This is my excuse. And a damn good one if you ask me. It's been exactly 14 months since I posted on the blog. I have thought of blogging almost every day, but life came first.
My life has changed dramatically. For the better if you ask me. In fact, if you would have told me on Aug. 9, 2013 (my last post date) of everything that had transpired in my life over the last year, I would have said you are out of your mind.
|My view at the beach. Little did I know I was cooking something...|
In August of last year, I was self-employed. Enjoying several freelance jobs that included managing social media, designing websites and writing. Life was good. Little did I know that it was going to get better.
I had been applying for jobs here and there not really thinking that I would get another full-time job. Freelancing is liberating. I applied either way because I wanted/needed more experience if I was going to get into marketing and away from journalism. Toward the end of August, I got an interview and landed the job.
I started my new job and was thrilled. I had always wanted to work at at my alma mater. I finally got my chance. I was extremely excited. So excited I remember getting a bad cold. I was sick my first day. Fun times!
It ends up I was a little more than sick. As the weeks, kept passing by I didn't feel right. My cold cleared up but I didn't feel right. I kept telling Andy that something was wrong. I would drink my beloved coffee (there are about 5 Starbucks on campus - Yum) and just feel off. In fact, I would eat food and it just wouldn't sit well. I remember telling Andy, "Something is wrong. If I don't start feeling better I need to go to the doctor." I had a lot of headaches too.
Sadly, this didn't make me the greatest new employee. I mean I had started a fantastic job and already I was feeling shitty all the time. I toughed it out. But looking back, my coworkers must have thought I was crazy. It took me a long time to finally put it together. When October rolled around, I started to suspect I was pregnant. Now in my defense, I was still eating no sugar, no grains. For some time there I was even ketogenic. I had heard enough from some of the ladies that they didn't get their period toward the beginning of their diet as hormones regulated. When I missed one period I didn't think anything of it. When I missed the second one - I hit major freak out mode.
|First glimpse of my future little prince!|
I ended up taking several tests. Two came out negative. Which continued to make me wonder what the heck was wrong with me. I still had no period and I started to feel progressively worse. I convinced myself to take one more test a week later...
|This kid was a ham from the womb!|
|Intense cheer season with my big baby!|
I have been with Andy so long. We have been so careful. And the year, we finally start planning our wedding, I get pregnant?
Needless to say, I was majorly stressed. I wasn't expecting to get preggers. My daughter was going through all her competitions and hello - I started a new job. Oh and I forget, Andy had started a new job around that time too.
|I tried to stay active while preggers. I did lots of walking.|
I still think back to those first days when I found out and can't help to remember how overwhelmed I was.
Flash forward to today, I have a happy family of four. Mr. Lucas will be turning 5 months in less than a week. No matter how overwhelmed and crazy everything was back then it turned out great. I was happy before I got pregnant, but apparently it was possible for me to get happier. Because this little guy brought in an additional ray of sunshine I couldn't even imagine.
As I catch up with the blog, I promise to update you all on my birth story, more on the baby, breastfeeding and getting back to fitness after your world is rocked with the birth of an amazing little person.
|The new addition to our family!|