It’s been just about the only thing I’ve been cooking up over here lately…..
Baby # 2 is on the way later this Summer!!!!!!
We are so happy. And excited. And feeling, most of all feeling just so grateful to grow our family.
And, while the joy in my face above^^ is so so very true, and exactly how I feel, I also want to be honest and tell you that it’s been a pretty rough and very intense 4+ months to get to this point of standing upright. Let alone showered and smiling.
As many of you know if you’ve been around here for a while, I was SO VERY sick when I was pregnant with Noah. Until 3rd trimester.
But this? This has been an entirely different level.
I’ll be sharing more later, but wanted to share the real reason why things have been a little slower and quieter around here–I’ve been flat on my back and in and out of the hospital multiple times every week for months with a very extreme but rare condition in pregnancy that 3% of women get. It’s called hyperemesis gravidarum. You can google it, but I’ll just tell you this: it is truly awful, and nothing close to normal “morning sickness”.
Which is why it’s taken me this long to share anything— I am well into 2nd trimester and am *JUST* starting to feel like I’m turning a tiny corner (although very very slowly), and now have a little more bandwidth and vibrancy coming back into my life now to be able to share, vs just trying to just make it through the day.
It makes me cry when I think about how much help and support I’ve needed, and have had in this season. For Kyle — taking on the role of being two parents at once, and running everything in our lives. To my parents especially so– especially my mom, and for helping with Noah when I couldn’t leave bed for months. For the nurses and midwives who were so kind and helpful. For my incredible team running the show at SRH (shoutout to Kate, Jordyn, Susie & Audrey)…. thank you doesn’t even begin to describe it. To my close friends keeping me afloat with daily check ins and voice notes. It has taken more than a village to bring this baby into the world.
Which is always true. But this time, especially so.
So with all the joy and happiness that I do feel, I also just want to say that the journey to growing a family— however that happens— is rarely picture perfect. Or easy.
Babies are true miracles, no matter how they come into their families. The journey can be a physical one, but it’s always a mental, emotional and spiritual one. If you are in a season of waiting, hoping, praying, trying, wondering, or grieving a loss, my heart goes out to you. Everyone’s story is different, and I think the more can all share our real versions of it, the better.
Thank you for being here, and being a part of mine, and a part of our family’s story.
More coming soon! xx