Monday, May 3, 2010

Change

Well, life is strange sometimes. I hadn't anticipated this moment coming so soon, but it has. It's been an eventful couple of weeks... okay. Several months, really. And it's all taking it's toll on me right now. We found out a few weeks ago that we're pregnant. We're expecting our third baby sometime in December. It's pretty monumental and life altering and just ... I don't know how to describe it.

Pregnancy hits me pretty hard, at least at first. Morning sick and I are friends all day long. And with a three year old and an 18 month old, it's pretty exhausting. I've tried to keep up with writing and blogging and all the stuff that comes with it, but I just don't have the energy to devote to it right now.  It makes me kind of sad, but I've decided to take a break for a while. I'll still fit in writing time when I can, but I really don't have any idea how often that will be. I don't want to put any unrealistic expectations on myself. I want to cherish this time with my kids and getting ready for a new one.

It's funny. I'm sitting here crying about it, but I'm really happy. It's exciting. I just never expected to have such mixed emotions about taking a break. Blame it on the hormones, I guess. So, I'll see you when I see you. Stop by every once in a while. I'm sure that I won't be able to just back out completely. And I will be coming back as soon as I feel more balanced and energized.

Thanks, every one, for being part of my life. I hope you stick around. I like you!

12 comments:

KarenG said...

Congratulations! Been there many times. I totally understand the tears and the smiles.

Talli Roland said...

Congratulations! Yay!

Don't worry about us - we'll be here! Just take care of yourself and your family. :)

Stephanie McGee said...

Congratulations! All the best to you and yours. The blogosphere will still be around when you're feeling better so don't worry about us.

Sandy Shin said...

Yay, congratulations! That's such a happy, wonderful news.

Krista V. said...

Big congratulations! And by all means, take a break. As Stephanie pointed out, we'll all still be here when you're ready for a reboot.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Wow! What a wonderful blessing to bring a child into the world. Thanks for sharing.

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats!! - and remember, family always comes first. Do what you need to for them and YOU :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

How wonderful!!! Congrats!!
You take care of yourself. we'll be here. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Best of luck, Kayeleen. And congratulations! We'll be thinking of you :) :) :)

The Jackson Two said...

I'm excited for you! our little ones will be only 2 months apart or so!! and we'll be neighbors, if all the paperwork turns out well!!! TAKE CARE and let us know if we can help you.

Jody Hedlund said...

Wow, Kayeleen! I can totally understand your comment on my blog post from Monday! First, congratulations! Over the years I've realized just what a blessing each pregnancy is and each child God gives me. And second, I truly think you're doing the right thing in taking some pressure off yourself at this stage in your life. I took many years off from serious writing after the birth of my twins. When I picked it back up, I was so much richer and ready.

Take care! And God bless!

prashant said...

Congratulations! Yay!
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