Hello! Long time no see… or talk.
I can’t believe it’s already been almost two months since my last blog post. We’ve had a lot of stuff going on (what’s new, right?), but I’ve spent most of the last two months biting my tongue and trying my best to stay quiet until just the right time to share our big news. Well, today’s the day. We have huge, exciting, life-changing news that I can’t wait to share… I’m pregnant!
I’ve spent the last eight or so weeks feeling extremely sick and basically camped out on either our couch or in bed. I always forget just how horrible the first trimester can be for me, but I am starting to feel better now, thankfully. I know some women are sick through their entire pregnancies, and I don’t know how they do it.
This little one is going to be kiddo #5 in our home, but, believe it or not, my track record with being pregnant isn’t that great. I’ve had three miscarriages now (two last year alone) so I’m always a little nervous to share our good news because I never know how things will end up. We’ve now made it past the stage when I tend to have miscarriages and are in the second trimester so I’m hoping we’re out of the woods. If all goes as planned, we’ll be receiving a very sweet Christmas present in early December. Here’s a sneak peek at baby #5.
This picture is from an ultrasound we had last week (at 12 weeks, 4 days to be exact). I can confidently say that we have our work cut out for us because he/she was movin’ and shakin’! I’ve honestly never seen such an active baby via ultrasound in all of my pregnancies. I could’ve sat there and watched this little one kick, jump, and stretch all day long. 🙂
While I’m excited and happy to share our good news, I also feel like I can’t really share it without acknowledging that I know announcements like this can be painful for some people. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you if you’re in the situation of wanting to have a child but aren’t currently able to for some reason. I’m familiar with the heartbreak of that situation (both through personal experience and watching dear friends go through it), and I sincerely hope your wait is almost over. ((hugs)) I could blather on, but I know words just don’t do this topic justice.
Anyway, I hope this explains my sudden disappearance from blogland. I’m happy to be feeling better and ready to start posting again regularly. I’m also excited to share another big announcement very soon. I’m hoping for next week. Hint: it has to do with decluttering! I already feel like I’m in major nesting mode, and I have A LOT I need to do before this baby arrives.
I hope you have a great week, friend!