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15 July 2014 @ 08:13 pm
Some Things  
I've been absolutely terrible about being active on LiveJournal and I apologize! I've been reading friends entries though, I just haven't felt coherent enough to form a well thought entry... if you have me added on Twitter you haven't noticed an absence from me at all and this entry will probably recap everything you already know so you can just skip ahead. I still feel a little scrambled from new things that are going on so this entry will be bullet pointed for easy reading.

  • I'm currently pregnant with another little bean, and I'm about 7 weeks along at the moment. I still miss Amelia every day and my husband and I felt it was right to start trying again as soon as I was medically allowed. I didn't expect to get pregnant again so soon though! We're absolutely thrilled about it, but I haven't told many people I'm personally close to just in case. I plan to wait until I'm "out of the woods" to announce the pregnancy to my family. Fingers crossed!

  • Right before I got pregnant I got a job working in a little mom & pop coffee shop and I absolutely LOVE it. Even if it means my entire house smells like coffee due to my husband working at Starbucks. They treat me well and I'm only working part time hours at the moment which suits me because this baby has me totally wiped out physically. I completely forgot how tiring the first trimester is! My boss is very understanding and flexible with my schedule and I love being able to connect to customers in such a personal way which I felt Starbucks was lacking when I worked with them. Too corporate, too much pressure to usher people in and out.

  • My husband has not been feeling well for the past few months and being the stubborn Scorpio man that he is refused to see a doctor about his chest pressure & pains, shortness of breath and moments of dizziness off and on. Turns out, he has an undiagnosed heart condition called Aortic Valve Stenosis Which basically means he was born with his aortic valve with two flaps instead of three which limits the amount of blood flow in and out of the heart. This condition is usually diagnosed at birth but his mother was very neglectful towards him (which is a whole other story entirely) and it was never caught. Until symptoms started to spring up. He needs surgery to fix the valve and he had the option of getting a mechanical valve that would last him a lifetime with the hinderance of him having to take blood thinners for the rest of his life to prevent blood clots OR to get a valve from a pig or cadaver put in which would only last 10-15 years before needing to be replaced again. He opted for the mechanical valve so surgery is scheduled for July 24th. In which they will slice open my husband, saw open his sternum and stop his heart for 2-5 hours to operate on his heart to replace the faulty valve. So I've been having some anxiety about the whole ordeal, even though the surgery only has a 10-15% mortality rate, I've been trying to think about the good odds and how the surgery will benefit from him immensely. This doesn't mean I haven't been randomly bursting into nervous tears about it off and on, or it could be hormones. WHO KNOWS? Until the surgery he's been ordered to take it easy and not do anything stressful or strenuous which means a leave from work. He's bored and mildly unhappy but I'm pleased because more time with him and cuddles.

So there's my life over the past few months in a nutshell. Not much else has been going on. Any major life events in your lives, my friends?!

Oh and I guess my birthday was June 20th though 26 isn't really an age to make a big deal out of. We didn't do anything too memorable. 
c l e o d o r acleodora on July 16th, 2014 08:43 am (UTC)
It's nice to see a post from you even though I keep up with you on twitter!

I'm glad you made S go to the doctor! It's good at least they know what the problem is now, and I'm glad it's not too long to wait for surgery.
Heatheraverdepois on July 16th, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad too, since the mortality rate of his condition is significantly higher when undiagnosed. :( But he'll be okay. Long road of recovery but we'll get through it.
meowmensteenmeowmensteen on July 16th, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
Well congratulations!
Heatheraverdepois on July 16th, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
arctic_cometarctic_comet on July 16th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new baby, I'll be sure to keep my fingers crossed that everything will turn out okay this time!

Sorry to hear about your husband's condition. I'd be nervous as hell too if I were you.
Heatheraverdepois on July 17th, 2014 01:31 am (UTC)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed as well. I'll stop being so antsy once I reach the second trimester. :/ My husband isn't helping, however. But he'll be okay most likely, there's a very small chance that it'll go horribly wrong.
Samrobvansam on July 17th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the pregnancy!
Heatheraverdepois on July 17th, 2014 01:29 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Sarah Elizabethkaaelyn on July 17th, 2014 03:09 am (UTC)
Oh yay, you updated! :) Even though you post on Twitter, I didn't know exactly what was wrong with S. I'm glad you forced him to go to the doctor though.

My fingers are crossed for your little bean!! <3
Heatheraverdepois on July 17th, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
I was kind of vague on twitter. I didn't really know how to correctly put it in 140 characters or less without spamming everyone's feeds. :( I'm glad too, though now he's told me he's going to listen to me the next time I have an important hunch, muahaha.
Sarah Elizabethkaaelyn on July 18th, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
I hope I didn't sound accusatory or anything! I just knew something was going on, but I didn't want to just plain ask about it since it seemed like a sensitive issue, you know?
Bwahaha, yes! You have won the power of him actually listening to you! :P
Heatheraverdepois on July 18th, 2014 06:07 am (UTC)
No, not at all! I just thought people on my feed were like, "WHAT is this girl rambling about?!" haha. Plus my brain was a mess from hormones and just thinking about if he were to die and I was just an all over mess. :( His condition is fatal if left untreated. But I know he'll be okay, since the odds are on his side.
ladystoneheart: beautiful > iconriotladystoneheart on July 24th, 2014 06:08 am (UTC)
Ohh, such lovely news to hear you are pregnant again!! :)

Great also to hear you enjoy your job, I adore the smell of coffee houses although coffee it self bothers my anxiety. :(

Hope your husband is okay!