I mean, the title says it all… no?
I have been gone for quite some time. I’m sorry. But, for good reason. We had a baby! Little Emilia Josephine joined us in November and we have just been loving on her and adjusting to our new life with her. I started back at work at the end of January, so it has been quite the rollercoaster. But, I am here! And I am doing well!
I have been getting a lot of messages on Instagram asking for progress updates, so I’m going to lay it all on you.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? I was told by my doctors here in the states that I would have a VERY difficult time getting pregnant because of the damage Lyme had done to my body. I had hormone imbalances, PCOS, and when I was at my worst with Lyme I stopped getting my period all together. When I found out last March that I was pregnant, I was not only shocked, but completely ecstatic. I prayed and was so overly cautious during the entire first trimester because I still couldn’t believe that it was really happening for us. It was the scariest 14 weeks of my life. I truly believe that the treatment I received at StemAid, along with the Medical Medium recommendations that I followed once I got home, helped me conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. I did have gestational diabetes, which I couldn’t wrap my head around given my diet and activity level, but other than that it was a smooth pregnancy and a happy and healthy little girl came of it.
How am I doing now, you ask? Well, I’m completely sleep deprived, working full time, and on full time mommy duty when I get home since my husband is finishing up school and also working nights. To say we have our hands full is an understatement. That being said, we wouldn’t have it any other way. I am doing great, considering. I am tired, but still not the Lyme tired that I experienced for so many years. I am back to following Medical Medium recommdations: drinking my daily celery juice, making Liver Cleanse smoothies, drinking ALL the lemon water, and eating ALL the veggies. I rarely need coffee or any form of caffeine which is amazing to say the least. Brain fog is here, but I expected it to be with all of the craziness that is happening in my life right now. My digestion is totally fine, my gut is happy, and I don’t have any joint pain or numbness. I do what I can to keep up with my self-care, too. I try to incorporate yoga daily. I meditate every night if I don’t fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. I try to take at least one epsom salt bath a week, along with a nice chlorophyll mask. I’m giving myself grace. I think that is the most important piece that I have taken from all of this. Give. Yourself. Grace. It’s not all going to get done in one day, and that is something that I have come to terms with. My house is messy, I have paperwork to do at work, but I do the best I can do each and every day. I know it will all be there for me the next day, and the next, and the next. What’s important right now is loving on this baby and cherishing the time I get with her. It is insane to think that she will be three months on Monday. The time goes SO quickly and her personality comes out more and more each day. I LOVE it!
So, this blog may be moving in a different direction in the next few months. I may be posting a bit more about mommy stuff, asking for your advice, and keeping it more casual. I am glad that you are all here along on this ride with me. Thank you for your support, I appreciate each and every one of you!