Friday, March 15, 2013

Super Secret Project

I know. I know. I said I was going to post every week, but I have a good reason why I’ve been MIA. No, seriously. It’s really good.

I’ve been working on a super secret project—one that has taxed every bone in my body and zapped all my mental strength. I’d like to say it’s been fun, but for the most part it’s been absolute misery. It’s one of those projects that starts off terrible, eases up in the middle, then gets really uncomfortable before you get this AWESOME reward at the end.

You guys are so smart to guess it right…Yep…I’m pregnant J

We can throw confetti and strike up the band, because when my mom asked, “On purpose?” The answer was YES. This is number four for me and my hubby. My youngest is eight, so that’s a big gap, but what can you do?

I love writing, but if I had to say what my number one mission in this world is, it would be my kids. Although they may debate that idea around bed time (I’m kind of mean).

So I haven’t been online much, and only writing sporadically, but both are hard to do with your head in the toilet. Go ahead, try it—I dare you. I’ve been crazy sick with this baby, tons more than with the others. Here are the highlights: 24/7 nausea, repertory infections, forced bed rest, early contraction—and I’m only at 16 weeks. Heaven help me.

My baby the size of a gummy bear.
Don't blink or you will miss it.
I wish I was more like Cassie and I could pop out 9 books, one for each month I was with child and then sell them all the day my baby was born J Or like Erin Summerill who, I would bet my last nickel, ran at least one marathon while pregnant with each of her five kids. Tell me if I’m wrong someone. No, I’m the lame one who is sick all the time and people wonder if they have died.

So long story short, I haven’t died (even though I’ve wanted to) and I miss all of you and your wonderful energy. Now that I’m in my second trimester I’ll try to do better, but I’m making no promises.


P.S. I need to send a public shout out to the amazing Emily King. We started working on a project together before all of this started and she’s been the best friend to me. She patiently listens to my whiny texts and doesn’t complain when I am a week or two…or three late with a chapter or critique. I love you girl J
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