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September 13, 2013

Changes ...



I wanted to start of by saying thank you to all who have sent me sweet little messages over the past few weeks asking me if I am ok.  It's been close to two months since I last made an appearance here.  It's not like me to just drop off the face of the earth with no explanation, but that was what I had to do in order to come to terms with the many, many changes that have, and will continue to come my way.  

These changes are all in response to some difficult choices I have had to make.  I've learned who has my back, and whose soul purpose is to look after themselves, causing even more pain.

I've decided today will be the day for my big reveal.  I won't go into the nitty gritty details, as I am now in the process of moving forward.  I will no longer dwell on what was, or what could have been.  I believe that in the end I am going to be stronger and happier than ever.  

It all begins with a tiny gift that I was given.  A totally unexpected miracle.  A baby, who is now growing in my belly.  It's taken me awhile to accept that yes, I am having a baby, at the age of 42.  The most difficult part is that the birth of this baby is going to change my life in so many ways, some maybe not so pleasant ways.  The best part is that I'm going to have a baby!   

At 19 weeks I've discovered that she is a girl, and she loves her little hands.  After all the extra genetic testing that had to be done due to my "advanced maternal age", things are looking excellent.  I already love this little gift, and can't wait to see her sweet little face.  My little miracle is due to arrive February 3, 2014.

So I now invite you all to be by my side during this journey.  Over the next few months I will have many ups and downs, and will need all the support/advice I can get.   I'm excited to share all things baby, as well as to continue to bring back my blog parties and crafty adventures.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story...this is only the beginning :)


 Sincerely,

   Paula           

             
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38 comments:

  1. Congrats. I was so afraid that it was something terrible that took you away. God never gives you more than you can handle. You got this. I hope the kids are happy.

    I will babysit for you if you are ever in my area.

    Sophia

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  2. <3 All the best!!!

    Will keep you and the little girl in my prayers!

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  3. Congrats my dear! Really excited to read more of your pregnancy journey xox

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  4. Wow. I was just checking up on link parties. Congratulations. I hope you can start writing again soon. But definitely make time to enjoy all the things you will be doing to prepare for this gift!

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  5. Oh congrats!!! Everything happens for a reason...was wondering where you went :)

    Melissa Kaylene

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  6. Dear Paula, First off congrats! 42yr young!I had my youngest daughter at that age. I know it may start as a shock, some won't be as supportive as others...Glad things are going well!I look forward to hearing more of your journey!email me anytime if you need an ear!or.. xoxo Theresa @DearCreatives

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  7. Congratulations. I am glad to see you back. I had been checking here too. :)

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  8. Congratulations dear Paula! That's a very good surprise, enjoy your pregnancy! Wishing you all the best! I'm happy to hear about you!


    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  9. Congratulations Paula, so pleased for you, aww a baby girl, so wonderful :)

    Thanks so much for sharing at the weekend blog hop, I am so glad I didn't miss your news :)

    Will be stopping by to see how your going ,,,

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  10. Congratulations sweet lady. Look after yourself, I can tell by reading this is a very emotional thing for you. xxx

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  11. Congrats! Nothing sweeter than a baby girl.

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  12. Congrats, Paula! Awww! I've always wanted a baby girl!!

    ((((hugs))))

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  13. Awwwwwwwwwwww!! CONGRATS!!!!!

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  14. Great to have you back!!! Congrats on the pregnancy! :) Danica

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  15. Great to have you back!!! Congrats on the pregnancy! :) Danica

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  16. Huge congratulations Paula! Sounds like your baby is a real little miracle.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  17. CONGRATS!!!!!!! Celebrate and enjoy life...
    DON't focus on any 'nay-sayers' or 'crazy makers' they will take you off of your path! Look forward, let new people in & enjoy this beautiful miracle, a true gift and a little being that has a purpose for arriving when she is supposed :) ~ sending you happy thoughts! Jodie

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  18. Congrats... One day at a time. Keep Smiling. Nice to see ya back, Slu

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  19. Congratulations Paula - my sister had her second at 44 and is doing just fine. Good luck with everything

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  20. Congratulations! And it's wonderful having you back! Much love!

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  21. I don't know your nitty gritty details, but I know how people can be. I'm sorry for the tough choices you've had to make recently. And for the pain. But I'm certain that God will use this tiny, new life to heal your broken places. Looking forward to your journey, and meeting your baby girl!

