A Well Needed Update: Life, The Baby, and Possible Move

So it seems like it was ages between blogging about Christmas and then jumping into Valentine's Day.  But really it was only a two week break, it just felt so much longer.  I forget how much I love and sometimes need this blog and online community.  Having the time off makes me want to come back to this space more intentionally when I can.

// Since the last time I shared about life happenings, we made our trip out to the east coast to see about my husband's possible job transfer.  While my normal self would usually take the opportunity to write a whole post about the trip, I find myself quiet about it.

The trip was good but hard.  I was much more emotional than I thought I would be and plus I was getting over a bad case of the flu.  On top of being pregnant, it was a little crazy.  I will share some posts on the touristy things we did as well as share about our weekend trip to Washington DC.  But besides that we are still processing everything.  We have not made a decision yet and there are still some big unknowns we are waiting to hear about before we decide.

The trip served it's purpose - we were able to get to know the area, check out where he would be working, figured out where we would want to live, and really just get a feel of what life would be like there.  There are a lot of great aspects about moving but the whole moving away from family part is so hard.  Once we make a decision, I will share more details.  But until then we don't know much and are just waiting on when that decision will be made more clear.  It is hard to wait but it is helping me appreciate each day that we have here in our current home and life.

// The baby seems to be doing well.  I am now at eighteen weeks and we hope that we will be finding out the gender at our next appointment!  I am feeling a lot better - over the morning sickness and my three bouts of winter time illnesses are finally over.  It was a long winter of feeling sick but with the sun coming out and warmer weather appearing here in Sacramento, I think I'm starting to get a bit of spring fever!  I almost feel like a new woman!

You may also notice in the above photo that we are no longer sleeping on a futon!  What!?  I know.  It's been a good six years on that baby but once I got pregnant I needed a real mattress.  So we switched our futon with our guest bed.  The bed is just slightly smaller than the futon which is why we hadn't switched it earlier.  But it really makes a difference and having a real bed with a headboard makes our room look even better!

It is one of those things that we did early on, before many people knew about the pregnancy.  So now it just feels like old news.  I will try to take some proper photos of it to share.  But if anything, you are now informed!

// Besides that, our back fence blew over in a storm while we were out of town.  It is still in process of being fixed.  Then our hard rive crashed along with a series of other family mishaps that included needing my husband's help in fixing.  I have been switching up the house again, using what I have, but making the space feel more bright and colorful.  And so in a nutshell, that is what I have been up to the past month and why I have not been posting on a regular basis.

It is a reality that I will eventually have a baby and will not be able to keep up with the blog like I used to.  But please do not let my silence fool you into thinking I have walked away.  I will be around sporadically, which really is how I have blogged for years.  But there is a piece of me that struggles with being away too long.  Partly from a professional, I have to keep up my pageviews way, but also I miss this community sort of way as well.

I promise to never leave my blog for Instagram - something so tempting at times.  But if I can rationalize wasting time on Instagram, surely I have the time to write a real blog post!

So anyways, all this rambling to say, this is what life has been like these days and I look forward to continuing to share this journey of an unknown upcoming year - finding contentment, creativity, and joy wherever life ends up taking me!  xo