The reason why there has been absolute blog silence for over a month? I am currently 13 weeks pregnant. Enough said.
I am ecstatic to be pregnant again, this new little one is due Feb 2013. Making the difference between my two children almost exactly 3 years as my son was born in March of 2010. I was hardly sick at all with my first pregnancy and so when this time around I was unexpectedly laid up most days for a month, many things fell by the way side. Blogging being one of them.
Now that I am finally starting to feel like myself again I’ll be back. 😀 It will take me a few weeks to get back in the swing of things and to once more write some blog posts in advance but I will get there eventually.
To all my wonderful and faithful readers, thank you for sticking with me. You’ll be hearing my thoughts, ideas, opinions, and day to day doings of life again soon. 😛
To all those amazing authors who have requested book reviews. I know you haven’t even received emails explaining why it has taken me so long to reply. I apologize. I am slowly going to go through the list and will respond to the requests as I received them. I’m sorry also to those authors that were supposed to have reviews posted in July and they weren’t, they will be up soon.
On a different note, my husband and I won’t be finding out what we’re having, we enjoy the surprise. We also choose three names for each sex and then decide which name once we’ve seen the baby. For those who are also pregnant: One of my favourite internet sites is BabyCenter. They have a great “my baby this week” feature sending out weekly emails, and so many articles the amount of information is staggering. I also use the iPregnancy app on my iPhone. It’s got a countdown centre, more info and a place to keep track of all my doctor’s appointments.
For any pregnant woman who is high risk or simply wants to learn more, feel free to contact me. I am considered a high risk pregnancy because I had a pulmonary embolism in 2007. Essentially it was a blood clot in my lung. As a regular pregnant woman is 3-4 times more likely to develop blood clots than a woman who is not pregnant, it is something your doctor will watch for. Because I have had a serious blood clot in the past, my risk is significantly higher. I will be going on blood thinners as a preventative while pregnant and most especially for 6 weeks following birth as that is when the risk is highest for blood clots to develop. The blood thinners involve me giving myself a shot once or twice a day. I have only met one other woman who also has to do this. But I definitely wanted to put this on here because if anyone needs some support I am here, and also to make women aware that pregnancy is different for so many woman. I just happen to be more in the minority, but that is ok. 😀
Here’s to being pregnant (cause even though I’ve been sick I’m still so excited!)
And to blogging again! I’m very happy to be back. Yay!