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@ostomysecrets had a discount code celebrating Halloween and I took full advantage! I bought my first paid of their classic panty with the pocket! I also got one of their new curvy wraps that I’m excited to try. And of course I had to buy a bigger size in the classic wrap due to my growing belly! I love the support these wraps give me and could not feel comfortable and confident without them. And I was not sponsored to say any of this, I honestly love them and paid for them with my own money!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #ostomywrap #ostomysecrets #nocolonstillrollin #pregnantwithanileostomy #pregnant #23weekspregnant #rainbowbaby
@ostomysecrets had a discount code celebrating Halloween and I took full advantage! I bought my first paid of their classic panty with the pocket! I also got one of their new curvy wraps that I’m excited to try. And of course I had to buy a bigger size in the classic wrap due to my growing belly! I love the support these wraps give me and could not feel comfortable and confident without them. And I was not sponsored to say any of this, I honestly love them and paid for them with my own money! . . #ibd  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #ostomywrap  #ostomysecrets  #nocolonstillrollin  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #pregnant  #23weekspregnant  #rainbowbaby 
I could just sit around for hours feeling this little one squirming in my belly! I had an amazing pregnancy with JT and so far this one is also going great. Got some bloodwork back that we need to keep an eye on but overall this little one is doing great and my body is loving pregnancy!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ileostomy #ostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnant #babykicks #pregnantwithanileostomy #23weekspregnant
Happy Halloween!! Some coworkers and I dressed up as a flock of flamingos. I don’t always participate in dressing up at work but I am so glad I am able to this year!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #spedpara #halloweencostume #flockofflamingos #flamingocostume
Someone asked me if we are ready to start all over. The answer is YES!! We have prayed and waited so long for this little one that the crazy, sleep deprived stage sounds amazing to me! Talk to me in a 6 months and my story may have changed 😜 but for now I am enjoying the first few kicks from this little nugget!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #rainbowbaby #20weekspregnant #pregnantwithanileostomy
In preparation for a wedding I was in and a gala we are going to I went and had my nails done. I haven’t had them done in forever so it was time! The lady was super sweet and kept complimenting me on my nails. I explained that my nails have come along way because due to chronic illness at one point they were brittle and would constantly break. I also had a big dent in some of them from being so malnourished. I’m thinking they are so healthy with help from my prenatal vitamins but I’ll take it!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #pregnant #rainbowbaby #pregnantwithanileostomy #frenchmanicure #19weekspregnant #chronicillness #invisibleillness
In preparation for a wedding I was in and a gala we are going to I went and had my nails done. I haven’t had them done in forever so it was time! The lady was super sweet and kept complimenting me on my nails. I explained that my nails have come along way because due to chronic illness at one point they were brittle and would constantly break. I also had a big dent in some of them from being so malnourished. I’m thinking they are so healthy with help from my prenatal vitamins but I’ll take it! . . #ibd  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #pregnant  #rainbowbaby  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #frenchmanicure  #19weekspregnant  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness 
I had an amazing World Ostomy Day truly celebrating my life with an ostomy by being a bridesmaid in my cousins wedding! Without my ostomy I would have never made it through the day. I had no anxiety about finding a bathroom or having an accident! The last time I was a bridesmaid was before my ostomy and it was a day spent worrying and just plain out being anxious and nervous about having an accident. This wedding was beautiful and such an overall fun night celebrating an amazing couple!
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnantwithanileostomy #rainbowbaby #19weekspregnant #worldostomyday2018 #bridesmaids
I had an amazing World Ostomy Day truly celebrating my life with an ostomy by being a bridesmaid in my cousins wedding! Without my ostomy I would have never made it through the day. I had no anxiety about finding a bathroom or having an accident! The last time I was a bridesmaid was before my ostomy and it was a day spent worrying and just plain out being anxious and nervous about having an accident. This wedding was beautiful and such an overall fun night celebrating an amazing couple! . . #ibd  #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #rainbowbaby  #19weekspregnant  #worldostomyday2018  #bridesmaids 
Today the whole gang went out to our family hunting land to check the trail cams and wander through the woods. I would have never even thought about doing this before my ostomy!  There is a shack with a bucket but other than that no running water or bathrooms for miles! It was a great fall Minnesota day and we had so much fun as a family!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #patientcoaches #ileostomy #pregnantwithanileostomy #18weekspregnant #invisibleillness #chronicillness #nocolonstillrollin #ostomy #minnesota #upnorth #inthewoods
Today the whole gang went out to our family hunting land to check the trail cams and wander through the woods. I would have never even thought about doing this before my ostomy! There is a shack with a bucket but other than that no running water or bathrooms for miles! It was a great fall Minnesota day and we had so much fun as a family! . . #ibd  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #patientcoaches  #ileostomy  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #18weekspregnant  #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #nocolonstillrollin  #ostomy  #minnesota  #upnorth  #inthewoods 
Last night the prego hormones were getting the best of me and I started thinking about “what if’s”. It is a slippery slope and I had to remember that I  am doing everything I can and the rest is up to God. Being chronically ill adds a lot of worry to everyday life but adding in pregnancy has really just put it in a whole new level. So far little nugget is looking and sounding good. Can’t wait till Oct 18 when we have another ultrasound!
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnantwithanileostomy #rainbowbaby #pregnancyhormones
Last night the prego hormones were getting the best of me and I started thinking about “what if’s”. It is a slippery slope and I had to remember that I am doing everything I can and the rest is up to God. Being chronically ill adds a lot of worry to everyday life but adding in pregnancy has really just put it in a whole new level. So far little nugget is looking and sounding good. Can’t wait till Oct 18 when we have another ultrasound! . . #ibd  #crohnsdisease  #crohns  #ileostomy  #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #rainbowbaby  #pregnancyhormones 
Just in case anyone needs to hear this. After my miscarriage I kept thinking what I did wrong. It finally hit me I didn’t do anything. It’s all in God’s plan and I just need faith and patience.
