I have not updated my blog in forever & the reason is, well, I’ve had a LOT on my plate! Mid-June, I went to Michigan for 2 weeks. Tyson came with us for the first few days, to make sure I could survive the flight, & then it was just Lennox & me. We spent our time between Traverse City, Houghton Lake & Munising. It was relaxing & solo-parenting went so very smoothly… Lennox even took a nap on the flight home (unheard of!). The worst thing about it was being away from Tyson for so long. Lennox was visibly upset when we would say bye-byes to daddy on Skype… & it broke my heart.
We came home to Tyson, having cleaned the house (complete with fresh flowers), done repairs & painted our bedroom! The day after we got home was Tyson’s birthday & was a milestone for me: I was 100% done with breastfeeding. It is hard to believe I made it 15 months, when I had no expectations at all going into it. That weekend was such a nice reunion & as we started to get back into a routine, we had another little surprise awaiting us. I found out I was PREGNANT… AGAIN. So, I had been meaning to update my blog about my trip, but there was this huge elephant in the room… how could I not mention something that huge? So, after finally getting the okay from hubs to spill the beans, the first thing I wanted to do was write about it.
We found out we were pregnant on the exact same day that we found out with Lennox. Crazy, huh? Two years ago, after having tried to conceive for awhile, Tyson said his birthday wish was that I would get pregnant. We found out the very next day & ironically it had come true. There has always been a joke about being careful what you wish for on your birthday :) so when we woke up the day after Ty’s birthday this year… we had a chuckle about it. It sparked the conversation about having another baby, not thinking in a million years that we would be going to the store & buying a pregnancy test later that day. But for some strange reason, the thought crossed my mind about how weird it would be if I was pregnant & we ended up at Target later that afternoon…. & with a positive pregnancy test later that night. We are super excited, especially to not have to go through the stress of trying to have a baby month after month. God has truly blessed us with another miracle.
I was super worried about dealing with morning sickness & having to run after a toddler 24/7… but again, I have lucked out considerably. I have had a few nauseous days here & there but nothing nothing nothing compared to what I went through last pregnancy. As a matter of fact, this pregnancy has been the polar-opposite of my last one & it is kinda freaking me out! I am the type of person who likes to know what to expect & all these different symptoms (or lack of symptoms) are catching me off-guard. It’s definitely not all roses by any means, but it is so much easier to get through each day. Another harsh reality has been the scale! Last time around, I lost a bunch of weight because I was so sick… having only gained 18lbs TOTAL by the time I delivered. Hahahaha…. that’s def not the case. I went to the doctor today & had to remind myself that this is a whole new ballgame. I feel like I’m 4 months pregnant & I’m only 10 weeks :) My due date was pushed back to March 2nd (Lennox was born on March 11) so they’ll be almost exactly 2 years apart.
PS- Heart rate was 171 today. I think Lennox’s was in the 140’s.
Sooo, now you know the news & why I was avoiding a life update. Hope to have some more updates soon :))