Now that the cat’s out of the bag and family has all been notified, I can share with you the reason for my temporary silence on the blog: we’re expecting!

This past month or so, I’ve admitted to myself that I’m only human. And this human is EXHAUSTED!

I’ve managed to drag myself into work every day, where I’m slowly taking on more responsibilities. I pick my son up from daycare and shuffle through the motions of his evening routine (sorry, kiddo), and then I crash.

We’re eating lots of takeout, the laundry is barely getting done, and I’m counting down the days until the second trimester and the anticipated energy burst it promises.

Naturally, the blog had to get temporarily shelved. However, as I feel my energy return, I would like to share with you my continual struggles as a working, pregnant mommy, and a C-section mom who struggled with nursing doing everything in her power to have a successful VBAC and second nursing experience.

I keep reminding myself that this is temporary. In the meantime, I’ve drastically lowered my expectations for what I will accomplish in a day.

And I hope, if you’re in any sort of similar situation right now, you are able to do the same.

Someday, we will move mountains. Today, with its morning sickness and fatigue and finicky appetite and deadlines and toddler-wanting-attention, is just not that day. And that’s okay.