Dear Crissy

Wordless Wednesday — Curl up & cry

rainy december

Isn’t it funny how a day that starts out bad, will almost always end up just getting worse, and worse?

My 37 week OB appointment was somewhat disappointing yesterday. The good news, is that the baby is measuring around 7 lbs. The bad news, my blood pressure is through the roof, and I need to do a 24-hour urine test. Also, cervix check reveals not a whole lot of progress — still no dilation.

I am tired and emotional.

Things just got worse later in the day, when once again, I was reminded how heinous other bloggers can be. Yes, I said other bloggers. I am finding more and more lately, that a thick skin is a necessity in this sphere.

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    58 Comments on “Wordless Wednesday — Curl up & cry”

  1. I hope you are having a better day. Your precious baby will be here soon and all of the discomforts and your medical issues should subside. It’s a tough couple more weeks and you’ll be “back to yourself”.

    As far as other bloggers so, keep your chin up. You have an incredible blog that many, many people enjoy following – myself included! I look up to you, your kindness, your business abilities, and your blog – I know there are many more in that boat than the negative one that you faced this week. Be encouraged.

    Take care!

  2. When it all clears (as it alway’s does :) you’ll have a sweet baby in your arms and it will all be worth it. I had a terrible time with my first and second pregnancy. I’m truly jelous of women who glow through pregnancy and proclaim how much they adore being pregnant!

    I’m just not that gal… I went into early labor with both of my children after enduring sickness after issue after sickness…… though now with a beautiful little girl and incredible little boy most of the trials from pregnacy are tucked away in the recesses of my mind (I do remember though – those energectic proclamations I received from everyone that I would forget it all …were friendly fibs ;)

    Re: unfriendly blogger’s … I totally hear you, and have been there and done that. When I started blogging I thought that it would be this awesome bonding experience with other moms … now two years later, I know better! While I’ve met some really nice women and have even formed what I can confidently call a friendship with 1 other mom blogger, most of my experiences have not been good! It mostly boils down to other’s wanting what you have- and when they don’t……they give you the virtual middle (finger that is). I’m a review blogger, and many want contact info given, and basically for YOU to build THEIR following . It’s ashame, but it is what it is.

    I personally think your blog rocks! Your content is fabulous, and I LOVE all of your amazing photography!
    Keep doing what you do, and best wishes with baby #2 :)

  3. Oh Crissy, I’m sorry about the blog bully. You have followers that love you and love reading your posts and seeing your pictures. Don’t let the bad ones ruin what should be a wonderful exciting time!!! (yea… I know… easier said than done… )
    Have a much better weekend!!!!

  4. Huge hugs…all I can say is, I can’t wait to see pictures of your little girl! :)

  5. I read your updates and postings every day. I “follow” many blogs but only get emails from 3. You my dear are one of them. And while I hate to admit that some end up in my emails virtual trash can unread, yours get read, thoughtfully. Other bloggers are just that…other bloggers. Just take care of you and the babes and keep posting because frankly every post, every Wordless Wednesday, you provide something fresh to think about, even if its only a moment to contemplate and admire your ability to balance it all when I can only hope to post once every several weeks. Thank you for providing a non heinous space in this giant blogosphere!

  6. Just ignore ‘that’ blogger, fortunately there are many nice ones out there and you’re one of them! Love your blog! I just gave birth 3 weeks ago :) That last month of pregnancy I was an emotional wreck, my poor husband. Hang in there, soon you’ll be laughing about it (well, maybe after the sleepless first two weeks following birth). I can laugh now, but it sure wasn’t funny at all being in the middle of it and 1.5 weeks overdue.

  7. Ugh…that is not good. I hated days like that when I was pregnant. I had my son at 36 weeks due to gallbladder issues. Hopefully, your health issues will work themselves out..

    And bloggers…meh…you have been blogging for a long time. Women are petty, blogger or not.

  8. Oh…I know that bloggers can be harsh and so can comments from others. Elevated blood pressure can be serious as you know ….so take it easy and do what your obstetrician advises…I wish you the best and enjoy your blog.

