Monday, April 27, 2015

A Hello, an Update, an I'm Sorry, and an I Miss You

Hi!!!!

Yowzer, I cannot even fathom how long it's been since I've been in this space. I miss this space- it's such a beautiful reflection of our life, and a wonderful home for me to create, and write and photograph. Please know, I had no intention of giving it up, and still don't, but a break was- well, seemingly mandatory.

For those who haven't heard, Kaleb and I are expecting our fifth little wild! We could not possibly be more excited! We tried to put the phase behind us and move on, but in our heart of hearts, that's just not what either of us wanted. Although, I think I've made my self pretty clear when I say I'm an eternal optimist, and not very grounded in reality- this was a perfect real life example. For the thought never truly occurred to me that I could be sick again, that of course I would be sick again. The reality of my pregnancies are downright brutal, and sadly, my reality did set in- swiftly and with a vengence!

Miracle of all miracles though, thru some research, vitamins, and a ridiculously strict whole food eating regime, I am back on my feet and feeling better then I ever could have hoped in a pregnancy. Knock on wood and a whole lot of prayers, that it will continue!

All of that to say, that I'm sorry I left you all in the lurch, with no tale of my whereabouts. I had dreams and visions, of a beautiful bundle announcement, yet the weeks slowly came and went, and I have yet to even get my camera out ( can't say that I'm overly pumped about being in front of it either:) I also want to say huge Thank You for the many emails I received from all of you. You cannot possibly imagine how much each one meant to me, while I was struggling thru that time. They quite literally made my day!

Hopefully, I will be back to reading all about you all too. I've missed catching up on your lives as well! I can't promise that I will be back as often and as thoroughly as before, but I have high hopes of documenting this incredible phase of our lives. 

25 comments :

  1. Congratulations! I will keep you in my prayers! I hope you continue to feel better!

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  2. I am so very happy for you guys. Congratulations!!!!

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  3. welcome back! so glad that you are feeling better and are on the other side of things. congratulations again on the very happy news! i'm excited that we will be going through this adventure together though. we have a lot to look forward to this fall! xo

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    1. Yes we do, I think we are due a week apart!

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  4. Beautiful you! Enjoy your coming week (and weeks) (thank goodness you're feeling better!) xxxx

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  5. Congratulations! I had a feeling this might be the case. So happy you're back, and feeling better.

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  6. Glad to hear you are back and feeling better! Sorry to hear that you get so sick during pregnancy, but hopefully your new lifestyle changes continue to work out!

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  7. OMG congrats!!!! That is just the best news and such a GREAT reason for being away. Take care of yourself mama, be healthy and happy... xoxo

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  8. Congratulations! Hope you continue to feel well. :) When are you due??

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  9. Sooo happy for you guys and I'm so glad you're feeling better! Fingers crossed that continues!

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  10. Congratulations!!! That is so exciting :) I have missed reading your posts! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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  11. Oh my goodness, congratulations!!! So happy that is the reason for your "break". How much fun...a new, beautiful addition. Can't wait to keep up with your happenings, pretty mama!! <3

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  12. I would be interested to know what vitamins you are taking to help with morning sickness. I always thought there must be some natural remedies for it... But congrats on number five! Large families are so much fun!

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    1. I'll try to do a post with a recap of what's been helping me- although I will say, it takes some dedication, so you've got to be pretty desperate;)

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  13. Congratulations!! How exciting! Your beautiful family is growing :) I hope you will continue feeling better and better and that this may be a wonderful time for you.

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  14. Congratulations! A fifth little wild sounds perfect! I hope you continue to feel even better and are able to get back to normal life as much as possible while continuing this pregnancy!

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  15. So exciting... congratulations! I can't wait to read more about your pregnancy and adding this babe into your beautiful family. I am sorry you were so sick and hope that the pregnancy continues to get better for you health wise as you figure out what works best for you. I too, have slowed down with blogging and internet use in general while I get through the first trimester. Growing a little one is a great reason to take a little break and try to rest. Starting to feel better now that I am almost in the second trimester though so I am hoping to start blogging more also. So glad you are back and with such exciting news too!

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    1. Melissa- wow!! Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for your family, such exciting news! A little break is not always bad and sometimes necessary, these days of growing and raising babies goes by so quickly, so it's nice to slow down and be in the moment some:) hope you feel better soon!

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  16. oh goodness, what wonderful news! congratulations to you and your beautiful family. a fifth! i just had my first, but i can see how the desire to continue growing as a family can be powerful. so much beauty in birth and family and new relationships :) hope you start feeling better soon, and excited for the new journey of yours <3

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  17. Congratulations! Such beautiful news, and I'm glad to read you guys are all right. Take care of yourself, sweet mama. xo

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  18. Congratulations!! How wonderful! :) That explains the lack of posts, though to be honest, I was out of blogging for most of April. Not enough time. I'm so excited for you guys and to hear more someday soon! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  19. Awww I didn't hear about your news but congratulations - you are such a beautiful family and so blessed!!!! May you all be healthy and happy! Sending my love to you! :)


    Layla xx


    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  20. I'm so excited for you guys! Miss seeing your pretty face 'round these parts, but that will come back in time. :) Take care of yourself, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. I stepped away from blogging for a time. I come, I go and come and go again. Sometimes it's necessary. Congratulations to you!!

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