Saturday, November 24, 2012

I'm back.

I'm back in the blogging world. I returned to Twitter last week, but blogging has been more difficult. How do I address my absence? How personal do I want to get here? Well, here's the short version, for better or for worse.

(For those who follow my family blog/facebook, you've seen this all in much greater detail, you can probably skip this post. I'll see you next week.)

In September, I found out I was pregnant. YAY!

October 6th found me bleeding and in the hospital. BOO.

I spent weeks on bedrest, many days in a doctor's office, more time than I want to count looking at the screen of an ultrasound machine, praying for a miracle.

The miracle didn't come.

My baby died somewhere between November 1st and November 7th.

I was scheduled for a D&C, but started hemorrhaging and went to the emergency room a day early instead. The surgery was performed, everything went as well as possible, and I was sent home to heal.

Now, after weeks of sadness, pain, exhaustion, nausea, illness, and weakness, I am back to normal. I started writing again a few nights ago (thanks to Suz for doing sprints with me, even though she was up to her elbows - literally! - in chocolate caramels), and now, finally, I am returning to blogging.

I have been the worst blog commenter, and I plan to change that. Right after I mark all 3,000 items in my reader as "read".