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  22. Welcome back and congratulations on the wonderful news :) A little girl, what a beautiful gift x

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  23. OH my sweet Paula! I have been dropping in and missing you ever so much. What a shock and it does take time for everything to sink in! So happy for your sweet little girl that you are having, it will be an amazing adventure for you and your family. I also had a late addition to our family, my girls were 11 and 13 when I discovered I was pregnant with my son. After my hubby and I picked ourselves up off the floor, we made changes in our lives and now that I look back, that was the best directions we could have traveled. My dear sweet son was a blessing that kept us young and we had the opportunity to kinda have a do-over (you know all the silly mom guilt things that we should have do or so we thought). I now know that he filled a hole that I didn't realize was there. He just graduated from the University and we were able to face the empty nest with fulfillment! Sending so many extra hugs and prayers for you!!

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  24. Dear Paula! Congratulations and welcome to the world of moms with "Advance Maternal Age" LOL don't you hate that...well girl get used to it!!! I was there 5 years ago when I thought all I had to do was to deal with a then 14 yo boy!...Oh boy!!!! at 40 I was expecting another...how did that happen? well my little one just turned 5 and started K! I'm still kinda in limbo since I'm all alone here at the house but it's getting better, enjoy your bb girl! times flies! Hugs, Lizy

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  25. Congratulations Paula! I'm so happy for you!

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  26. Paula! I was wondering where you were. I had just barely met you when you disappeared from blog-land. But, never fret, you are back and with a wonderful little girl on the way, too. Fabulous!!!

    About 3-4 weeks ago, I was thinking what happened to that one girl? I could barely recall your name. I looked back through my posts and found your comment to me and then came here and found nothing. ...So I am way glad to have you BACK!!!! Now I'll pop over to WW Linky and do my thing over there.

    Oh I'm a February baby, too. Word to the wise; head strong and bossy are more than likely going to be involved in HER personality. ♥+♥

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  27. This is wonderful! Congratulations! So happy for you and your new little angel. I'm 52 and living with a new 2 year old had been an adventure for us. Jacob is our miracle boy. I never thought I'd be doing this again at my age, lol. Life changes but you find new things that make you happier than you ever were before. When you hold your new angel in your arms age doesn't matter anymore. I can't imagine our lives without Jacob now. Although I will be 75 when he finished medical school, lol.
    You're in my prayers and you were missed.
    Angel

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  28. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this?! Congratulations!!! What an awesome, precious gift!!! Life is such a beautiful miracle :) I am SO happy for you!!! I wish you and your sweet girl all the best!!! {Hugs} :)

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  29. Paula, I'm so happy you're back, I've thought of you often and wished you good thoughts!!

    Hurrah for the baby!! We had our three when we were much younger and decided to have our last one when we weren't (young). He's just turned 6, and my husband is 49 (today, actually).

    That child is such a wonderful blessing to us!! Oh my gosh it's so fun too, to have them now that we know what we're doing, lol. We loved them all, but it's so much easier, and so much more fun when we are old enough to focus on what's so super important about parenting (instead of worrying about silly things like WE did when we were younger).

    A million congrats to you!!

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  30. I'm so glad to see you are back! I wondered where you had dropped off to. What wonderful news! My sister-in-law had a baby a couple years ago now. She was 40. I don't think it's that abnormal these days. :)

    Wishing you the best! Congrats!!!

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  31. Congratulations Paula! You have a lot of support out here. Keep on keeping on and good wishes always.

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  32. This is wonderful news! Congrats! I 13 and a half weeks pregnant and due 3/21/14 - so we can be pregnant buddies! :D

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  33. Oh, Paula! I am so very happy for you! Congratulations on your little blessing!

    I am thrilled you are back too :) I have been checking in periodically. Thought about sending you a message from time to time, but didn't want to be nosy in case you were going through something (which I suppose you were!)

    Welcome back. We've missed you!

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  34. Hey Paula! I was so happy to see your comment on Amanda's Books and More. It's nice to have you back. Congrats on the baby girl! I have written posts about not expecting my fourth child, dealing with the emotions, and how much joy she has brought our family. May your little one bring you guys many smiles and happy days. God bless!

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  35. Congratulations. Such a great journey you have started.

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  36. Congratulations Paula on all of your news!

    You've been featured this week at Friendship Friday - be sure to stop by!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  37. Hi Paula, I have missed you and now I know the surprise had you stunned for a short time. I can sort of relate to the space of time between children. My mom did the same thing, she got pregnant with my younger brother when I was 10 and was pregnant the same time as my brothers wife, delivered just 2 weeks apart. But what a great way you have handled the news. I wish you good health through your pregnancy and glad your back!!!

    Oh My Heartsie Girl
    Karren

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  38. Congratulations on your baby girl!!

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