I cannot blame my frequent absence from blogland on just the cold weather. It also stems from feeling so awful for the most wonderful reason. Since my health is unreliable, I did not even want to say anything at this point despite my being in the second trimester. However, Jeff cannot contain his excitement, so you're bound to see it on a billboard soon enough.
Sinus surgery in April and two months of antibiotics/steroids threw my system into a nearly uncontrollable tailspin; I was even losing my hair because of it. It's encouraging to see that my hard work at improving my health and our months (actually more like a year) of disappointment finally led to good news. Finally.
Admittedly, I have felt like absolute dog poop the past few months, but I have spent so many years feeling like dog poop that I can tolerate and even smile about feeling so horrible for such a blessing. My mantra has become "as long as the kid is healthy," and that helps me power through all of the unpleasantries that pregnancy has dropped in my lap. I can handle anything as long as this kid comes out healthy and happy.
After we told family and really close friends,
here's how we announced it to everyone else on Facebook:
And then I created a second one for good measure.
I actually made both announcements in PowerPoint and saved the slides as images. PowerPoint is my favorite way to make these kinds of things. Gosh, I am such a teacher. Also, I found both fonts on Pinterest. The first font ("after months of disappointment...") is called Forever and Always. The second font is called DK Carte Blanche. The month is Simon Script, and the date is ForgetMeNot. The dress is from Old Navy ;)