Friday, July 8, 2011

My Time Away

Faithful blog readers, I must apologize for my more than 3 month blog-hiatus. I'll only attempt to give you a brief synopsis of what I've been up to, because if I go into major detail, this could be a VERY long post!

My sweet Carson has grown leaps and bounds in the last 3 months! He has curls galore on his little head and I'm going back and forth over whether to cut them or not. I know that once I do, those curls most likely won't come back. But if there is a lack of humidity in the air, the curls kinda turn into a mini-mullet (that I always fix with a little water.) Look at my big man:
He's still not saying many words though. Any tips on this, mom-friends? He jabbers and rambles and "talks" to me all the time, but when I practice words with him, he shuts up. And when I read to him, he pays attention (sometimes), and seems to understand (most) everything I say. Advice or tips welcome.

We have been on many playdates, to the beach with grandparents, and on a vacation to Ohio for my cousin's wedding. Needless to say, we have stayed very busy over the last few months. But busyness is not the real reason for my lack of blogging. On April 1st, Marc and I got some exciting news. We found out we were expecting a sweet little addition to the Mahan family. Since I can't keep a secret, I decided to hold off on blogging until I went to the doctor for confirmation. That appointment was set for April 19. When it was over, I announced our exciting news on facebook.

Between life being hectic, extreme pregnancy exhaustion, and chasing a toddler, I wasn't able to sit down and blog about it. Then, the unthinkable happened. Mother's Day was hard to celebrate, because the next day I was going to the doctor to confirm my worst fears. We lost the baby. It has been a tough ordeal, something I guess I never expected, but also something I have found that a lot of women have struggled with. It was something that I chose not to announce on facebook, because I really needed to grieve and process it alone. Each day gets a little easier, but friends, if you've never experienced it, please don't discount the fact that it is a true loss. I'm guilty of having "brushed off" others' miscarriages before going through one myself. And let me tell you now, a mother truly feels a loss of life. And it is painful. Each day gets a little eaiser.

Now I'm on a major weight loss journey. Have you tried My Fitness Pal? If not, you totally should. You can log your calories, exercise, weight and measurements and keep track of your progress, as well as make sure you are getting the proper nutrients. Plus it's a cool community of weightloss friends that become a support system in helping you meet your goals. I sound like a commercial, but I really do like it! If you are using it, let me know and send me a friend request!

Oh yeah, while we were in Ohio, we visited Kings Island. It was SO much fun, but my husband made me ride a rollercoaster. It was the diamondback and I though I was going to die! Ugh, I hate rollercoasters. I'm gonna end on that note. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of blogging. Much love peeps!

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