Hello? Anyone out there? I know that the blog has been quiet for sometime now, but I have been working on a very special DIY project. Yep, this is a pregnancy announcement. Yep, Jesse and I are having a baby! And for me this first trimester has been tough. I’ve been very sick and my energy level has been at zero. After work I’ve literally been going straight to bed, and almost once a week I’ve totally missed work due to being sick. I’m hoping that the further I get into the second trimester the more I will feel like myself though! And hopefully get back to this blog, which I really have missed terribly.
The Struggles of Getting Here
Actually, to be totally honest over the past year I was struggling with who I was. I was not motivated to do anything creative and was kind of depressed. A lot of that had to do with Jesse and I trying to get pregnant and it just not happening, some of it was work stresses. Trying to conceive was a hard process for us. I struggled with ovarian cysts, pulled a muscle in my back, and in late June we lost a pregnancy. After we lost our first pregnancy, about a week after we found out we were expecting, we decided to step back from trying.
We booked a trip to Disney World and tried to relax. Well, we never made it to Disney because low and behold the next month we found out we were expecting again, and this one has stuck! Despite feeling so sick and tired all the time, I have a joy that I finally will get to be a mom and it is definitely breathing new life into me. I’ve had so many nursery ideas and I’ve got a long list of projects that we need to finish, and I can’t wait to get started!
All that being said, this has been a journey for me and I want to celebrate every step. This includes weekly bump updates here on the blog. If those aren’t your cup of tea, if anyone is even out there anymore ha! feel free to skip. This won’t be a total mommy blog, but it will get a regular mention. So without further ado, now that I’ve shared the pregnancy announcement, here’s the Week 13 bump!