  9. So sorry things have been so rough for you. You’re nearly there! Hugs and prayers.

  10. You’ll forget all about your troubles when that sweet little baby arrives!

  11. I’m so sorry you had such a bad day, I’m with you about the “other bloggers” thing all you want to do is your own thing and people have to make every excuse to be a haters. Look at it this way, it all boils down to them being jealous of you. Maybe that will make you smile. Because your success is making others unhappy. Hormones aside it will happen when it happens you are still early. Break out the Evening Primrose Oil it will help a lot!

  12. How funny that I feel like I know you a little bit by reading your blog, but we’ve never really had a conversation. I hope that it isn’t uncomfortable for you that I jump in now, but I know how frustrating it can be at the end of a long pregnancy, and I know how horrible other people can be sometimes.

    My daughter is almost six months old now. She was originally a triplet. We lost one early in the pregnancy, and the other we were lucky enough to hold while she passed away. I have never gone through something so difficult. At this time, it seemed like people came out of the woodwork in order to say hurtful things. I couldn’t believe it! Like they were attracted to and fed off of the sorrow. At the same time, others became beautiful, strong, sparkling rays of light. Their kindness took my breath away. I’ve learned to deal with the negative people as little as possible, and focus on the ones who choose to uplift. There are so many out there.

    Take your day to cry and be sad. You’ve earned it. It’s also true that it’s always darkest before the dawn, and soon you’ll be able to love on your wonderful baby and today’s darkness won’t even be a blip on your radar. :)

    • Thank you for the thoughtful comment, Mercedes, and you are so right.

      Also, be sure to comment more often, good to know you! :)

  13. Ignore the mean bloggers if you can.

  14. First, let me start out by saying that I love the new look around here! :) Second, I know there are no words I can give you right now that’ll take you through this last little bit of your journey through pregnancy. But I hope that your blood pressure levels out. That’s scary stuff! As for the other bloggers? As hurtful as they can be sometimes, try not to pay them any mind. There are far more people who love coming here and enjoy your writing, insight and photography than there are haters. Hold on to that and keep doing what you do because I love it!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my WW post, by the way. It brought a smile to my face. Hope your Wednesday is a heck of a lot better than your Tuesday was!

    • Thanks Kristi.

      Your photos really are amazing, you keep getting better and better. I always love the color quality so much! If you are using any specific presets/actions, you should blog about it!

  15. WHAT in the world could anyone have bad to say about you? I love your blog. There’s a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but no matter what you’s you. (Well, what I imagine you to be like anyways, lol). No matter how much we say we don’t care what people say, we do, and it hurts. Sorry :(

    I remember being 38 weeks pregnant and nothing was progressing. The doc was convinced Lucas didn’t want to come out. HE weighed 9lbs 1oz and I felt he had spent plenty of time in there cooking. The doctor wouldn’t schedule my c-section until 39 weeks and that fell on a he said I had to wait until Monday. I had an emotional breakdown and he agreed to do what he could…we had him on Friday :)

    You’re almost there. And just remember as tired and uncomfortable as you are now, your life is gonna be crazy at first with a crying baby and a toddler trying to find his place..enjoy this time as best you can.. there will be a day you will want to put her back – just for a moment – to catch a breath ;)

  16. I hope everything goes well! You’re well on your way, and I love your blog. Haters will never go away! Keep your head up and keep us posted on the baby!

  17. I look up to you as a blogger as well. Whoever is giving you a hard time must be jealous… it’s as simple as that. Just keep doing your thing!

  18. You are almost done.. I had a stressful job and high blood pressure with my first baby. I hate the worry. If you can, try to pamper yourself, rest and snuggle with your little guy.

    I hope today is better for you and maybe even a rainbow will come your way.

  19. Sorry to hear you have been blog-bullied. But there are nice fish even in unsafe waters :)

  20. You poor thing.
    Sometimes you need to curl up and cry to get that crap out of you.
    Disappointment, worry, mean people…these things are emotional and crappy – especially all at once!!! I hope that you get to feeling better and that things go alright with your delivery, blood pressure…soon you will be enjoying your precious baby. Take Care…I wish you well.

    jenny at dapperhouse

  21. I’m really sorry to hear that other BLOGGERS are being so heartless. We are suppose to support each other, even if its just a “hug” and a comment that says “this too will pass” keep a stiff upper lip and think that tomorrow will be a better day.
    On that note I hope your health issues get better very soon so that you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.


