Hello everyone, my name is Lynnette but you can call me Lyly.
I was born on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, I’m what you call a Crucian also known as a Virgin Islander. I’m a Stay at home mom and used to work as a baker, right now I review products because I’m always finding something new and believe their are other expats like myself who’d enjoy these products. I also do some genealogy on the side.
I left my home in the Caribbean in 2015 and moved to France to be with my French husband.
I started this blog in 2013 when I was pregnant with my son Naveen, he’s my first child and I was diagnosed with extreme nausea a.k.a. Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It was a rough time and being that none of my sisters or my mother had it I never knew what hit me.
I was in the hospital left and right, dehydrated, malnourished, I was afraid and very much alone. I love to write so I decided to write to keep myself occupied, it was not easy but I made it!
Now that my son is here, I try to keep my blog going about the different stages of his life and how different or similar it seems to my fight for sanity during HG.
Naveen and me when he was just born, seeing your baby after such a terrible pregnancy followed by horrible labor is priceless.
Naveen and me when he was 7 months old.
It’s strange watching pictures of your little baby when they were so young and realizing how much they’ve grown in so short a time.
When I’m feeling like the cruddiest mother, when I’m down in the dark, when I feel like I have nothing to live for, he reminds me that I have so much worth fighting for.
Here’s a nice update for 2019, I’m currently pregnant with my second baby and dealing with HG again. I know people mean well when they say you survived it once you can again, when I went through this the first time I had all my family around me now I have no one. I’m literally trying to keep myself up and some days I fail miserably. I miss my family.
My daughter Oyanie was born in February.