Monday, March 9, 2015

A bit of news.

For those of you who may not have heard the news yesterday over on my Instagram account, we're finally ready to spill the beans: we're expecting baby #2!

I'm 14 weeks along, and our little bundle of awesome will be joining us sometime in the beginning of September. Dan and I are very excited. Oswin seems thus far unimpressed. 

This time around has definitely been different so far: with Oswin I felt like death from weeks 6-18.5, not even trusting myself to walk down the street by myself for fear of dizzyness and fainting. I've had my first trimester moments this time for sure, and by 4 PM I'm pretty much useless due to fatigue, but I've been able to stay a lot more active earlier on and for that I am very thankful. 

Pregnancy and blogging are a funny thing. I find it difficult to blog when I have a big secret to keep, because my mind becomes consumed by said secret, and writing about anything else feels like I'm just taking up virtual space WHEN ALL I WANT TO DO IS TALK ABOUT BABIES. 

That's not entirely true, but mostly. I hate keeping secrets from people and feel that I fail a bit as a friend when I have one to keep. But now I feel like this huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and I can talk about babies and travel and food and expat life with a clear and honest mind. 

(Sidenote: this does not mean that future blogging breaks should be taken as me being knocked up. Don't forget that I sometimes get lazy. But in this case, yeah, je suis enceinte fo' sure.)

Spring is upon us, as is the "golden period of pregnancy," so let's hope this good weather and fortune continue. I'm excited for this second round of pregnancy, welcoming a new bundle, and transitioning to a family of four. Thanks for following along!

A la prochaine friends...