I actually didn’t think I would be back on here. The internet, social media, for that matter. My health was taking a turn mid-last year. I began to notice it but the problem didn’t really present itself until late last year. At that point I decided to place all my energy into my health and my family and I didn’t even hesitate when I went on a social media hiatus.
I went radio silent on my mom-comment groups, social media accounts, collaboration emails, and this blog. I just left it. Classes and my approaching graduation date was placed on hold too. At that time, it didn’t matter. I didn’t know what was going on with me health-wise. The next 5 months were spent focusing on trying to figure out what was wrong. Doctor visits, lab tests, scans, medication consultations became my routine at that point.
It really is a strange feeling to go back to something that was part of your routine for so long. It is equally as strange to fall out of the routine that has been a part of the last 5 months. On the day that I received the news that everything was in the clear and my health was heading toward a positive direction, I was also presented with something I was not expecting.
I was 3 months pregnant.
Shock, happiness, and fear came over all at once. Shocked because getting pregnant was unexpected. Happiness due to receiving news that my health was improving. Fear? Well, 3 kids so close in age? It was a fear-panic.
As I’m typing this, I am just a little over 18 weeks pregnant. Enjoying this pregnancy as the nausea is limited and the hyperemesis I experienced my last pregnancy is non-existent. We’ll be finding out the sex of the baby in 2 weeks but we have our suspicions 🙂
I genuinely appreciate the messages that I received while I was on my social media hiatus. I actually didn’t get to read any of them until a few days ago when I felt like, “ok, maybe I can do this again.” I truly missed seeing your daily photos and posts.
The last 5 months have changed a lot of things for me. The direction that I want to go with my career and the overall focus I want to give my family. I’m really not sure what that means for my blog and any related social media accounts. At this point, I’m just taking it one day at a time. Hope you all bear with me as I figure it out!