Let me tell you how God works. I have been sitting on my cervical cancer/ cervical health awareness story for some time now (Over three months). It's a personal story and I've done many edits and deletions. I am not an open person but when I share I do it no holds barred and unapologetically.
Today I was doing some much needed work with a group combating infant mortality in the black community. I looked at my calendar and realized its Jan 31st. This is the last day of cervical cancer awareness month. I decided to open up to my husband and tell him I'm struggling with posting my blog. I told him I need him to read it and see if I'm sharing too much. Then I started to pray for comfort in sharing my story. And the craziest thing happened....
5 minutes later an old friend of mine shared with me that she has ovarian cancer and is in a battle in for her life and fertility.
Then Joel Osteen on the radio days " God is going to break bondages on you. This is the 7 the year your time to be released out of bondage and into your increase"....
This might mean nothing to you but I don't believe in coincidence I'm sure my story is meant to be shared
"God old is revealing favor into your life, and abundance of good things are coming your way and pray this seed into your life. You believe it say amen"
Tonight I got up for the first of my frequent nighttime bathroom trips. I came back very quickly, I'd say much faster than normal. And the scariest thing happened... I couldn't find my daughter!
Why safe sleep practices were a no go for my family
I didn't choose the co-sleeping life the co-sleeping life chose me. My last trimester my husband and I received a bassinet and two sleepers so I could be hands free and baby could nap on her own. But life doesn't always play out like your head movies...
How does it feel to be a mom?
How do you feel about being a mom now that you've settled into the role?
Who am I !!!
I Imagine Jackie chan screaming out into the universe trying to figure out who he is from the movie who am I. That scene describes very well what it feels like to be in the process of finding yourself.
There are moments in your life where paradigm shifts happen. Ive had several of these moments.
note to self
I decided long ago I was going to blog. I told my husband in 2011 that if we ever decided to have children I wanted to start blogging. In 2016 in my last trimester I was put on bedrest and I started writing down topics. My actual blogs started after my baby came but this has been something I've wanted to do for some time. Money making isn't my goal. It would be nice to become a full time paid mommy blogger/ momtrepenuer extraordinaire but I have other business ventures I'm working on as well. The 100 percent truth is I enjoy doing this. I have a passion for helping people and I believe I can do it. There were plenty of low traffic blogs and low viewed YouTube videos that helped me tremendously. I'm so thankful to those people who continue blogging though there traffic is sub par compared to the big dogs.
I have a decent amount of blog traffic and I continue to gain everyday. I'm actually shocked that anyone reads this stuff!!! Again, if I can help just one person through any of the challenges I've faced it would make all of this worth it. It is not easy blogging with an incredibly active child. I'm a super sleep deprived mommy!! I appreciate all of the love and support I have received thus far. Your emails are keeping me going!!!
Shani and Nazirah 💋
How to successfully use the bathroom
1. Try to hold it and put baby to sleep so you can pee while they sleep
2. Put baby in walker because you really really have to go.
3. Realize you don't want to bring walker up the stairs
4. Place baby on your lap and pee
5. Wipe with one hand , baby hanging in other
6. With baby dangling pull up pants and undies at the same time single handed (winning)
7. Squirt soap into your right hand squish it around and rinse that one.
8. Switch hands and really step 7
9. You win. Your a boss 😉