The past 10 months

The past 10 months have been a roller coaster of life events. I had to take a break from everything around me and focus on my family. As well as myself to find peace and happiness again.

A little background on us as a family. I got pregnant with my first child at the age of 16 and my second child at the age of 19. We were very young and wanted to take measures to not have anymore children but at the young age of 20 the doctors told me I was to young to make that decision. So we decided to go the route of the mirena(IUD). The IUD is a 5 year implant and is 99.9% effective on preventing pregnancy. I was very pleased with the mirena and had no major complications. So when I was 26 when it was time to get the first one removed, I decided to get my second one put in. I again had no complications, until this past October at the age of 29.

I have known I had a cyst in my ovaries since I was in my early 20s but up until this point I had no complications from it. I started getting a dull pain, and then a few weeks later it turned unbearable. Just to be safe, I decided to go  a womans urgent care. Not once did I think my world would change so drastically all in one night. That night I found out a few things:1. My IUD was still in place, 2. My cyst was enlarged, and 3. It was enlarged due to the fact that I was 4 weeks pregnant. I felt like my whole world came crashing in on me the moment I was told because I was scared and alone(B was at work). I remember crying and the nurses trying to comfort me. One nurse assumed that I was crying because I didn’t want my baby and gave me information on having an abortion, which made me cry even harder because it’s not something I believe in or something that I could ever do. I called Brandon right away and gave him the news over the phone. He was just as shocked as I was and reassured me that we would figure things out. Like me, his biggest worry was how in the world would we be okay financially.


Once we got over the initial shock, we decided to wait to share our news. We had a lot of reasons why we wanted to wait but our biggest was the fear that I would miscarry. We were fearful of what could happen since I got pregnant on the IUD.

We told the boys in the middle of January.They were both so excited and of course shocked! After we let the news sit with them for a few days we announced it to everyone else over facebook. 🙂

My pregnancy was VERY hard on me. I had a lot of complications and was considered to be high risk. I found out around 20 weeks that I had two vessel umbilical cord and around 30 weeks that I had gestational diabetes. Both took a huge toll on me and my body. I have a huge fear of needles and the constant pricking/insulin caused a lot of anxiety.

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I was induced at 38 weeks because of complications but we were blessed with a healthy little girl! Aubrey Marie was born June 29 at 10:51, weighing 5lbs and 9oz, and 18 inches long.

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We are extremely blessed and our family is now complete.



I'm a frugal, money saving, spouse and mother of three. We live on a very tight budget of 52,000 a year. I wanted to start this blog to share my journey of living a frugal but laid back life. I hope you enjoy!

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