I have started so many blogs and never do anything with them. I'm hoping that with Abby coming (soon, I hope) this will be an easy way to post updates and pictures once she's here. Accessible to everyone and no email for me! Everyone who knows me knows I hate email. it stresses me out.
This pregnancy has been hard. I'm extremely grateful for this baby, don't get me wrong, it's just been much more difficult than I ever dreamed. I've had EVERY symptom in the books, a mysterious rash that was excruciatingly itchy and required soooo many Dr. visits to diagnose, never ending nausea, back/neck issues... seriously, you name it, I've had it.
For me I think the biggest surprise has been the effect the CP has had. I hadn't considered it because I tend to ignore it. I don't usually have issues related to the cp. However It does cause exhaustion because I have to work a little harder to get my muscles to do what I want. So, you pair that with the fatigue that pregnancy brings and things just get... ugh. I mean, I work full time. Most days I got up, was sick for at least an hour, got ready for work (which is supposed to start at 6), had to play catch up most days because sickness took so much of my work day. I'd get home around 4 or 5 and Sam needs a walk-food-attention, dinner had to be made, I'd get sick again, Mikal worked as late as possible so we could start getting ready So by the time he got here we were both exhausted and literally went to bed and maybe watched some TV.
I just wanted to share, I'm not complaining... I'd gladly do it all again. We've waited sooo long for this. I just wanted everyone to understand why I haven't been "Miss communication". It's just not been the easiest 8 months for me.
I can't wait to meet our daughter! Mikal and I are both so excited. Freaking out a tiny bit because there is still so much to do, but at the same time, wishing she would come tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing him with her. He's so sweet when he talks about his 'princess'.
It's been so awesome to have all the excitement and support from friends and family. My mom and stepmother have been awesome to answer my questions and call after Dr. Appointments and such. Everyone has listened to me complain and cry and have been so supportive throughout, understanding why I've been a hermit. I love you guys. I'm so thrilled that this lil girl is going to have so many people waiting to love and welcome her to the world!