Where do you live:
Where were you born:
Texas, but we lived just on the other side of the OK border
Married? If so, how long and DH's name:
Yes, James, 7 years
How many earthly children do you have:
2, Megan is 4.5 and Bethany is 1
How many angels do you have:
Do you have any furbabies:
How has PE changed your life:
How has it not changed my life? I have to keep from telling all pg women about what it is and how serious it can be. I have to control my emotions around anyone approaching the 33 week mark in their pregnancy (that is when things got bad each time). I am no longer blissfully ignorant about pregnancy and how exciting it is. I view pregnancy as a risk to my life and that of my unborn child. The thought of being pregnant again terrifies me. On tghe other hand, it makes me see how pregnancy even with all its challenges can bring great things into your life. I think it also makes me love my babies a little more and makes me hug them a little harder, for I know that they are truly a gift and not to be taken for granted. It has also changed how I view my relationship with my mom. She was there for me both times every step of the way. My husband was also there and was so supportive! It just strengthened that bond that we have. I now know my MIL would do anything for me. She was also there both times and was so helpful. Those 4 weeks in the hospital also showed me who my true friends really are, they are the ones who came to see me. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. There is not ONE area of my life that I don't see differently. I even view housework differently since I couldn't do anything for 4 weeks, I just think of that now, and am thankful that I am able to do it now.
What type of efforts would you be interesting in volunteering in?
IE. Walk-A-Thon, Saving Grace, Brochure Distribution, Counciling others who have suffered through PE, putting together memory baskets for hospitals, putting together bedrest baskets, putting together premmie baskets, the possiblities are endless...
Not sure, haven't given that much thought. I'll do whatever I am able to do with a 4 yr old running around and a baby attached to my hip.[;)]
What motivates you to make a difference?
1. My main motivation is that I have 2 baby girls that will want to have their own babies some day and I want to do everything in my power to find a cure by then so that they will not have to go through the same thing!
2. The sooner a cure is found, the fewer women will have to go through the PE experience!
3. Most women out there are so ignorant of the disease and don't think it could ever happen to them. I knew so little about it when I was diagnosed. It sure would have been nice to at least know that it was out there and was a possibility.