"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."
Well, considering that my last blog post was in May, one would think that I did tons and tons and tons of reading and just have been too busy to post. However, it's quite the opposite. I have only read one book since the last time I posted (Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson...it was very good and I hope to review it eventually).
So what has been keeping me away from the blogging world one may ask? Well, on May 25th, Hubby and I found out we were expecting our first child!!! As you all may know, this has been a two year struggle for us and we were shocked when the test came back positive. I'm currently 17 weeks pregnant and due on 2/3/2011 :)
It hasn't been the easiest pregnancy. During my first trimester, I developed a subcutaneous hemorrhage between my placenta and uterine wall. I hemorrhaged and bleed out at 6, 8, and 10 weeks. Each time we spent the night in the emergency room but the baby continued to grow and be perfectly fine. I was on bed rest for about six weeks and had trouble concentrating on much of anything. Finally at about 12 weeks the hemorrhage healed and all has been going smoothly since. The doctors are hoping the rest of the pregnancy remains uneventful as do I! I believe the power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and to this day, still believe it is the only thing that got us through that trying time.
My levels of concentration are slowly coming back, and I've been able to sit and read a few magazines lately. I no longer find myself drifting off thinking of fifty other things and I'm not nearly as exhausted as I was. Now if we could only snap our fingers and move all the furniture out of the future nursery things could really improve!
I hope to keep everyone updated in the coming weeks as to what is going on with me, and I hope to read a few books before the baby gets here. We find out what we're having October 1st, and then between my shower, the holidays and year end close at work I'll be a busy (tired :)) girl! Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to post some pictures as we get everything done!