Monday, July 13, 2015

Baby Talk

I've been pretty absent from blogging over the past six or seven months because...

I'm pregnant!!

Boyfriend and I are expecting a baby boy in late September!

Everything went according to our plan:

We got engaged in D.C. in December.

After three months off the pill and three months of taking prenatal vitamins to prepare my body, I began ovulating the first week of January. We were very lucky and we got pregnant right away!

It was particularly challenging to motivate myself to keep up with this blog for a number of reasons. For one, I had pretty bad morning sickness and really low energy levels during my first trimester. I was sick all of the time, I was repulsed by many of my favorite foods, and finding the energy to cook was just out of the question. Boyfriend did a lot of taking care of me while I  tried to keep it together enough to make it to work and school.

After my first trimester passed, I was thrown into a whirlwind second trimester, which also happened to the final quarter of my undergraduate education. I was working my normal job, going to school full time, working part time at a family services organization internship, working as a teaching assistant for psychological statistics, and working on two separate research projects with a couple of my professors. Luckily my sickness had subsided (mostly!) and I had enough energy to pull this off before graduating. It was all worth it, and at the end of June, I walked away with two degrees. I walked across the stage at graduation 5 months pregnant, with an extreme need to pee. 

That brings us to the here an now. I'm 30 weeks pregnant, just went to the first of three baby showers for the summer, and I'm really starting to feel like a baby hippo.

Now that school is out, Boyfriend and I finally have time to start getting ready to bring our son home in ten weeks. I even found a second to make a blog post! Maybe I'll actually find time to cook or bake something before I shoot this kid out, too!!

This blog has always been mostly for me. Its always been a weird way for me to document the most important adventures I have and to keep an online recipe book. Occasionally, I'll post an idea or two for Pinterest, but mostly it's been a way for me to remain accountable to myself while I let all of the other parts of my life pull me in a million different directions. This blog is a simple way to keep me in a solid state, I guess. 

So I'm going to try my best to keep up with occasional posts, even if they're not food-related. Because once this baby comes, I'm going to need a way to stay solid and grounded more than I ever have in my entire life.