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#pregnantwithanileostomy #miscarriage #rainbowbaby #ibd #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness
Let me start by saying I love all people who work in a hospital and I appreciate what they do however...today at my weekly hydration infusion the IV tech asks me where is a good vein? So I start to tell her and she says oh no we want to go higher (on my arm). So she proceeds to get the ultrasound going and just keeps saying “so little, so tiny”. Yes I know I have small, not so great veins for IVs! Just poke me already! The original vein I was showing her is the place she finally ended up going 🤦🏽‍♀️ Again, I’m very grateful for EVERYONE who works at a hospital but sometimes it can be a little frustrating!
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #ileostomy #ostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnant #pregnantwithanileostomy #hydration #ivinfusion #kidneydisease #chronicdehydration
Let me start by saying I love all people who work in a hospital and I appreciate what they do however...today at my weekly hydration infusion the IV tech asks me where is a good vein? So I start to tell her and she says oh no we want to go higher (on my arm). So she proceeds to get the ultrasound going and just keeps saying “so little, so tiny”. Yes I know I have small, not so great veins for IVs! Just poke me already! The original vein I was showing her is the place she finally ended up going 🤦🏽‍♀️ Again, I’m very grateful for EVERYONE who works at a hospital but sometimes it can be a little frustrating! . . #ibd  #crohnsdisease  #ileostomy  #ostomy  #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #pregnant  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #hydration  #ivinfusion  #kidneydisease  #chronicdehydration 
James was up to cook dinner at work tonight so JT and I crashed dinner! However, eating dinner means you are fair game for chores after. They play a card game to see who does what. Yep I lost both the drying dishes round and the taking the trash out round... Side note you can kinda see my baby bump! .
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnantwithanileostomy #firefighter #firefighterswife
Before my ostomy, going to a professional baseball game would have meant that I would spend most of the game in the bathroom. Now thanks to my ostomy I get to enjoy a date night with my husband not only cheering on our Minnesota Twins but also raising awareness of firefighters dealing with PTSD. Huge thank you to the Rogers Family Foundation for the free tickets and the help for our fire family.
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnantwithanileostomy #datenight #mntwins #firefighterswife #lovemyhusband #lovemyfirefighter
Before my ostomy, going to a professional baseball game would have meant that I would spend most of the game in the bathroom. Now thanks to my ostomy I get to enjoy a date night with my husband not only cheering on our Minnesota Twins but also raising awareness of firefighters dealing with PTSD. Huge thank you to the Rogers Family Foundation for the free tickets and the help for our fire family. . . #ibd  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #invisibleillness  #chronicillness  #pregnantwithanileostomy  #datenight  #mntwins  #firefighterswife  #lovemyhusband  #lovemyfirefighter 
Before my ostomy I could not make it through dinner without at least 3 trips to the bathroom. My poor husband used to spend so much time alone eating or waiting for me! I am so thankful with my ostomy I am able to make it through dinner without leaving the table for long periods of time!
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#ibd #ostomy #ileostomy #crohns #crohnsdisease #nocolonstillrollin #invisibleillness #chronicillness #boymom #15weekspregnant #pregnantwithanostomy #rainbowbaby
First day of 2nd grade for JT and first day of my 11th year as a special ed para. I would not be able to keep up with all the awesome craziness my middle schoolers give me without my ostomy! 🤣
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #boymom #backtoschool #spedpara
6 years ago I would have had SO much anxiety about going to the Minnesota State Fair. It’s been a family tradition and it was a great way to end summer until Crohn’s took over my life. The memories of literally running to the bathrooms then waiting in line seriously give me a little PTSD. Now that I have my ostomy I have been able to enjoy the past 6 family trips to the best day before school starts!
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #family #greatminnesotagettogether #mn #mnstatefair
6 years ago I would have had SO much anxiety about going to the Minnesota State Fair. It’s been a family tradition and it was a great way to end summer until Crohn’s took over my life. The memories of literally running to the bathrooms then waiting in line seriously give me a little PTSD. Now that I have my ostomy I have been able to enjoy the past 6 family trips to the best day before school starts! . . #ibd  #crohns  #crohnsdisease  #ostomy  #ileostomy  #chronicillness  #invisibleillness  #family  #greatminnesotagettogether  #mn  #mnstatefair 
Ultrasound with an ostomy? Totally doable! The tech was able to get a great picture and all the measurements she needed. Baby is measuring perfect! It hurt a little when she pushed on my midline scar but nothing unbearable. Totally worth it to see the little nugget!
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness #pregnant #12weekultrasound #ultrasound #rainbowbaby #pregnantwithanileostomy
New video up with JTs reaction to finding out he’s gonna be a big brother! Link in profile 👆🏼
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#ibd #crohns #crohnsdisease #ostomy #ileostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #youtuber #boymom #rainbowbaby #pregnantwithanostomy #pregnancyannouncement #pregnantwithanileostomy
Finally broke down and bought maternity clothes at @motherhoodmaternity. I start back to work next week so I needed somethings to wear! I feel like I’m in that weird state where people wonder “is she pregnant or just ate a lot of cookies??”
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#ibd #crohnsdisease #crohns #ostomy #ileostomy #invisibleillness #chronicillness  #rainbowbaby #pregnant #13weekspregnant #pregnantwithanostomy