When it comes to life, timing is everything.
The timing of my most recent hiatus from blogging wasn’t planned, but before we get into the reason why it happened, let’s start from where I left you previously.
We put our home on the market and were planning on moving to Raleigh. It was an exciting time with many showings and a couple of people who verbally showed interest in making an offer. Typically this would be met with excitement, except we had nowhere to move ourselves to. We hadn’t found a new home that we absolutely loved, despite looking at more homes than I can remember or count. The two homes we found that we did like, which both needed a lot of work, the offers we made were not accepted. So we ended up pulling our home off the market and deciding to stay put for another year or two.
Why you ask?
Well, there are a couple of reasons.
The biggest one? A little over two weeks after our home hit the market we found out I was pregnant with our second child! I was completely shocked (in a good way) and beyond excited. We had been trying for quite a while and had even discussed our time frame for moving forward with IUI if we weren’t lucky enough to conceive naturally. Luckily, it didn’t come to that and we are beyond thrilled to be welcoming a baby girl this November.
The second reason? Finding out I was pregnant brought on so much more anxiety than my normal day-to-day anxiety that I have been dealing with for as long as I can remember. Not being close to my doctors, moving in the middle of pregnancy, the possibility of living with my parents for an unforeseen amount of time since, like I said, we hadn’t found a new house yet, was not something I wanted to do. I also did not want to be rushed into purchasing a home we didn’t absolutely love, or end up in a home that needed updating because we definitely would not have time for that with a second child. I wanted the comfort of my own home during pregnancy, with all my things that I may or may not need.
Today, as I sit here on my back porch listening to the birds chirping and breeze blowing, I am glad it ended up not working out and that we decided to stay. We love our neighborhood, including our neighbors, and our lives here in southern Wake County. All of our friends, both ours and our sons, are here. The normalcy of our everyday activities and the closeness to it all is something we are glad we didn’t give up. Everything we have come to know and love, it’s all been built here. While I was excited about living close to my parents, I think the reasons to stay outweighed the reasons to leave.
So like I said, timing is everything. I am glad it all happened when it did and that we are staying put. I look forward to bringing our baby girl home to the same home where we brought our son.
As to what led to my hiatus from blogging? I spent the first trimester of my pregnancy with 24/7 nausea. And if you have ever experienced severe nausea during pregnancy, its debilitating. It knocks you down and doesn’t let you get up for at least two months. Add that into trying to keep up with a full energy two-and-a-half-year-old all day and you are pretty much set up for disaster. Not really, but we spent a lot of time inside relaxing and doing activities that he could do on his own.
Seems like a good topic for my next blog post 🙂