May 17, 2012

Barefoot ... and Pregnant!

I have the best excuse ever for my absence from blogging, from my friendships, from my housekeeping, my hobbies, and my life over the past two months:

Nekos and I are expecting a baby at the end of November!!!!

And we are going to figure out a way to take care of two kids without imploding. I mean, we totally are ... right? I have been pleading with God that this baby be an easier baby than Tessa was/is. That would rock so hard. If not, we know how to handle a demanding/sassy/bossy/picky (not to mention totally captivating) baby, too. We got this.

We had an ultrasound this morning and saw the baby kicking around and heard that very reassuring heartbeat. During a doctor's appointment on Monday he hadn't been able to pick up a heartbeat, and I was worried sick.

Today I feel the happiest I have in months.

That might not be saying a lot though. I have been in misery for the past two months. I'm not just saying that for hyperbole's sake. The all-day morning sickness has usurped my life, and I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a meal. I actually lost weight during the first trimester. And I've had to boil my life down to two priorities: Take care of Tessa or make sure that someone else is taking good care of her, and get my work done. Even when I'm sick, the bills need paying.

One upside? My boobs are amazing. 

But I miss my friends, I miss my hobbies, and I miss my life! But hopefully the nausea will subside soon; I'm three months pregnant today. And we are so very happy to be able to finally spill these beans!