Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Life Update: We're Expecting!

The Force just got a little stronger in our family. Coming soon... in a galaxy not so far away.

Yes, my husband and I are expecting our first baby! I'm currently 17 weeks (4 months and 1 week). It's a very exciting and special time for us, and though we finally announced it a week ago, I figured I should also document it here on my blog.

This is the reason why I haven't been blogging. I tried to back in April (revelation - my pregnancy was the main reason why I switched to natural beauty products), but I had to stop because I've been having a tough time of it. I had a hard time in my first trimester, not just from my pregnancy, but also from work being crazy at the start of the year. I quit my job in April, so that factored into "life happened" too. 

Then, after my first trimester, I was admitted to the hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum. My first trimester was already challenging, with more than the occasional bouts of nausea and throwing up on top of loads of insane work stress, so it was shocking for us to find that it even became a lot worse when my second trimester started. I've been stuck at home sick for a month after getting discharged from the hospital, and so far I've only ventured out of the house twice -- once for a checkup, and last Sunday for a quick date nearby with the hubby. I can't really talk about it just yet because I'm still dealing with it, but I do want to share eventually, because there should be more awareness about. It has been a traumatizing experience, since it's truly debilitating, and I'm not ready to open up about it. The sickness eased up a bit when my 16th week started, which is why I'm now able to at least do some social media once in a while, and hopefully blog bit by bit. However, the bad days still outnumber the good days at this point, and I never know what my days will be like until they happen. My main focus right now is still dealing with it one day at a time, and hopefully be on the road to recovery soon.

What I do want to talk about though is my pregnancy! Now that I'm feeling a tiny bit better and I can now enjoy it a little, I do want to document it because I want to remember this time in my life. Now, I don't want to put up a separate blog for this -- I mean I can barely keep up with one blog -- so I'll be writing all about it here. Don't worry -- The Blue Purse isn't going to turn into just a mommy blog. This has always been a lifestyle blog, so I will still be putting out entries on all my other obsessions. 

That's about it for my life update. Thank you for sticking around even if I haven't been around! I'm looking forward to sharing more soon.

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