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1st runner up

I used to have it all figured out... at least that's what I thought. I *knew* how it was all going to go. I *knew* exactly what kind of mother I was going to be (if it ever happened). I spent so much time thinking, deciding, planning and knowing how it would go. And then it went...

So now here I am. A mother to two three and a half year olds (not exactly what I had planned). Yes, we eat organic (but only because we had to). Yes, we spend a lot of time playing (like I had planned). Yes, we are surrounded by family (even when we might not want to be ;D). But so much is not how it was *supposed* to be. I yell at my kids. I tell them they are driving me nuts. I don't sweep the rug for a week at a time some weeks. My toilets often have a ring. We watch more than 30 minutes of tv a day. We don't go outside when it's too cold. I drink WAY too much coffee. I let my kids steal sips of my soda and pretend I don't see.

And there went my inking, deciding, planning and knowing. Out the window like an unwanted house fly. I am not going to win "Mother-of-the-year". The coveted prize that I was a shoe-in to win back in the "planning stages". I was supposed to have that trophy year after year. Instead I have a dirty clothes line with wrinkled "runner up" ribbons. I thought that would disappointment me. I thought the perfectionist in me wouldn't allow for such an epic fail. Instead I proudly will display my ribbons for all to see.

1st Runner up isn't all that bad.

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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