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No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Title shamelessly stolen from this blogger, though why I didn’t think of it myself makes me sad, considering how much I love The Princess Bride. Side note: I love and adore that blogger I just linked to, and I highly recommend following her blog.

So, apparently I’m not so good at keeping up with a blog when I have lots of things going on. Unlike Raych, who can not only take cute pictures, caption them, and post reviews, but she can do it multiple times in one week. I really want to blog more, but it’s the first thing to fall off my To Do list when I get stressed, which is more often than not. It’s really awesome to work from home, but trying to work from home with a toddler around is just INSANE. So I stay up late to get work done, don’t get enough sleep, and just end up tired, stressed, and cranky. But I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s just way harder than I ever thought it would be.

Lots of stuff has been happening, and I’ll try to sum up here:

***I’m pregnant! Right now I’m 21 weeks, which considering my history (I ended up having three miscarriages in a year’s time, the third taking place in February 2013), makes me so so so happy. I ended up bleeding in the early stages of this pregnancy, and I remember telling my a acupuncturist that I was feeling really defeated about being able to carry a baby again. We’re having a boy! I’m due on February 2nd, but Ethan was two weeks early so I’m anticipating this one will come two weeks early. A recently study found that women gestate babies for different lengths of time, and due dates are only an average. I think that my babies gestate for a shorter amount of time, so I need to be ready early!

***We moved to a house! We were living in a condo before, now we’re in a house. I will upload a short video with a tour of the house soon.

I won’t be posting many pictures (they’re just too time consuming for me), but I’ve been writing to the baby and I thought I’d share those letters with you. They’re short but give a quick look at what’s going on in our lives. Since I’ve been writing to this baby weekly, I’ll start with the first one and try to catch up to present day, posting a few letters each week. I will probably close comments on those posts that just have the letter to the munchkin. Without further ado, here’s the first letter to the bébé!

May 28, 2013

Dear Poppyseed,

Kiddo, have you given me some anxiety and you’ve only just gotten fertilized! It’s been a long road to get here. We’ve had three miscarriages in the past year and when it came time to see if I was pregnant this cycle, I tested incredibly early at 7 days past ovulation and was rewarded with a positive pregnancy test! I immediately went to the doctor to have some blood tests done – with my history, we weren’t sure what to expect. I had my hCG levels tested, and they were 16 (8dpo), 60 (10dpo), 102 (12dpo), and 744 (16dpo). At 8dpo, I started spotting. Many times I was sure the spotting would increase and I would lose you, but you held on. I immediately got on progesterone suppositories. It’s hard to know if that was the problem with the other pregnancies, but it’s possible. I’m still nursing your brother Ethan and that could be messing with my hormones.

Today was the day we got the hCG test results for 16dpo, and we also found out that the sellers of the house we’re trying to buy are putting an offer in on a house and we should be moving to Rohnert Park in July or August!

You are loved fiercely already and I’m so excited to meet you. You’re going to come into the most awesome family I know.

Love you forever and ever,

Mama

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21 Responses to “No, there is too much. Let me sum up.”

  1. Suey ()

    Wow, that is a lot! Congrats on all ! :)

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  2. bermudaonion (Kathy) ()

    Woo hoo! Congratulations!

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  3. Margie Durham

    Congratulations!!! May it all go well. Can’t wait to hear more.

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  4. Laura Fabiani ()

    You’re pregnant, moved house, have a toddler at home AND you’re apologizing for not blogging more!!! You have every reason to take it easy. I’m so happy this pregnancy is going well for you. Rest up. There’s time to play catch-up later.

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  5. Michelle @ The True Book Addict ()

    Congrats, Trish! I’m so happy for you.

    I know what you mean about working from home because I do too. Granted my boys aren’t toddlers, but it’s still a challenge when they’re on vacations and home and bothering me. ;)

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  6. Sandy ()

    I saw your announcement on Facebook, and I think I actually yelped out loud! I’m so happy for you. I know this…JOURNEY…has been tough on you. You are in a place in your life right now where blogging won’t be even close to the top of your list. Enjoy those babies!

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  7. Beth F ()

    Your boys are waaaaaaaaay more important than any ole blog. I miss you terribly but the guys will be little only once. Enjoy all your great changes. And yeah, few people understand that working from home is no piece of cake.

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  8. Diane (@bookchickdi) ()

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, what wonderful news. I have two boys (now men) and they are the joys of my life. Such an exciting time for you, enjoy it all.

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  9. Julie@my5monkeys ()

    Congrats on the pregnancy and the move.

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  10. Lisa

    Congratulations on the new house and I’m so happy to hear that the pregnancy is going so well! I can’t imagine trying to work from home with a toddler; you’re a rock star to make it through every day!

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  11. Tara @ Tales of a Book Addict ()

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and your family :)

    Rest up and take care of yourself and Ethan, the blog will wait!

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  12. Jenny @ Reading the End (formerly Jenny's Books)

    A million congratulations! On the house also but especially on the baby! What wonderful news, and how fun it will be for Ethan to have a baby brother.

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  13. stacybuckeye

    Congratulations! I spotted with Gage at the end of the first trimester and after miscarriage and everything was fine too :) You have a lot going on and the second little guy hasn’t even arrived yet!

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  14. Susan

    wow, your life is so full, and it will be fuller soon! Congratulations, that is wonderful news – a new one on the way. Take care of yourself too. We’ll be here when you are able to blog, but really – real life comes first. Plus working from home……that is impressive. Really happy for you. And you moved to in the midst of all of it!

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  15. Jennygirl

    Congratulations Trish!!! on the baby, on growing healthy Ethan, and on the new house. That is a lot of stuff going on. Enjoy making memories, and make sure to rest up too. Be sure to take care of yourself.

    As you know my blogging as fallen by the wayside as well. I just can’t keep up like I used to and I have no toddler or gestating babe. So I feel and understand where you’re coming from.

    life is now, not always being n the webs :) see you when I see you and yea on all of this wonderful news!!!

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  16. Literary Feline ()

    Congratulations, Trish! I am so happy for you. I will be sending good thoughts your way for a smooth pregnancy and birth.

    I do understand how busy you are. I feel like I haven’t got much time for anything other than the basics some days. LOL It is wonderful though.

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  17. Amy ()

    Congratulations on the baby first and foremost and the house, too, Trish! Such wonderful news!

    I’m sorry to read about your miscarriages. Does acupuncture help you with stress? I used to get it years ago for chronic pain…it didn’t help with that but it helped lessen my stress a lot. I can only imagine how much you must worry trying to get pregnant and then when you are pregnant. Do you know how to meditate? I’m trying to learn to help lessen stress and pain. If I discover any helpful hints I’ll be sure to let you know.

    The letter to your baby is beautiful, so heartfelt and loving. It’s a great idea, too!

    Does Ethan know he’s going to be a big brother? Does he have any opinions about it?! :o)

    No worries about the blogging thing. I think some people are just born bloggers and the rest of us (like me) just muddle through!

    I’m thinking good positive thoughts for you

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  18. Katie ()

    Wonderful news about Poppyseed, so very happy for you & moving into a house is a pretty big deal too!

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  19. kay ()

    I am a bit late for the news, but a huge congrats! Take great care of yourself :)
    Also, super lovely letter <3

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  20. Shelley

    So many good things happening at once: that’s a very good sign. It’s like the opposite of rains/pours.

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  21. Sheila (Book JOurney) ()

    That’s a great update and love the letter to the baby! SO sweet! Congratulations!

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