Good morning everyone!
There have been so many new faces over on my Instagram and visiting my blog lately, which has been really exciting! With so many new friends stopping by, I thought now would be a good time to reintroduce myself.
BUT instead of a boring introduction where I try to make myself seem like a super cool mom (which I’m not), I’m going to give you 5 facts about me, along with some seriously cringe worth pictures from my past. Because why not?
So here we go…
I was home schooled.
My mom had been homeschooling my younger siblings for a while, but I didn’t join them until after finishing 6th grade. It was my choice to be home schooled, and I am SO grateful for the experience. Also, a huge shout out to my mom for being the most patient human ever, I can say without a doubt that I was a strong willed pain in the butt most of the time.
I married my high school sweetheart.
We met in high school, and neither of us has ever dated anyone else. We started dating in 2009, and got married in 2012! I won’t say that our relationship started out smoothly… but we don’t talk about that anymore. ha! I could not be more thankful for this man. We have both grown and changed, but we have done it together and it has literally been the best thing ever.
I studied classical ballet for over 7 years, and was a teacher for several years after that.
I love classical ballet, and I enjoyed my time teaching. I miss it and I would love to teach again if the opportunity arose, but I’m not in nearly as good of shape as I used to be. (photo is from middle school! Yikes!)
I’m not a natural redhead *Gasp*
I have been pretending to be a redhead for as long as I can remember. I love red hair, its an obsession really. But sadly, I was not born in to the unicorn life. I was born a…. blonde. Its hard to admit it, but I’m slowly starting to accept my past. Below is the only known photo of me as a blonde ;).
I suffered from Pre-eclampsia during my first pregnancy, and almost died.
That might sound a bit dramatic, but it happened. When I was pregnant with my son, he had so many complications (you can read about that here) that both myself and my doctors spent all our time worrying about him. I didn’t think twice about the major swelling that was occurring in my body, or the fact that I gained over 100lbs in mostly water weight. My blood pressure was high during my whole pregnancy, but never enough to concern the doctors. About 3 days after having Randsom, I had become even more swollen and could barely think straight. Thankfully my mother-in-law (who used to be a nurse) was with me and rushed me to a doctor. My blood pressure was off the charts and I honestly don’t remember much of what happened for the next week. I was on blood pressure medication for a while after that and still get migraines constantly. I am SO thankful that my second pregnancy was much easier on my body.
Thats it! Guys, coming up with facts about yourself is harder than you would think.
I’d love to get to know everyone a little better, what is one fact about you?