and if they are identical or fraternal. We’ve been told both. Our big ultrasound is in less than two weeks.

I tend to lean towards the more crunchy side of life, but as time goes on I realize how crucial it is as parents for us to have open minds and hearts towards what others do. Many, many times over the past 2 1/2 years I’ve wished I could take back things I declared I would or wouldn’t ever do. I know there are very few situations in life that are ever black and white.

I plan on blogging here a lot of the things I really don’t want to say on my own blog – because it’s gotten too personal and intimate. But they still must be said. Circumcision. Breastfeeding fears. Epidurals. Twin birth plans. Actually enjoying a pregnancy without being a neurotic mess the entire time. Dealing with my body both now and after.

And, of course, the fun stuff. Planning a twin nursery. Cloth diapering for two. Twin names. Feeling both babies move. Getting ready to have them. The baby shower. The most ridiculous and the sweetest random comments I’ll get. All the experiences that are bound to come in the months ahead.

All of it. I hope you’ll stick around, read what I long to write about in a different arena. This is it. I can’t wait to get your comments and all the (much needed) advice that comes with a pregnancy. ;) x2.

 

Diana unleashes a bit of the crazy that is her life on the aptly named blog Hormonal Imbalances.

She also gives smaller glimpses into her day on Twitter as @lifeasaSAHM and Facebook.

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