Difficulties of being a woman!

Like I’ve said a couple times, my husband and I are trying for baby number two. Now I am NOT good at keeping up with doctors appointments until something is wrong with me or I’m pregnant… this means that I don’t remember the last time I had a yearly physical. It was within the past 2 years, I know that for sure! But it was definitely over a year ago.

 With us moving to the other side of town, I needed to find a new doctor that was closer to us. But there’s a couple of issues.

  1.  I have Medicaid. Most places only accept new Medicaid patients that are already pregnant and then when you have the baby, they won’t accept your insurance anymore, which means outrageous bills! Trust me, I’ve been through this before…. I LOVED my doctor and then after I had my daughter I couldn’t go to him anymore! 
  2. I am VERY picky about my doctors and doctors offices. While we may be a “lower income” family which qualifies us for Medicaid, I don’t feel like I have a lot in common with most people that have Medicaid, and honestly some of them are kind of freaky. But I get freaked out by people all the time. If I drive through down town I always lock my doors, even if I’m not stopped anywhere and there’s no way someone else can get in the car or anything. And until we moved to this side of town, I wouldn’t go to Walmart by myself! Even now that we’ve moved I still don’t like going unless it’s on Thursday’s or fridays  in the morning. If it’s after 1 or so I won’t go by myself. I know. I’m weird..

There are probably more issues that I’m not thinking about, too. But the last time I went to a place that accepted Medicaid for OB and GYN, it was one of those places that I felt like I was in jail! So I had my last physical there and then never went back. The doctors were decent, and actually the doctor that delivered my daughter worked there on a part time basis for high risk pregnancies. But everything else about it was nothing like I wanted it to be. 

So I’ve spent a couple hours looking on the Medicaid website and looking on websites for different practices in my area, and only one of the several actually accepts new Medicaid patients for OB and GYN. 

Now just to make an appointment. I never know what to do! I hate to ask my husband to take the day off so he can watch our daughter, and my parents are out of town a lot so we don’t know when they will be here and can watch her. And of course I hate to ask my friends, they have kids too and I don’t want to impose on them! So when my husband gets back tonight I’ll talk to him and see what he thinks I should do and then hopefully will schedule an appointment!

Here’s to hoping and praying that this place isn’t anything like the other place!

This time is so different!

I mentioned that we are TTC baby number  2 and so far aren’t having success…. but I didn’t mention how EASY it was with our first, we will just call her E for now. It was SO easy, in fact, that she was a complete surprise!

 I had stopped taking the Depo Provera shot, probably in March of 2014, because I had been on it for close to the 3 years, and after that you can have bone density issues or something…. so I switched to the pill. I’m really not even sure what brand or anything… but when I went to the doctor to ask to switch, they sent me the a dermatologist. (I have horrible acne and have had it since I was probably 12) The dermatologist prescribed an acne medicine called doxycycline. They told me that it had some history of canceling out birth control, resulting in pregnancy, but I had been on it before while taking birth control, so I wasn’t the least bit worried.  Now, I forgot that when I was taking the doxycycline before, I was still on the depo shot…. not taking the pill.  

Low and behold 3ish months later, I’m pregnant! We had always talked about getting married and having kids, and knew we wanted them, but while we were dating and living together, we werent expecting it to happen so soon…. 

When I found out, I walked out of the bathroom with the pregnancy test to my now husband,  already kind of crying, because I was so scared of how he was going to react! Thankfully when I set it on the counter, he saw how worked up I was and immediately started saying, “It’s okay, it’s okay.” Trying to calm me down. Which worked, even though we were both scared at the time.  After a couple hours, or probably even days, we realized how amazing this was, and while it wasn’t in OUR plan, it was in Gods plan.

E is now 21 months old, and is the biggest blessing on our lives!  We got married when she was 5 months old, and wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, it’s so awesome to see her in our wedding pictures 🙂

Do any of y’all have any TTC advice? I’m struggling with remembering that this is all in Gods plan and it will happen when His timing is right 🙂 

Much love,

Taylor

Hello World!

Woo hoo! Well, I’ve decided to start a blog. I’ve been debating on this for a while. I was going back and forth between a vlog on YouTube and a blog. I just don’t know how comfortable I feel about recording my life or putting videos of myself out there for the whole world to see! But who knows, maybe at some point I’ll decide to start making videos too! 

I’m not sure exactly what all this will have… I may do some cooking things, because I’ve been cooking ALOT lately. I may do some mommy type things, I have an almost 2 year old (wow! That feels weird to say….) and we are trying for baby number 2 (have been for a few months now, with no success) and who knows what else I might get in to! It will probably mainly be me rambling on like this. 

Anyways, onto the introduction! Hi! My name is Taylor! I am married with an almost 2 year old daughter (again, wow! How weird does that sound!) we’ve recently bought a house, and have decided we’re trying for baby number two! We have 2 dogs, Buddy, a red nose pit bull/bull mastiff mix, and the biggest baby ever! And Jasmine, a supposedly shepherd mix who is the tiniest shepherd I’ve ever seen, at under 40 lbs. But we rescued her and they hadn’t seen her mom or dad, so it was just a guess.

I’m obviously new to the whole blog thing so bare with me as I figure this out. I’m hoping to post things fairly regularly! But this may also be a one time thing… I really don’t know! 

Anyways, thanks for reading!I’ll hopefully be back soon.

Much love, 

Taylor