A new chapter

It has been a very long time since I last posted, I didn't really feel like I had much going on in life to post about and the urge to open up the computer to write just wasn't there anymore. Today I'm in the mood to write so here I am.

A lot has happened since I last wrote on the blog, I started a new job working at the factory where Brent works. I started working there having a good maternity leave in mind, even though we were only thinking about starting to "try" at the end of the year, I wanted to get a head start and put in the time. Unfortunately, owning your own business doesn't assure that you'll have a good maternity leave, especially when you aren't paying yourself much, if anything at all. Starting the job at the factory led me to put the candle business on the back burner for a bit. I feel like I put a lot of effort into it for the last two years, there were a lot of ups but many downs and I definitely needed a bit of a mental break. I'm looking forward to getting back into it but it'll all be done in due time.

Let's go back to how Brent and I wanted to start trying for a baby at the end of the year, as it turns out I'm pregnant! I have to say it was a very big surprise. Everyone I know kept warning me that I needed to get off the pill early since it can take 6 months to a year to get pregnant. Since I was a having a lot of stomach issues, constantly nauseous and feeling awful my doctor and I concluded that it was connected to the pill so I decided to get off it. I went off the pill in March and have to admit I felt SO much better, my body was happy, energized and no longer sick but it only lasted for about a month. I started working at the factory on April 24th and found out I was four weeks pregnant on June 3rd. I think it safe to say that I may be a little more fertile than I thought lol.

This new adventure has been quite the rollercoaster, I have to admit that the first three months felt like hell on earth. Starting a new job that is extremely physically demanding and being in your first trimester is just a recipe for disaster. I don't think I have ever felt so sick, tired and physically exhausted in all my life. For three months all I did was work and lay in bed or on the couch, there was no part of me that had the energy or stomach to do anything. Imagine the worst hangover you have ever had and having it for three months straight, that's basically my first trimester. It was not fun.

Once I reached the 12th week I started to see a big difference in how I was feeling, being tired all the time is still a thing but I have far more energy than I used too and the best part is NO MORNING SICKNESS. Not feeling like I'm going to throw up every minute of the day is amazing and I thank god every day that I am not one of the unfortunate pregnant ladies who has morning sickness for all nine months.

I'm currently in my 17th week and holy crap it feels like time is flying. I am so excited for this new journey and I can't wait to start documenting it on here. Hope you guys follow along and I encourage anyone who's a mom or in the process of becoming a mom to reach out and let me know what I'm doing here haha cuz it definitely feels like I'm going into this blindly!

Hope you all have a wonderful week.


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