Okay, okay. I know it’s been FOREVER. But… I have a new layout.
Oh yeah, and, uh…. some news.
Kinda big news.
The times they are a-changin’…
I actually can’t believe it still, despite the fact we’re in the second trimester. I mean, how did this happen?
Well I KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. Thanks to that movie we watched in 5th grade and thanks to Mrs. Prince and 8th grade science class I know all the terminology and everything. But HOW THE HELL…? I still can’t believe it. I don’t know who allowed me to be a married adult let alone a soon-to-be-mother. What in tarnation…
I found out before Mother’s Day. Pretty “late” (almost 8 weeks) compared to when most people find out, but actually a really appropriate time to find out! My first Mother’s Day! But I had to keep it a secret until we told our families, so I didn’t get to actually celebrate as a mom. I’m due December 13, 2017.
Between stress and life, my thyroid acting up and the sudden tragic passing of our friend Bill, things were crazy and emotional and up in the air and it wasn’t too clear what was happening at first. So after being sick one night after eating Chinese food, I took a test the next morning. And then almost fainted.
And then I took many, many tests because of the disbelief. Many. I’m still in a state of shock. I think I’ll be in shock until I’m actually giving birth. Then I’ll be in a different kind of shock.
Many, many different tests. Probably should’ve saved all that money and put it towards a college fund. That’s how many tests I took. And considering each one is 99% accurate I think I had a momentary lapse of my mental faculties to buy so many. BTW- Is it tacky to post those? Actually I don’t care. Whatever. ITS CRAZY.
That’s the little egghead at 10w1d. Bouncing around like a gymnast (I’m in trouble).
And here’s that same egghead at 12w5d (yesterday):
Amazing. It looks like me! It has my nose and my profile. What a trip.
And yes… we know the gender. It’s a BOY!
So that’s really it. I don’t have some long story about our journey to parenthood because there wasn’t one! The universe made a decision for us and we weren’t really clued in. I didn’t have fertility issues, or IVF, or anything that you read about on mommy blogs. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just didn’t have any story or timeline. The only issue I do have is a previous thyroid problem. This was just one of those “happy accident” moments that I didn’t ever believe were really all that accidental (they are- FYI… you heard it here first).
Indy, in case you’re wondering, is skeptical about ALLADIS. But we think he’ll make a great big brother.
Anyway, in case you were wondering about the major lack of updates around here, the past many months have been busy. And then this happened. But I’m going to try and get back into blogging again, and I guess I’ll have a whole new perspective on things.
I don’t want to make this a pregnancy blog or baby blog- or GODFORBIDAMOMMYBLOG – but as life changes, so do we. Admittedly I have not been inspired in quite a few months, then the fatigue of the first trimester + my thyroid equalled exhaustion that cannot be measured. Unfathomable exhaustion. I could wake up and nap three hours later. Also, morning sickness/nausea that’s mostly at night. Or afternoon. Or during inopportune moments such as when ordering food at a restaurant. So none of that made for a good mental blogging environment; especially for a food blogger. However now that I’m getting some energy back, the nausea is subsiding (I hope), the summer is here, and I’m feeling better… I think it’ll be a good time to get back into it.