Yesterday I had a pretty rough morning. I woke up feeling extremely achy. My hands were so sore I had difficulty picking OZL up and moving him into position to nurse (but thank goodness for the My Brest Friend nursing pillow so I didn't have as much trouble holding him in place once I got him there!) Once we finished nursing, my feet were so cramped and my ankles were so tight I could barely walk down the hall to change him. And all of this happened before we even made it down the stairs to get me some breakfast. So, all in all, not the greatest start to any day - particularly a Monday, when I couldn't stop thinking about how it was going to be a long week with APL at work and not home to help me during the day.
But then I got an email that cheered me up immensely! (Some of you may have already seen this news on my Facebook page yesterday. I was excited and OZL was not napping, so a Facebook post was a lot quicker than a blog post!) I learned that this blog had been selected by Healthline as one of the 22 Best Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs of 2012! I was very pleased with their review, especially because I am truly hoping that this blog can be a resource for women with RA who are planning to face pregnancy and motherhood. Not that I'm an expert on either of those things, of course, but mostly so that we can find each other and know that we are not alone!
I'm also excited to check out the other RA blogs mentioned in the article. A few of them I already knew about, but there were quite a few I hadn't heard of before - including some written by moms with RA! So totally worth checking out!!
And this concludes my blog post for today, because OZL is screaming from his swing. I swear I will get back to posting more regularly once we figure out our routine a bit better!
Oh, and for the record, I'm feeling much better today!