Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Checking in...

Hi blog friends! Its been a while. I've missed you! I have taken (and will probably continue to take) a long break from blogging. I think I was fine with the break knowing that the blog will be here when I started writing again and that some of you may still be checking in every once in a while!

Well, news that google reader is going away (which is so annoying) made me think that I may actually lose connection with some of you, which I do not want to do. I haven't figured out what exactly to add to this blog to make sure everyone can subscribe via their new favorite reader, but I'm working on it. In the mean time, I do want to provide a bit of an update, and let you know that I'm still here! I'm alive, and may not be writing much but still reading blogs so I can keep up.

I think I last left you with our new kitchen all framed, in October. So yeah. That IS a long break.

I have been taking photos and writing notes and do plan to share the kitchen progress in chronological order someday hopefully soon. Here is an un-edited, phone-taken sneak peek of Matt laying the floor.



My blog break started this fall because I was cold and tired and wanted to finish the kitchen so we could turn the heat on and cook again. So all our energy went into finishing the project and I just didn't have enough left over to write about it. (Many of you have asked how its going and I'm so so glad you're still interested! Makes me very happy.)

Then... I got knocked up. Yep. Matt and I are expecting a baby girl in July! I think my bulging belly and ultrasounds are beginning to make it feel real and we're both really excited (and really terrified). I'm lucky and grateful because so far she's been growing well and I've had no complications.

I'm unlucky and frustrated because even now, over halfway through the pregnancy, I'm still getting "morning" sickness daily. Man, calling it morning sickness is bullshit. For many women, they're sick all day or different parts of the day. For me, its worse at night. This works out for my job, but around dusk each day I feel really nauseous and can't do much.

I spend a lot of time on the couch trying not to be sick. Carl thinks I'm just acting as a chair.
Anyway, I know it will all be so worth it when I get to meet her (and she's on the outside!). I've just been trying to set realistic expectations so while I'd really like to say I'm going to start blogging regularly again, I'm just going to say I'll check in when I can.
We've started on a nursery and I've been taking progress pics to share those too! I'm lucky to have many IRL friends who, in the last few months, have been very supportive of my turn-into-a-pumpkin-at-7pm tendencies. I'm very thankful for them, for Matt bringing me breakfast in bed every morning to keep the nausea away, and for zofran and watermelon gum, which make me feel better a lot of the time.

Thank you!
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