Having Small Children and Migraine

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Today is my baby’s 5th birthday!  He tells me, “It’s easy Mom, a whole hand!” and throws his little fingers out.  This Superman is my heart.

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Now that my baby is a whole hand and thinking about Kindergarten,

How did I survive having small children and migraine?

I have a lot of people ask me questions about being a mom of young ones, pregnancy, being a stay at home mom, and how I have managed all of those things while battling migraine. Raising children is hard enough and adding health issues into life makes these events a whole lot more twisted.

It brings up so many emotions on how hard it was being pregnant, having a baby, and living a migraine life.  As with everything, both pregnancies were different, both births and babies were different and migraine life was extremely different.

I can say I never considered not being a mom.  I was meant to be a mom.  In my mind, body and soul, I was meant to be someone’s mom (cue the tears).  My heart beats for my children.  Being a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me and the best thing that ever will.  I feel these seconds, days, months fly by.  At the same time, each second seems hard, crazy, and isn’t it nap time yet?  I look back at how wonderful it was and then really think back at how hard it was.  Like, REALLY hard, in SO many ways.  Yet so very magical, precious and fleeting.

People told me that having little one’s was the hardest time with migraine.  Isn’t having little one’s the hardest part of most people’s lives?  At the same time, I have a feeling that when I look back on my life, I will see these as the days of my life.  (If you are a Days of Our Lives watcher read the last line in the dramatic voice.)  Like sand through the hourglass……

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my birthday boy.  To know him is to love him.  Truly!  His smile is contagious, his stories make me laugh, he tells me “I love you” all day long while giving the best hugs.

A whole hand now!  How does time go so fast?

Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. I'm a mom, wife, teacher, and chronic migraine sufferer. I tell my stories and advocate in my life searching for health in a positive honest way.
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8 Comments

  1. achysmile on January 25, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Reblogged this on Achy Smile and commented:
    This post hits home. My kids were 4 and 2 when I starting having chronic migraine. They were the best kids and now are the best teenagers!



  2. mymigrainelife on January 25, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    So amazing! I started my journey as a child and having my own children only shaped my journey into something so much more focused. They are such an inspiration!
    They are the best teenagers because they learn by example! I’m sure you are proud of each other for all that you’ve grown and gone through together!



  3. G on January 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Great story Sarah!
    G



  4. mymigrainelife on January 25, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks!



  5. Invisibly Me on January 26, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Aw this is lovely, and interesting to get your insight into pregnancy and having a child too. Happy Birthday to your little Spiderman!! 🙂
    Caz x



  6. mymigrainelife on January 26, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you!



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