How did this happen?
I was so far ahead for the holidays. Over half of my gifts were purchased, my Christmas cards were selected and just waiting to be addressed, I had arranged with 2 friends to bake holiday goodies to give to neighbors and friends.
I had a few cute sweaters and jeans to get me through the holidays, I am pretty sure I even convinced my hubby to buy those boots I’ve been wanting so badly.
Suddenly, here we are, a mere 3 weeks before Christmas and I am so far behind. We had plans to visit family in West Virginia mid-month, those plans have been cancelled due to illness. Which means I need to get on the ball and wrap and ship gifts. I thought I would have all month to complete the shopping for my family, I’m a week into December and I have NOTHING to show for it except 3 empty boxes of tissue and a new-found love for Luden’s cough drops.
I have really debated if or when I should share our latest news, and I finally decided that as a blogger the whole point is to take my readers on a ride with me through my life. So… here it goes…
We’re 8 weeks pregnant. I type this with tears in my eyes because it is something that my husband and I have prayed for, worked for, and are immensely thankful for. But I should also say that we have had misfortune in the past, so we are very cautiously optimistic. And I’ve had a little complication thus far, but we are doing everything we can to address the issues and pray for a healthy pregnancy. But this little development has meant NO drugs for my horrible, terrible, awful cold that my husband gave me. (You’ll note that I will always mention who gave me this cold, because I’m very bitter about it). It has also meant a good bit of bed rest.
As for those jeans and cute sweaters? Well, my friends have told me that belly bands may get me through the holidays, but not much is zipping comfortably. And if my feet grow by a size like all my girlfriends have said they may, my brand new boots will go to waste. And that just makes me sad.
So, my blog has suffered as have my Christmas plans. So, please forgive my sporadic posts. And Karla (the winner of the pecan tassies), please forgive my delay in baking the tassies, but I have a new-found aversion to smells of anything baking, roasting, frying, boiling, microwaving, toasting, brewing… pretty much any kitchen smell at this point is not my friend. I also hate the smell of any tobacco products, perfume, cologne, dog food, candles, air sprays, etc…
I appreciate all of the support I receive from the readers of this blog, I feel like each of you is a friend. I love hearing from you and getting to know each of you. Thank you for making this blog more than just a writing assignment, it’s a letter to my friends.
I would love to hear what smells you hated most when you all were pregnant. And what foods you craved. Thus far, I crave grapefruit and ginger ale. (Why not cheesecake and filet mignon???).
I hope to post a little more regularly, but please forgive me if there’s another pause.
Here’s to only good news from here forward. Cheers.