Sunday, July 22, 2012

well hello there stranger....

I'm back!

I've been MIA for a few months now and below is the reason why... *sigh*

I'd like to introduce the newest addition to my beautiful little family <3 Katie Isabelle was born on June 9, 2012 weighing in at a tiny 6lbs & 11oz. She was born after only 4 1/2 hours of labor, the shortest of my last two labors. She is a little over a month and half old and I've just been enjoying every minute of her!

I started writing a little only a week ago and it's taken some adjustment and I probably shouldn't have waited until after she was born to start up again, but I think its going to work. I just couldn't seem to get motivated to write any earlier and I've tried to write when I don't have my mojo and it's no bueno. So I didn't want to end up having written something that I knew I hadn't put 100% effort into. I do however wish I had gotten a little further into my book before I stopped writing.

My pregnancy was way harder and very different this time around and I really didnt expect that! Morning sickness seemed to kick in a little late, but lasted a lot longer and basically kicked my ass. After finding out I was pregnant I spent the next four months either in my bed all day or in the bathroom, I ended of losing quite a bit of weight and I was just plain misrable! For those who don't know me well, I am a HUGE baby when it comes to being sick, so I was not very pleasant. It was very hard before I have a 4yr old and 6 yr old as well, so it was hard trying to keep up with them as well and I couldn't just do nothing like I felt like doing. Fortunately my 6yr old was in school for most of the day, I had to stop walking her in the morning though and she started taking the bus. I did have to still take care of my 4yr old and I'm sorry to say most of the time she was stuck in my room in bed with me.

Anyway, by the beginning of the year, morning sickness was finally starting to fade and I was slowly starting to feel like myself again. I started doing more exercise to feel better and getting out of the house more, but I still couldn't get into writing yet and I had pretty much abandon everything including my facebook friends and blog. I didn't have very much time to enjoy the 'easy' part of my pregnancy before my third trimester kicked in and I was just uncomfortable for all new reasons! All those sleepless nights and slow days would have been a perfect time to write, but I wasted them away. I wish I hadn't neglected a lot of the things I did and the friends I had made, because they had helped me SO much in the beginning and some even now which I am incredibly grateful for! I've gotten a lot of support from two very awesome people: author Shelly Crane, who had featured a insert of my book in her Devour series (check it out if you haven't already! She has also written the Significance series which is good too!) & blogger Mandy @ I read indie book blog (follow her at THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH!!

I'm happy writing again and even though its hard work trying to juggle a newborn, a toddler and soon to be first grader (eek!) I know I can do it. My husband is a HUGE help when it comes to all three girls and has totally stepped up in helping me with getting a routine going, so I am extremely lucky there. I am going on a very strict writing schedule and hoping to finish my book (+editing) and have it out by no latter then the end of October, so keep your fingers crossed for me! I will also be setting up a few giveaways when I get closer to finishing the book and getting ready to release so please keep checking
back for those updates as well!

I'd like to end this post with one last heart melting (mine at least) picture of my new family!

Rylee (right) Sara (middle) & Katie <3