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Erica Cooper-Peyton

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[12 Nov 2010|01:24pm]
I fail at technology, but here's the belated announcement of my daughter, Madeline May. Born September 22, 2010, 3:04pm, 9lb 15oz, 21.5 inches. We're now a family of 4 and Jeff got the snip-snip a month ago, so Madeline is the last Cooper-Peyton to enter the world.

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[30 Nov 2009|05:03pm]
The pathology came back and "luckily" it turns out that it was not a molar pregnancy. I say luckily because that whole molar thing sounded pretty messed up and scary. The downside is that this means that I was pregnant with triplets, and lost all of them. That's kind of mind boggling, to say the least.

Debbie Downer, in the house.
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[23 Nov 2009|03:30pm]
So, my posts are pretty much bummers in general, and I was sure that today I would be posting fantastic news. However, that's not happening, and I'll be posting a bummer instead.

I found out that I was pregnant on halloween, and all of my levels and such looked great. I also had horrible morning sickness and gigantic boobs...all signs of a healthy pregnancy. I went in for my first sonogram today and instead of seeing the beating heartbeat of a 9-week-old baby, we saw a cluster of empty egg sacs. Apparently this is a molar pregnancy which is rare and scary, but hey...at least it's not a miscarriage and I'm not actually losing a baby. I'll be having a D&C this week, and baby or not, that's going to suck.

Jeff and I had already decided that after this child was born he was going to have a vasectomy because we didn't want to go through the pain and heartbreak anymore. So now we have to decide if we are going to try one last time (we have to wait one year after the mole is removed, otherwise I could basically die) or if we are just going to call it quits and give him the snip-snip.

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[06 Jun 2009|12:35am]
Miscarriage #2 is as lame as the first.

Stupid uterus.
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[02 Apr 2009|05:19pm]
I'm taking an internet break for the next month or so. Must focus on real life!!! If something epic happens, call, text, or e-mail me.

I shall miss you, livejournal, especially your lolcats.
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[18 Jan 2009|11:38pm]
Thank you all for the comforting words.

: )
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[13 Jan 2009|04:50pm]
Found out that I was pregnant Sunday night. Lots of freaking out ensued because we had just decided that we were definitely going to wait a few more years to have another child. Today I miscarried, and judging by the amount of crying, I wanted to have the baby regardless of the plans that we had made.

Things happen for a reason but that doesn't make it suck any less.
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Hippopotami [18 Dec 2008|09:10pm]
Long time no update. Yowza. What to say...

Lots of things I want to do, not enough time to do any of them. Being a mom is fabulous but utterly exhausting.


And people failed to mention that my body would fall apart from being pregnant. Seriously dudes. The strain from pregnancy and labor fractured my pelvis, ruptured 2 discs in my back, and caused spinal stenosis and nerve impingement. I've been dealing with it for a 14 months now. For the past three months I have gone to Carle's pain clinic and received spinal epidural steroid injections. Dudes. I don't do sedation, so I'm just hanging out on a bed watching a mobile x-ray of the doctor sticking a catheter into my spine and injecting drugs. He always warns me that I'm going to feel a "zinger" which sounds moderately pleasant but truly is not. After the first 2 months he also did some muscle trigger-point injections which completely screwed everything up and brought back all of my crazy pelvic pain.

Oh! For any lady-folk reading who are flexible or double jointed and have not had kids: pregnancy will TEAR YOUR SHIT UP. I always thought my hypermobility was awesome, but apparently pregnancy and double-jointedness are not friends. Not even frenemies. That's the root of all of my issues. It's all about the relaxin that is released to get your hips ready for labor. Stupid relaxin. This is the same hormone that changed my fabulously high foot arches into flat, stupid pancakes and made my feet 1 1/2 sizes bigger. No more small feet. And now I have to wear specially created inserts in my shoes.

I think that's mostly it. It's just funny that I went from a decently healthy and able-bodied girl to a dried up, creaky, moan-groan old lady in under 2 years. Ha. It's actually pretty funny.

I miss parties. Let's have one!!!!
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[04 Nov 2008|10:08pm]
So maybe I am a dumbass, but I am totally crying right now. Very happy that Obama is the new president. Very.
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Just a quick meal [09 Jul 2008|11:52pm]
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4 months old! [26 May 2008|10:46pm]
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Mine. [24 Apr 2008|10:57pm]

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[21 Feb 2008|01:11am]
For those who do not have facebook or myspace- I had a baby boy on January 25 at 9:13pm (8 pounds, 10 ounces, 20.5 inches) named Julian Alexander. He's wonderful and stinky and sometimes I accidentally talk to him as if I am talking to the cat (i.e. "here kitty kitty...")

Julian's nicknames thus far:

Diddle Man
Mr. Piggers

Jeff calls him Crap Face...but with affection.
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[04 Dec 2007|07:07pm]
Finally done with classes. Only for a month, but it's still progress!

And speaking of progress, I'm 33 weeks pregnant now, so Mr. Baby-dude should be coming out pretty soon...and that's all kinds of awesome and frightening.
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[10 Sep 2007|05:58pm]
It appears that I will be having a baby boy! Now we have to think of names that don't suck.
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[05 Jun 2007|01:34pm]
I made a baaaaaaby.

Turned clockwise 90 degrees the sonogram reveals an embryo that very much resembles Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo.
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[09 Mar 2007|10:12pm]
Damn you overtime. Just make Illinois win.
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[17 Jan 2007|12:41pm]
I can't remember how to make a custom friends group...sorry.

Visitation & Funeral information for Alena:

The visitation is at 1pm and the funeral is at 2pm this Saturday at Freese Funeral Home in St. Joseph. We're not sure where the burial will be at this point.
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Snorkeling Avocados are awesome [14 Dec 2006|06:11pm]
On the twelfth day of Christmas, showerofstars sent to me...
Twelve pillows drumming
Eleven stars songwriting
Ten books a-walking
Nine avacadoes snorkeling
Eight kittens a-reading
Seven pixies a-writing
Six concerts a-canoeing
Five shi-i-i-iny things
Four warm things
Three fuzzy hats
Two talking heads
...and a luna in a jeopardy.
Get your own Twelve Days:
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[09 Dec 2006|08:11pm]
I keep changing the channel from Lord of the Rings to How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Aren't they the same thing anyway?
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