Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Oh My....

DD tagged me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger... and it made me cry - good tears. Sweet tears. I'm apparently a sap. We'll blame it on the bottoms down child that is currently residing in my uterus. Persistent is apparently his middle name rather than David. Today was doctor's appt day and it was again confirmed that he is still breech. Next week we'll have another u/s. I think he was just a bit upset about not being peeked in on as frequently as he had been used to.

Now on with my tags - of bloggers.


A few of these are not posting as much, but they truly are the blogs I love... (for the record I'd nominate DD as well if I she hadn't already been nominated. My reasons are simple. She's a great friend. She's a great mom. She has not let infertility or recurrent miscarriage be all that she is. She can support others even when it is not the easiest thing to do... when you're in your own personal hell it's hard to stay supportive, yet she does. I'm thankful to have her as a friend. She is great at snark - and goodness knows I love snark.

Dino D A woman who has finally come full circle. A friend... someone who understood exactly what I was feeling and did not make me ever feel bad for having the feelings I've had even when hope was one of those feelings... She welcomed her daughter into this world - probably still thinking it was all a dream. Overcoming recurrent miscarriage is hard and she has done so with class. The scars may still be present, but she doesn't let it rule her world anymore.

Amy Another recurrent miscarrier who is managing to beat the odds. She is going to be a great mom and welcome Ichabod her fellow breech baby on Sept 7. We shared our fears and our hopes and one of these days I'm going to meet this gal and her son.

Mandy She and I have been real life friends for a long time... years! We may not always agree... we may not always be in close contact, but we do alway support one another. My persistent pollyanna attitude could make just about anyone turn away - yet she has always stood by and been there when I needed her. Thank you for being a friend...

Snickollet a mom of twins who has let us into her life as she copes with the loss of her love... it's not easy and it's not always pretty, but it is honest.

Thalia and Kath both of these women are due within days of my due date and both are having daughters... they both bring to the table a mix of humor, knowledge, grace, and class. I can't wait for them to be moms.

My picks are mostly either pregnant bloggers or moms. Most have a recurrent miscarriage element to them. Read their archives if you're still in the trenches. What these women have been through stinks - yet they all have either overcome or are in the process of overcoming those obstacles. Nothing in life is easy... and even when they wanted to they have not given up. It just wasn't an option. They've helped me in ways that I can not even begin to explain... just know that they have helped me stay the Sami that I am... persistent, strong, hopeful, and focused on the end result. They helped to remind me to keep my eye on the prize. How you get there is not nearly as important as getting there. Sometimes the journey is not the way you would have imagined, but if in the end you get to your destination then it was worth the trip.

May your journey be brief and not full of obstacles or heartache. That is my wish for each and every person that reads this blog... that there is a happy ending for everyone. Because damnit that's why I read trashy romance novels - they always end happily. So signing off for now - The Sappy Sami

7 comments:

Thalia said...

dear sappy sami, thank you so much for the nod. Having you and kath go through this so closely has been such a gift in this pregnancy, I'm so glad it feels the same way to you. It's so close now, I can almost touch it...

Speaking of stubborn babies, mine does just seem to enjoy having her head stuck into my right ribs. Can't understand why as surely there can't be that much space in that position, but there you go, they will do what they want...

Hoping at least one of our babies turns.

DD said...

You are one quick gal! Good thing because if you had waited too long you might have never had the chance once South Dakota gets here.

Do you think it's possible to double-dog dare DinoD to complete the meme? She NEVER did any of the ones I nominated her for. Party pooper. She probably also knows that since I'm trying to get in a dig, she'll completely ignore me...

Are you still shining lights up your hooha?

The Town Criers said...

All great choices.

I'm here with the riesling. And to tell you that you're in the hardest zone and it's okay to be terrified. It's okay to overwhelmed. And this zone may last for a while, so you just need to ride through it. It may last for a few weeks/months after the birth too, so be kind to yourself until you find that groove. Don't forget to take care of Sami too :-)

Kath said...

Dear Sami, thanks for the honor! I could say the same about you -- it's so wonderful to have you and Thalia -- and Amy -- to share this with. It's been a very intense experience, and such a comfort to know you are out there and going through so many of the same things -- and that it seems to be going so well for all of us. I don't think I could have done it with my sanity more or less intact without you.

Brandy said...

I just read from Mandy over on "Not So Patiently Waiting..." that your little one is here!! Congratulations! I am so glad you're both doing okay and hope you're able to come home very soon.

Jessica said...

Congrats!

DinosaurD said...

Oh Sami, Oh Samuel David, Oh D and oh all the dogs!
I am so, so happy for you (even crying - imagine).
DinoD