Poo is NOT taboo in the ninja household! 💩💩💩 #ibdninja #pooainttaboo #inflammatoryboweldisease #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch #babyninja2017 #boweldisease #temporaryostomy #bringitonbabyninja
A month ago today my life changed forever when #babyninja2017 made her grand entrance into the world. I love her in ways words cannot describe. Despite this, it hasn't been easy. I knew it wouldn't be. Because I've heard and read so many stories about what it's like to be a mom. But I don't think anyone fully grasps the difficulty of it until they're actually in the situation. Just like no one can possibly imagine life with a #chronicillness unless they experience it first hand. Though my baby isn't a disease like #ulcerativecolitis, and I consider her to be a blessing, it's still difficult. And like UC, I still feel guilty for the things I'm not able to do right now. Like keep my house clean or take regular showers. And asking for help is more difficult than it is when I don't feel well because I'm not sick right now. Right? So I should be able to do more... but no! Baby comes first in so many ways. Do I miss life before? Yes. Do I regret having this sweet baby? No. I definitely feel like she has enriched my life. Another thing I miss? #Blogging. My website and advocacy efforts have taken a hit. But I won't give up on those things because I know the importance of what I do. I want to share my experiences and show you that you can have a life after #jpouch surgery. Success stories are out there... but they aren't easy to find because people who are doing well don't have time to share their stories. They're living their lives. Anyway... this post is longer than I intended. But it's been a while since I really posted anything significant. Please know I haven't given up my advocacy efforts. I'm still here. But baby will be my main concern for a while. Thank you for your patience. #patientadvocacy #inflammatoryboweldisease
Another belated Restroom Card going out today! Thank you Mina for your patience!!! #ibdninja
I'm still alive. Just busy trying to keep a tiny ninja fed and changed. #babyninja2017
#babyninja2017 is going through a #growthspurt. Therefore, she needs constant feeding. Especially at night. It's wearing on me. I sleep when I can and get a few chores done here and there. But it's really tough. Finding time to eat and go to the bathroom 🚽 is also difficult. With a #jpouch, it's that much worse! Also remembering to stay extra hydrated is hard. Due to lack of sleep and bad allergies, I've also developed a sinus infection (I'm such an over-achiever!). Anyway... enough of my whining. Tonight I've decided to read #HarryPotter... I've read all of them dozens of times. They never get boring. I'm using Baby Ninja's sock as a bookmark! 🤣 I will get back to blogging soon! Having a #newborn is time-consuming!
Don't let these cute baby feet deceive you! They are registered as lethal weapons! 😉 #babyninja2017
#Knitting socks while #babyninja2017 sleeps! The weather here is so nice... It feels like #Fall. My #jpouch is currently very cranky, but I really can't complain. Life is good and I am blessed.
This is what a tired ninja looks like. #babyninja2017 #IBD #indeterminatecolitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsdisease #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch #momblogger #blogger #healthadvocate #newmom #nofilter
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