Hello, January 2017!! It’s been soooo long since I have even been on my site. so many things have been going on and I have really changed and maneuvered a lot of things in my life. One of them? My blog. I have really been contemplating if I should delete my entire site and start from scratch or if I should keep everything the way it is and just nice it up a little. I’m still a little indecisive. Knowing me, I like a fresh start, but we will see. I will be changing the name of my blog and changing the appearance of it-FOR SURE! I think it is time for a change and now that I have a few more things under control and content, I can really get to work on this little project.
A few changes are under way already! I am due with our second baby girl on Friday January 27th. YES! That’s this Friday, BUT according to how things are going now-I will be having this baby in either a few days or in the next 12 hours. That’s right! I’m in labor right now! Early labor that is. (I’ll do a birth story later on.) I am super excited! The bags have been packed since Christmas! Second thing…I’m transitioning into becoming a minimalist. This is something that has really been thought about and I am ready to take that big step. I have already begun in our bedroom.
I will be adding a pop color. Maybe a rose gold, pink, or even a red. Of course, I have to keep my husband’s feelings in mind and not make it too girly. I have already gone thru my closet and donated a TON of clothes. I have watched YouTube videos and read some blogs on minimalism. I don’t want to get too much into it, but this is just a snippet of the “new” things to come. All of the rooms in our home will have the same colors, just in different styles.
I am currently 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I lost my mucus plug over the course of 3 weeks ago and have Braxton Hicks since then. Nothing too drastic. I still have been going to the gym and eating right. Although, it has been a struggle and I have had my “lazy” moments, I still have to find some type of motivation. I have been suffering from insomnia for the past month and it has not been fun. AT ALL! Many bathroom trips in the wee hours of the morning and many restless nights. I’m sure once this baby comes, it’ll all be worth it! I’ve had a very good pregnancy-by far and I’m praying my labor and delivery is the same. I’ve been, religiously, taking my RRLT (Red Raspberry Leaf Tea) pills. 6 a day. 2 with 3 meals. I began taking them when I was 28 weeks along. They have not caused me any problems and are said to strengthen the uterus and prepare it for contractions. I’ve read the pros and cons on taking this supplement. Both for the tea and capsules. I took a mixture of both at the beginning, but once I hit 32 weeks, I was strictly taking the pills.
Last, but not least…My Life
Well, I quit working about a month ago. I had to get our home ready and get my body mentally prepared. I have enjoyed the time I have gotten to spend with my baby girl and my husband. We moved into a bigger place, transitioned into the civilian world, both started a new semester of school, and preparing for the little one. So, a lot has been going on. I don’t know what I would have done if I was still working. During this time, I have managed to mature and really focus on what my life is about and what I want out of it. I have lost a few friends along the way, become more spiritual and mindful, and have learned to appreciate everything I have. Transitioning into minimalism has taking effect into that as well. Sometimes, I just need a little clarity, but I wasn’t getting that because I was being pulled in every direction and never allowed myself time for MYSELF. Everything happens for a reason and whatever reason it may be-I am grateful.
I feel like I have time to focus on things that I want to focus on. I will be a mommy of two, going to school full time, potty training a toddler, preparing for our toddler’s 2nd birthday, renewing our wedding vows after 10 years of marriage, and looking into nursing school. I have a busy, but beautiful year ahead of me and I am ready. Not to mention, turning the “dirty 30” this year. By the time this is published, I’m hoping I will be doing one of 3 things:
- in labor
- holding our bundle of joy
I’ll keep posting! Keep watch for my social media accounts!