Monday, August 31, 2009

only missing one internal organ

Hi friends. You all probably thought I'd forgotten about poor little Nesting Instincts, didn't you? Au contraire. It's definitely been on the back burner this summer, but not totally forgotten. You see, I'm down one uterus since I last posted. That's right, in the last five months I have given birth to my third child and had a hysterectomy. I am now almost five weeks post-surgery and am FINALLY starting to feel human again! Woohoo!! Summer of 2009 has sort of been "The Summer That Never Was" for me. I was in pain for months following my son's birth, due to endometriosis, and then was in pain for weeks following my surgery. But now, things are finally...looking....up!

I have to admit that at this point, I'm not entirely sure what the future holds for Nesting Instincts. I haven't missed the business as much as I thought I would over the last year. Perhaps that's just because I've been so slammed with physical stuff I just didn't have much energy to think about N.I. And certainly, my focus going into the fall is sending my oldest daughter off to preschool and finally giving my other two children the attention they deserve (my baby has the most laidback personality ever, which is great, because he hasn't gotten much attention over the last few months! But at the same time, because he's laidback, he doesn't get as much attention).

So, right now, as I finish up my recovery, I'm just thinking...mulling things over...praying...and thinking some more. About how this next school year is going to look for me. About where I want to focus my (new-found) energy.

I have no idea if anyone will even read this...but if you used to read this blog, and wondered where I you know. I'll be honest, it's been a pretty intense six months for me, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and am now excited to see what the future holds.


  1. Oh, Courteney. You sure have been through the wringer. I'm so happy to hear about the birth of your son, but it is too bad that that happiness had to be marred by a painful surgery. I was following your blog back when you were fixing up the nursery.

    I hope you keep posting. I think it is a nice release and a great way to stay in touch with smart & witty ladies.

    I wish you health, happiness and much love.


  2. We are still reading... and awaiting your recovery! Your biggest fans have you on their "readers" anyway, so... feel better, be blessed and hang in there. :)

  3. Hope you're feeling better! And glad you're back!

  4. Oh wow, Courtney!!! I am so sorry to hear you went though that, but I am so glad you are okay now! Take your time.. we are still here!!! :) Jen

  5. goodness gracious, Courtney! It has been quite a wild summer for you!

    I'm so glad you feel up to blogging a little bit again. It is nice to see you here.

    Hope you are feeling 100% soon!

  6. I was just thinking about you and wondering how you were doing, so I'm glad for an update. Sounds like a rough summer! Bless your heart. I'm so glad you're starting to feel better now, though. It's hard to think straight, let alone function, when you're in pain all the time.

    I say give yourself and that sweet baby all the time you need. We'll still be here when you're ready to come back! :-)

  7. Oh Jeez! I'm sorry to hear about all that you've been through. I think of you were one of my first blogs! :-)...and I agree with Julia; we'll be here for you when you're ready to come back. You're so witty and crafty I'd hate for you to totally go away from blogging! We'd be happy to hear/see you as much or as little as you'd like. :-)

    Take good care of yourself,

  8. So much going on in your life. Baby is adorable, glad you are on the mend. I like reading your blog and hope you end up doing what feels right for you.
    Of course, if you want to get back into rearranging, my living room awaits. Seriously, blessings on you and your family.

  9. wow.

    I had wondered what happened to you... if you would ever post again. Im glad you are feeling better and can really enjoy New Baby.

  10. Wow! What a year for you! I hope you continue to feel better. Hope you continue your blog. I've missed it!

  11. Still missing you Courtney!!!!


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