Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Discussions Only We Know: Announcement

Discussions Only We Know

I'm Pregnant

After eighteen months of prayer and trying, Husband and I can finally announce that we are expecting an addition to our family in October 2015. We are beyond excited to start this new journey. Some people have no problems getting pregnant. But that's not the story for all. Having been on the side of trying month after month and seeing friends and family announcing their good news, I know that there is a good chance that someone may be reading this that is in the same place I've been. There are a lot of stars that have to align for this miracle to occur no matter how quick/easy or long/hard the process may seem. Don't give up hope. God is good, all the time--even when the answer is "no" or "not right now." We still have many weeks to go, but I am trying to be anxious for nothing, but take everything to God in prayer with thanksgiving so that His peace which passes all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. I'm so thankful that God led Husband and I to each other because there's no one else I'd rather be going on this journey with.

That being said...will this affect my blog? Well...Initially I'd say "of course not!" But it's already started to affect me. For one, I've been SO TIRED! It has not been uncommon for me to sleep 11-13 hours at a time within the last twelve weeks. So that's not really conducive to reading. I'll pick up a book, and in minutes I'm passed out. Plus, I've mentioned the reading slump that I've been in over the last three months, and now maybe it'll make a little bit more sense why. I can't stay awake, and while I'm slightly more emotional, I think I'm more irritable than prone to tears. This leaks into my reading, too, making the little things become more annoying, bigger things.

Ideally, I'll get back on track. Now that I'm pretty much out of the first trimester, I hope to get some energy back soon. I don't foresee Somewhere Only We Know suffering too much. I might be more accepting of needing a break every now and then in the future, but I've been trying to pay attention to that in order to avoid burn out for a while now.

I know I posted this announcement in the form of a Discussion Only We Know post, but I don't guess there's much to discuss as I don't really have any questions for you guys. I'm just really excited to share this news with you all!

20 comments:

  1. Congrats Sandy. That is great, exciting news! Good Luck in your journey!

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  2. Congratulations! That is so exciting. I pray that everything goes well! <3

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  3. Congratulations! Don't feel at all pressured - just relax! :D

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  4. Congratulations! That is so exciting. I am really happy for you. I think about my pregnancies a lot and I wouldn't have missed them for the world. The good and bad, it is the only time I really marveled at the awesome power of being a woman. Women are just so amazing!

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  5. Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS SANDY! I'm so excited for you! Not what I was expecting at all for your announcement, but it's way better than anything I could have thought of. :D :D Like someone else said, don't worry yourself too much about the blog. Your and your baby's health are more important. :D

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  6. Congrats to you and your husband! How exciting!

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  7. i`m super excited for you. Real life with family take priority over online. I love you posts (even though i haven`t been as active commenting) and look forward to you posting updates.

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  8. Haha! Thanks Lola! I figured it wouldn't be something most people would be expecting. I've definitely been sneaking in the extra sleep. Thanks for all of your support!

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  9. Thanks so much Amanda! We appreciate all prayers that we can get!

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  10. Thanks Laura! I've been slowly accepting that I might have to slow down for a while, and I think I'm finally okay with that. Thanks again!

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  11. Thanks Karen! I'm really excited to experience it all. And I can't wait to meet my little one!

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  12. Thanks Rachel! :) I figured people wouldn't be expecting this as my announcement. But I'm glad it's a better one than you expected! :) I'm definitely having to accept that my body needs rest and even though reading isn't a high energy activity, I just can't always stay awake--especially at the end of a long work day. Thanks again!

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  13. That's so true Ashley! Thanks so much for your kind words! I don't foresee cutting back on the blog too much, but we'll see. Thanks again!

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  14. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveApril 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    I think I forgot to comment on this post... Oh yes....the challenge of "blogging with kids"....it's a biggie. I don't think you will (much), but I wouldn't stress over it. Realize going in to it that your blogging and reading time will severely be cut down and go with the flow of the new adventure and it'll all be good. :-)

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  15. Congrats! That's awesome news! I had no idea what to expect from your announcement, but I sure didn't expect this. It must be awesome to be finally pregnant after trying for so long.
    This certainly explains your reading slump as well. I hope you can get some extra sleep these months and even if you post less now and then, we'll still be here.

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  16. Congratulations Sandy! That's amazing news. I am really happy for you and your husband. :)

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  17. YAY -- congratulations. I'm so happy for you and your husband!! This is a really special time in your life and you should be sure to enjoy it -- the blogging can be fit in when you feel like it.

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