Secondly, to say things have fizzled out on this blog over this pregnancy would be an understatement. I've neglected it. And there is a part of me that feels bad about that...but only a part. I needed a break. I have had a difficult time adjusting to all the change in my life from school, graduating, becoming a real live nurse, to moving away from the place I call home...the place I found myself again, to an unexpected pregnancy, to trying to be a mom and a wife, to just finding time for me. Yes. I needed a break. I needed to figure out what I was doing. And I realize I may have lost a lot of readers over this decision.
I'm okay with that!
Really, I am. Because you see, I've never written for readers. Sure, I love motivating others to become their best self...but it's never been about becoming a blog celebrity. (Is that even a real thing?) Don't get me wrong, I was flattered...absolutely heart felt FLATTERED by the outpouring of love and support when my blog was in the running for the big HealthLine contest earlier this year. And I was speechless when I had reporters calling to run stories on me....ME! But as fantastic as that is, this blog has always been about one thing...real life. And for the last several long months, real life was swallowing me whole.
So thank you for allowing me a blog-hiatus. I needed it for me, and for my family. And now, if you are still reading, I hope you'll enjoy picking up with me now as I work on figuring out life as I know it now!
There are many things over the last few months I'd love to share. And eventually I probably will reflect on those times here. But not today.
Today, I'd like to introduce the newest member to our family.....
born August 7th
18.5 inches long
(check back tomorrow for her birth story...didn't want to overwhelm you all in one day!)