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I’ve had a lot of intense experiences in my life and I tend to adjust well and learn and grow from each one.

I must say that I am experiencing one of the most intense  experiences ever.

I found myself pregnant after 6 years and having a high risk pregnancy at 40. I got married and moved the very next day from Grand Rapids, Michigan to the south side of Chicago. Within one week of my move, I was admitted to the hospital for preeclampsia and my labor was induced at 31 weeks gestation. I stayed in the hospital for 10 days and my daughter born at 3lbs and 2 oz stayed in the NICU for the next 5 weeks.

During that time I was also a newlywed with a houseful of boxes, a 6 year old son and a brand new (supportive) husband.

Needless to say, this has all been a period of adjustment for me.

To top it all off, my addiction to the internet and my tendency to google every thought has led me to a host of things that are either new or just new to me.

I am breastfeeding. I am cloth diapering. I am wearing my baby. All new.

I have a desire to make my own baby food. Make my own natural hair products. Make my own natural household cleaning products. Learn to garden and grow some of the food that my family eats.

I also have to get to know the city that I now live in and make it my home.

All while being a new wife and mastering Motherhood 3.0.

I intend to blog about it all (well, most of it) along the way.