Hi friends and happy turkey week! Thanks for not jumping ship due to my lack of blogging. I absolutely love having this outlet to share, vent, or babble whenever I choose. And though my posting has ALWAYS been sporadic, I tend to retreat back when it feels right. So hallelujah, today is that day!
Also,, I pinky swore my husband that I would write another blog post before Thanksgiving. So there’s that 😉
- Our baby-to-be.
As many of you have already seen via Facebook, we are excited to officially announce that Baby C 2.0 will be making it’s arrival in early April!! I will eventually dedicate an entire post to how things have been going, but after many months of trying, we finally got the amazing news that we were expecting at the end of July. As of yesterday, I’m 21 weeks and the secret keeping is definitely dunzo! The bump is here to stay. I feel so blessed to be able to carry a second babe, and can’t wait to meet him/her this spring!
- My health.
During my last pregnancy, I had a very short window of time that I felt comfortable exercising (d/t nausea, fatigue, and general discomfort). This time around, I have been much more active, continuing to run (I finished the Freep Half Marathon at 16 weeks!) and strength train at home and at the gym. I’m so grateful to have the ability to sweat, which will hopefully benefit both baby and I in the months (+ years to come).
- Our family.
Though we don’t see each other as often as we’d like due to distance, this time of year brings to light the importance of all the family in our lives. My mama and I talk on the phone daily and the group texts between my parents, brothers and myself never cease to keep me entertained. Not to mention the selfless gifts that come our way more often than not. These are my people and without them, I’d be one lost soul.
- Our friends.
This past Sunday, we hosted our first annual Friendsgiving with some of our closests. We feasted over turkey and all the fixin’s while our four kiddos played their hearts out together. These people are literally a part of our everyday lives and we are so grateful to have them so close. They are truly an extension of our family. Three of us ladies are expecting a little one in 2016 (and an unpictured one just had her 2nd baby yesterday!!) and god willing our group will only continue to grow in the years to come!
Of course, all of my friends are not here in Indy, so to those I haven’t seen or spoken to in awhile, I think of you often and am always so grateful for your friendship, near or far.
- Nick, Emery, Allie + Lucy.
My day-to-day wouldn’t exist without any one of them. And though it’s not possible to put into words what they bring to my life, everything seems like the appropriate response.
That about does it. I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and encourage ya’ll to take a minute and reflect on the things that truly make you happy. Trust me,, it’s worth it and will bring a world of smiles to your face 🙂