  22. I understand the state you are in, our emotions go up the roof when we are expecting, we are going to be praying for you,

  23. People are harsh when you are at your most vulnerable..Don’t listen to them. You are an AWESOME blogger :)!! I hope your day gets better.
    I know how you feel about the pregnancy thing too. With my first son, My blood pressure sky rocketed the last 2 months, I lost count how many times I was poked with a needle for blood tests, and how many sugar, and urine tests I had to take, it was awful! Hang in there, you have a TON of supporters :)

  24. :( I’m so sorry! Take some time for yourself. The last few weeks of pregnancy are always the hardest. ((HUGS))

    I love all your pics by the way! I could browse here enjoying your photography all day long.

  25. Hang in there! I am sorry your having a rough few days! I hope your blood pressure levels out good. I can only imagine!! Soon you will have your bundle of joy here and life will be grand!

    Yes I am a blogger too and other bloggers can be a pain that is for sure!!


  26. Awwww, Crissy. Sorry you’re having a rough time. If it helps at all, I think you ROCK…all the way around.

    P.S. I think people can be heinous in general. It’s not a pleasant realization. :( But you still ROCK!

  27. Know that those who are attacking you are doing it because something is lacking in their life. Keep doing what you’re doing – dont change!

  28. Try to cheer up. You’ve only a got few weeks left before that little bundle will be here!

  29. Hang in there! I’m 36 weeks and I’m just hoping for some progress at my next appointment. Even though I’m doubtful and know it can happen just like like that, I will probably still be sad and maybe cry is there isn’t any! This is my 3rd baby so and I don’t go early, so I should know better! I hope your beautiful baby girl comes soon and everything goes well with your tests!

  30. I hope your urine test comes out with better results and you are able to get that blood pressure under control. It will be over soon and you will have your baby!
    I like to take everything people say to/about me with a grain of salt – or just ignore it altogether. It makes life easier that way! LOL

  31. Sounds like a really tough day! I hope today is a much better day!

  32. Why can’t bloggers play nice? Sorry you had a bad day… rest & take care of yourself and baby.

  33. I was just where you are – three months ago! Like pp have said, you’re so close to the finish line – and hey, 38 weeks is considered full term, so you could be delivering in a matter of days! ;-) I’m sorry to hear that the blogosphere is treating you poorly, but what does it matter? I’m totally new to your blog and am really enjoying it so far! So, if you’re doing your best “you”, then let the water roll off your back! :-) Hope you have a better day today!

  34. Crissy – I love your blog. You are someone I look up to as a blogger. I hope your day is awesome tomorrow. Don’t listen to those awful people, it usually is just bc they are upset with themselves.

    Also – you are almost there and little baby girl will be in your arms before you know it! HUGS!!

  35. So sorry about the OB appt. You are ALMOST there!

    And I know what you mean about the other bloggers. I like to think of it as NOT being “blog-eat-blog” out there and doing what I can, when I can, to help other bloggers. Don’t let them get to you. You absolutely ROCK! <3

  36. Hang in there sweetie won’t be long now and you’ll be holding that little bundle of joy. I’m sooo very sorry that someone annoyed you. It certainly doesn’t make it easy. try to put it behind you. Hugs

  37. I haven’t been on your site in awhile but I’m loving the new look! You are looking at things all wrong you are 37 weeks – only a few more to go! YAY! And who cares what other bloggers say – do your thing!

    Wishing you a wonderful delivery and happy holiday. Maybe our kids will be born on the same day, my son was born 12-27.

  38. I get the other bloggers thing…I’m a special needs blogger and there is always that fine line. When it comes down to it, you have a list of devoted followers who believe in what you do and love you for it! All you can do is be open, honest, and yourself!

    Good luck with this final stretch, my last pregnancy was really hard on my body as well ((hugs))

  39. I just found your blog this week…….I’m sorry you had a rough day :( but you are so close to meeting your little girl! It’s hard at this stage in pregnancy, but try to keep it in perspective…’re almost done! ;)

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