It’s a loaded question that I’m happy a few have asked. *feeling loved*
I still post tidbits on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat (?mnrtv)) but it seems my website has been neglected. I actually lost some of my zeal for writing after August 2014, and even more so with the ongoing uprise regarding social injustices.
But I did try to post every few months…especially about travel. With all the turmoil in the world, I knew 2015 needed to be a year for self-care and just letting go of burdens I didn’t have to solely bear.
While teaching 2nd graders by day and college students some evenings…starting a second Tumblr and Twitter page to laugh (read: cry) about dating site woes (spawned from an ongoing discussion amongst twitter friends and I)…
…I basically just haven’t made time to post here. ?
I have taken time to write occasionally for local publications (DELUX and St. Louis American), Naturally Happy Hair, and even had a chance to sit on a panel due to my articles this past October.
And I keep my T-shirt sites going:
*whispers* But besides that, I’ve just been baking a baby.
You read right.
A baby girl is in my belly twisting and turning and giving mommy heartburn. ?
It’s been a very good pregnancy overall, so I’m not complaining about the heartburn. I’ll have to check with my doctor to see if I can take Zantac to help calm it down on the bad days.
I had a slightly rough first trimester. It wasn’t due to traditional morning sickness of throwing up, but my stomach was sour every morning for the first few weeks. Then it moved to midday, then it was evenings. I lost 5 pounds because I couldn’t eat like I wanted to. I wondered how I would get through the day of teaching kids feeling that way and chomping on Tums like Skittles. I was also suuuuuuuuper tired. I’m used to being on the go, but the first trimester fatigue was no joke. My numbers on my Nike+ Running app suffered.
- Yes, I’m continuing to run and doing light arm workouts.
- Yes, my doctor says it’s okay because it was already part of my routine pre-pregnancy.
- Yes, I plan to attempt to breastfeed and workout (when I can) after the baby is born.
- No, I don’t plan on walking around with baby weight on me because I will need to fit back into my work clothes once I go back!
Back to the fatigue. I snapped VERY HARD on someone who questioned the possibility regarding my claim of exhaustion when I wasn’t even showing yet (as if the two are somehow correlated).
Do. Not. Ever. Question a pregnant woman about the symptoms she’s experiencing because she cannot be responsible for how her hormones will respond to you.
You’ve been warned.
I have, however, been enjoying the spoiling from my loving family and friends. From, “Here, have my seat…” to “Let me help you with that.” I know it all ends on June 18 when this child enters the world and people forget my name, but I shall happily milk this cow up until that very day!
And while I love writing what I want to write here on my blog, my focus has changed since that life-altering, shocking realization on October 9th that I’d be a mom. I’ve been busy buying a home for the little one and me, making sure it is protected with a similar home warranty arizona plan that’s in our area, reading up on motherhood, preparing her space, and much more! It doesn’t mean I won’t keep this going, because I have paid up through 2018…so stick with me to see what’s next!