Christmas is around the corner and I hope you are looking forward to it as much as I am!
I thought it’s time for me to write a post update as you may have noticed my lack of activities on the blog and social media over the last few months.
Truth is, I had to take some time away from the digital world to find myself again in the real world. The last few months have been really a strange, crazy, scary, at times depressing and lonely but at the same time wonderful and incredible. Something big happened to me and I guess I never knew how much it would have impacted me on a personal and emotional.
I cut my hair…
Kidding. Well actually, I did cut my hair but that wasn’t the reason for all the drama.
I’m having a baby.
Yes, a baby!
Some days I still don’t believe it.
Some days I pretend that nothing has changed.
But there is nothing like pregnancy sickness and seeing your growing belly that zaps you back to reality. That you have another human growing in your body.
This whole experience has made me realised how little I know, and how little people (or at least my friends and family) talk about the emotional and mental rollercoaster associated with pregnancy. From trying to get pregnant, getting pregnant, and being pregnant. I wish someone had told me how tough it can be. Yes, pregnancy is wonderful, joyful, miraculous and all that jazz, but it is also very challenging. I wish someone had warned me how hard it can be. I could have been more prepared.
But here I am now. I’ve survived the first trimester (it was awful, there I said it). But now, my pregnancy sickness has subsided and I’m feeling better and more like myself now… I’m on week 18 now and the baby is proofing nicely for autumn arrival. I watched it grew from a beating spot on the screen to now a fully fledged foetus with eyes and ears, and fingers and toes!
I’m starting to ‘show’ a bit and looking more and more pregnant every day. I still have mixed feelings with the changes happening to my body – I love rubbing my growing belly but.…I can’t say I love the additional ‘cushion’ developing here and there. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to the third trimester, to Christmas, to spending more time with Missa the dog, Nat the husband, and working on my new passion project – balcony gardening. I’m looking forward to sharing more of my garden with you in the future.
Anyway, if you’re still here, I just want to give you an immense and heartfelt thank you! Thank you for being such patient and loyal readers. Thank you for your email replies, likes, comments, tags, recipe-remakes, for everything. Thank you for making this blog feels like a worthwhile endeavour and thank you for being part of my life journey.
2019 will sure be a big year for me, I hope it will be for you too! In the meantime,
I wish you a very Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year. Take care my friends!