So it has been a while...huh?! I'm sure the last of my readers have given up on me now, but if you are reading this (because you're, of course, considering giving me one last chance), you should know I have good reason for being away. Really good reason, or at least I think so. Let me tell you about it.....
A few weeks ago, about the beginning of February, I began feeling really sick and really, really tired. I took a few days off of work hoping that a little R&R would help, but unfortunately it didn't. I began to wonder if something really bad was going on with me. Or maybe I was feeling a little depressed; I mean, all I was doing was going to work then coming home and getting in bed? (Though, I couldn't really imagine why I would be and if I were, I would feel selfish for being so; I have so much to be thankful for.)
I continued to be sick throughout February and into the week of February break. I decided it may be in my best interest to go see a doctor and stop thinking this would "go away". So I did....
And the good news is - I'm NOT dying, nor am I depressed!
The other good news is - I'm PREGNANT!! Yes, you heard right! No I didn't plan on this, because the only thing I've been planning on is a wedding! A wedding, which will now take back burner to A BABY!! Delayed until 2009...Crazy, huh? Remember when I was on leave from my job from September to December???? Well a leave from work = no insurance and no insurance = no pill and no pill = an unexpected little blessing for Josh and I! We are already at the end of the first trimester. No wonder I''ve been so sick!
A friend of mine, Lindsey, recently began her blog journey. Her second post was titled Life is Unexpected (though I linked to it, the blog only allows approved visitors, so you'll probably have trouble getting in), where she points out that the unexpected things in life are those which make life so exciting. Those words have a different meaning to me now than when I first read them. I would never have expected to be right here, right now, writing this. I like to think of myself as a planner. I schedule things and carry them out based on a plan, but this was something that was just beyond my control! Although this was certainly not part of the plan, we are very excited about our little one and we know that because everything happens for a reason, we are blessed with this enormous gift in a tiny package!
**Be prepared for an odd mix of baby planning/wedding planning posts in the coming months!