I haven’t written on here because all I want to write about is
WHERE WE ARE MOVING
but we don’t “officially” have the orders yet. Hai slow military life. And I’m nervous I’ll jinx it or have to come back and say, “Never mind, we got El Paso again.”
It’s so monumental in life to move that it’s kind of all consuming. Oh, and I’m alone with a preschooler all day so there’s also that. I tend to think about things that are coming to pull me through the looooong days without Sam.
12 more days by the way. He’s been gone 5 weeks.
Really, other than doctor and therapist appointments that keep me driving 45 minutes across town 3-4 days a week, playdates, and the occasional “I’m going to die from the nausea today” – nothing much has been going on. We have a high wind advisory and it’s crazy out right now. Nothing like high wind in a place 98% dust.
So tomorrow I will need to get out a broom.
Bella and I have settled into a routine for the most part. It’s not easy with just her and I – then throw in being sick – but we’re making it work. How funny that this was one of my biggest fears about the military. That Sam would have to leave and I’d be pregnant and sick. It happened. I made it. We survived. I managed to get out and do things too.
Since switching to a high risk OB and perinatologist, my stress level about this pregnancy has been lowered a lot. Weekly ultrasounds and checkups make me feel a lot more comfortable that we’re on top of anything going wrong. I’m really happy with my choice. Baby is measuring right on track to what I charted (thank you Fertility Friend) and because my peri has a 3/4D ultrasound at each appointment we should know soon what this one is.
The majority of my pregnancy is on Babble, military life is on Military Family, work life is on Liberating Working Moms. I’ll admit, sometimes it leaves very little to be on here. I feel guilty about that, having been on the other side of actually being paid to write and knowing that people can be harsh when your blog takes a hit for other places online. I remind myself that this is my space to be me – completely. The others, however, come first because they pay my hefty student loans and the other “surprise” extras that continually get thrown our way. What I earn makes a real difference in our life, so I have to take that as a priority at times.
Maybe one day this blog will just explode so huge that my 3 ads will pay it all. lol
Hopefully I’ll be able to post on here next week about where we’re headed and when! xo
- 13 Weeks Pregnant: Stats, Symptoms, and Pics - the end of this 13th week with a wrap up in pictures!
- Not Just for Gender: 6 Questions to Ask at Your Ultrasound for CHD Detection - partnering up with Cora’s Story for Congenital Heart Defect awareness. If you’re pregnant – you must read.
- Goodbye First Tri: A Look Back in Pictures - first tri is gone and done, but what a 3 months it was.
- Rent vs Own: Housing in the Military - why we chose not to buy again for a while, and every day are thankful for that decision.