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Blowing The Dust Off Momentarily

3.28.2016
This feels weird.

I wasn't even sure (I'm still not) that I even wanted to show back up here again.

I know I just dropped off the face of the planet in Blogland and Instagram. Some days I don't even open up a single social media site on my phone...

It started when I got really sick for a few weeks and just couldn't get my act together to put on makeup, much less blog. When that sickness turned out to be caused by my second pregnancy I was in total shock and I'm pretty sure that didn't wear off for a few more weeks. Then I got really overwhelmed and the sickness saga continued.

I'm now 13 weeks pregnant and I thought I was past the first trimester sickness/fatique, but I'm not. In fact Easter Sunday at church, dressed in my best white dress, I went running to the bathroom when my sickness set in yet again.

It feels never ending. I was never sick with Maddox. In fact my pregnancy with him was an absolute breeze and I loved it so much. This is a totally different roller coaster and adding that to chasing a now walking one year old around and I'm just pooped y'all.

Being "out of the game" for so many weeks now I honestly feel like I don't know how to come back? I don't know if I can post regularly to social media. I don't know if I can find time to photograph different outfits. I don't know if I can check emails daily. I don't know if I can edit pictures during nap time every stinking day. Actually I know I can... but I don't really think I want to right now.

I sort of feel burnt out.

Sounds pathetic to many I'm sure. I know there are women out there with much bigger problems and a whole lot more stress on their plate. I just wanted to show up here and tell you what happened. Why I disappeared.

I hope to regain my energy and get that spark burning again for my blog. Shoot I just hope to regain my energy before Baby #2 makes his appearance.

Thank you though for all of you that have reached out and have expressed that you miss me. I TOTALLY miss you believe it or not! I think that's why I can't quite give up. The friendships and readers are what my heart misses most. So know that I miss you too!

XOXOXOXOXO
18 comments on "Blowing The Dust Off Momentarily"
  1. Congratulations!!! And come back anytime! I'll still be here!

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  2. Congrats! And I'm so sorry you've felt so crappy! We miss you but we're not going anywhere :) Take your time, stay healthy and concentrate on your beautiful family!

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  3. So much love to you! Wow, what a whirlwind I'm sure. I do not blame you one bit for feeling burnt out and overwhelmed! I would be too. Of course, we all love having you here on the internet... but you should never try to keep up with this just to keep up! You should be here when your heart is here. You should take care of you! Congratulations, and I hope that your pregnancy becomes easier along the way! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  4. Miss ya, but taking care of yourself is so much more important! We'll "see ya" when you're feeling up to it! ;)

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  5. I've missed you!! I'd love for you to blog again, in any capacity because I just think you are so sweet. But I understand the burn out. I was really sick with my second pregnancy too and it was hard... especially when you have another little one to take care of! I hope you start to feel better soon.

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  6. Missed you! I may not be pregnant or sick, but this happens all the time with me for school. It is super hard to juggle so many things at once! Come back when you can, but definitely focus on yourself!!!

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  7. Congrats on your pregnancy!!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

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  8. I can understand how you feel . . . my two oldest are 15 months apart! It is the best that they are so close, but man was I tired and worn out. I say you let go of blogging expectations . . . you blog when you can about whatever YOU want . . . even if it's just to scrapbook how your life has changed and share cute kid photos! It's hard to do it perfectly with kids . . . so doing it imperfectly is better than not at all. I speak from experience . . . I stopped writing for almost a year and regret not having those times documented. I'm not a fancy blogger by any means with a huge following, but I did miss the few friendships I made as well. You'll know what's right for you. Congratulations on baby #2 - what a blessing. Hope you feel better soon!

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  9. Congrats on baby number 2! I haven't had kids yet, but from what I've been told by friends, each pregnancy is completely different. Hopefully you'll get your energy back and feel more like yourself. Until then, just adjust to your new normal and do what you can do. If you don't blog, don't worry about it. If you have extra energy for pics, great! :)

    XO, Jaime | RegallySoled.com

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  10. I am so glad that you posted, I was curious as to where you had gone. I was praying that everything was going ok with you. I am so glad to hear that all is well. Life happens and we must take a step back and take care of the more important things. Keep doing you girl, congratulations on your second baby!

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  11. Oh, you poor thing. You do you for a while - I'm sure all of us will still be here for you whenever you decide to return. Just take care of yourself, Maddox and that little baby #2!

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  12. Congratulations! Take care of yourself, friend. It's the most important!

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  13. Worry about your family and yourself, Mama! Don't worry about us :) You will feel like yourself again some day and if you don't feel like coming back to the blog, those things will still always be there and be the most important!! Hope you feel better soon <3

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  14. Congrats Momma!!! I am sorry to hear you do not feel well. I had one day of dry heaving with my daughter (1st pregnancy) and a few weeks of feeling blah/hung over. With my son (2nd), I was green from week 6 until 22....I thought it would never end. It did. But it was immediately followed with heartburn 24/7 and then coupled with pelvic separation. I had 4 years in between and still had issues. I hope that the second pregnancy isn't as mean to you, as it was to me! To make matters worse, I was so sick with morning sickness, it resulted in a kidney stone. 16-17 weeks pregnant and I'm in the ER thinking I have one sided labor pains. :/ I promise it is very much worth it in the end. You will feel like you are getting pummeled over and over again. Do not stress out or feel like a failure. Growing a human isn't for the faint of heart. Check in here when you feel so moved. Enjoy your pregnancy and your son + husband. <3 Much love to you and congrats again!!

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  15. Take all the time you need! There is nothing wrong with needing a break. I'm more than happy with keeping up by watching your Snapchat for now. Hope that's not super creepy :-] Also, belated congrats on baby #2!!

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  16. Girllll I feel you! I pretty much stopped blogging in my first trimester with my second babe. Being pregnant with a baby/toddler is exhausting! (My two are 19 months apart.) Congrats, though!! Having little ones close together has been SO FUN. I absolutely love it! <3 Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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  17. So sorry you've felt so bad. My heart goes out to you so much! There were so many days where I would think, how is it possible to feel like this (and function) when you've already got a little? Pregnancy sickness is no joke. You will start to feel like yourself again. Promise! Until then, just push through doing the bare minimum.

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  18. Congratulations! I'm two weeks ahead of you! I'm so sorry you're still feeling crummy. My SIL is pregnant too and has been miserable. you may just be pregnant with a little baby girl! i'm feeling great (this is my first) and I find out Friday what we're having! Can't wait to continue to keep up with you!

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