By the end of last year I was able to come up with a pretty consistent posting schedule. Then it all came to a halt. What happened?
I got pregnant.
Yep. Pregnancy alone takes up quite a chunk of my time and attention, plus we’ve moved late last year and are still in the process of getting our flat together (which has a whole new sense of urgency now, with a baby on the way). I’ve had my hands full, no doubt, and on top of all of this I got Covid. Right in the middle of my first trimester.
You know what I came to find out those two things combined cause? Extreme exhaustion. I could barely do my regular 9 to 5 job. I really didn’t want to “abandon” this blog since I was on a roll and had so many new posts lined up, but when the body doesn’t want to, the mind can’t do sh*t about it.
Also, I had morning sickness that turns out, doesn’t just happen in the mornings. I had no energy and no patience to wear makeup. Heck, I barely had it in me to just go and take a shower. I felt (and still kind of do) like a big, amorphous blob that doesn’t fit into anything anymore and would rather be sleeping than doing anything else. I slowly came out of that state when Covid symptoms finally went away and we fixed my iron deficiency (pregnancy depletes you of everything), but you’re never really back to normal. I feel like I constantly need a vacation to get caught up on things, and when I do have a vacation I spend it resting and don’t get caught up with anything.
Anyway, I’m much better now. Much bigger too. I’m currently in the middle of my second trimester, and although more tired and with a bigger to do list than ever (nursery decorating, baby gear shopping lists, trying to find childcare), I’m back to normal, as normal as one can be at this point.
I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things. I really miss this.
P.S. – Yes, I’m wearing sneakers in that picture. Don’t judge me. I’m pregnant.