Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I'll be a Mommy Soon Enough!

Hello Everyone!

I have some updates on my current pregnancy situation. So as you know from my recent post, they have had me on light bed rest for the past week. Well, they are also planning on inducing me at 39 weeks. Well guess what? 39 weeks is this Saturday and they have scheduled my induction for Sunday! So Sometime early next week I will be able to add Mommy to my list of occupations.

I'm not even sure how to feel at this point. I feel like I've been pregnant forever that I don't think it has even hit me yet. It will probably hit me like a ton of bricks once we are on our way there. Who knows.

How has this last week of pregnancy felt? Tiring. Half the time I want to nap, but when I'm not napping--no matter how tired I am-- I have the strongest urge to nest. Seriously, the nesting bug is real and there is no getting rid of it once it hits you.

That does mean that I have a clean house, finally! At least as clean as I am comfortable with. We still have some work to do in the studio room and some boxes laying around while we wait for recycling week to come.

BUT, we did finally finish something that was loooong over due.

Ta Da!

After weeks and weeks of struggling, we... I mean Patrick, has finally finished the nursery. I could not be more pleased with this cuteness! 

So from now until next week, all we can do is wait. Maybe Baby Elliott will make his appearance before this weekend; I could only hope. If not, by this time next week, I'll have a baby in my arms!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Baby Elliott Due Any Day!

I have been terrible at updating this blog that is for sure! If you follow me on any of my social media, then you already know that Patrick and I will be welcoming our first son, Elliott, here in just a short amount of weeks!

I have been extremely blessed that my pregnancy progressed well, with the small exception that Elliott tried to make his appearance a little too early last week and now I have been put on maternity leave and light bedrest while I wait for him to come.

I wanted to apologize because I have made so many promises of a book release and it hasn't happened yet. Mainly because if you look at my work schedule, you will wonder how I have even managed to make it this far. Seriously, I've been working avg 42 hours all year. On the week of 4th of July, I worked 38 hours just in 4 days. On top of that, it takes nearly an hour to travel to work and back because of traffic. By the time dinner is done, I eat, and do some light cleaning, I just want to relax on the couch with my loving husband. Of course now I am on bed rest, so I don't have a good excuse. So know that a release is coming, but I'm not making any promises on a date until the book is out of it's first edits.

I know that parenthood is upon me and it will be even harder to squeeze in the necessary time to write; however I want you all to know that writing is a huge part of my life and I will fight more than anything to get that time to continue to work on my WIPs. I would love more than anything for writing to be my income. Not only would it help me spend more hours daily on a a novel, but I would get to spend time with my son. Who doesn't want to be able to stay home and snuggle with their little baby?

I will keep everyone updated on Elliott's impending arrival. I'm super stoked to become a mother. It is a huge life change, but one I have wanted for the longest time. Please keep us in your thoughts and thank you all who have been patiently waiting on me.