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18 January 2009 @ 10:08 pm
Just popping in to say...  
I'm pregnant! I am so, so thrilled.

Many of you know that I've been trying to get pregnant forEVER (like, for years) and had a miscarriage a few years ago, which was pretty devastating. I'd been having fertility treatments and such, but then with big changes with work, moving to a new house, and other life stressors, we decided to hold off on trying for a while. Not using birth control, but not actively trying. Well, naturally, that's when I got pregnant!

I'm due July 7, 2009, so I'm officially done with my first trimester. I'm breathing a sigh of relief to get past that milestone, because it means the risk of miscarriage is much lower.

Unfortunately, pregnancy is kicking my ASS. I am tired all the time, my depression is back in full force, and until very recently I've had awful morning sickness - now replaced by awful heartburn. Urgh. Still, gift horse, mouth, so I'm trying to hang with it.

Anywho, I am sorry I haven't been around much lately, and with everything going on I probably won't be around much in the near future. I haven't written a word of fic, and my mind has just been in a totally different space lately. Still, I'm hoping that one day the fic muse comes back around.

I'd be curious for any f-listers who have kids, how you handle the balance of work/family/lj. I can't even imagine how I'm going to manage two of the three, much less all three!

Hope you're all doing well. I think of you guys often!
Where am I?: the comfy couch
How do I feel?: ecstaticecstatic
What do I hear?: football playoffs on tivo
rsharpe on January 19th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Take very, very good care of yourself, k?
Skyskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
thank you! I am trying. it's hard when only junk foods seem appealing, y'know? :p
Irresponsible Jones: lassielemmealone on January 19th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
Sky: [where the wild things are] rumpusskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Go little person! Go the distance, baby! :D
Strictly Ornamental: housesmiledaasgrrl on January 19th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
You're... what? CONGRATULATIONS! :D
Sky: [buffy] buffy hee animatedskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yup, that was about my reaction too. Thank you!
Furiusfurius on January 19th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Good luck to you both!
Sky: [custom] sky blue golden gate bridgeskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Oh how I have missed your little marching cow. :)
Still Holding This Goatturntap2 on January 19th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!!! Oh man, that's beautiful!
Sky: [custom] no sensationskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! *hugs*
silksieve: Happy Spiritsilksieve on January 19th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC)
Sky: [custom] learning to fly plainskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
tourmaline1973 on January 19th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
Wonderful! Congratulations ♥
Sky: [j&w] bertie smile animatedskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! ♥
Jestana: Delightedjestana on January 19th, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Hooray! Congratulations! *hugs* Good luck with the pregnancy and all. I'll be sending good vibes your way!
Sky: [custom] sky blue golden gate bridgeskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I am very grateful for the good vibes. *hugs*
Omphale: J/W true lovedryadwoman on January 19th, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
Huge congratulations! It makes me so happy when good people who really want kids get to have kids. Best thoughts for juggling everything.
Gaffsie: Approved!gaffsie on January 19th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, congratulations! That's fantastic news. :)
Sky: [j&w] bertie smile animatedskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Hee! I like your icon. Thank you so much! :D
kharma2815kharma2815 on January 19th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
That's the best news I've heard in weeks. Congratulations to you both!
Sky: [custom] no sensationskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad to be the bearer of good news. :)
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Sky: [j&w] bertie smile animatedskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you thank you! :D
Woffproff: Sonicmagicwoffproff on January 19th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!!!! I'm absolutely thrilled for you. My favorite colleague and his wife were in very similar circumstances, but last November they were finally blessed with the most beautiful little daughter ever. May you share their good fortune---Catherine quickly took on the 'glow' and felt great after the first trimester; I hope that it will work out for you as well!

Sky: [custom] no sensationskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much. I am hoping for the glow as well - so far it's been elusive! (It's mostly been the "oil slick" look as my face reverts to its teenage state. :p)

Yay! *hugs*
topaz_eyes on January 19th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It does get easier in the second trimester, honestly it does. Take lots of Tums for the heartburn. (Added benefit of calcium, too.)

Work/family/LJ...well, with a baby, don't expect a lot of LJ time. :-) Because you will probably want to nap when the baby does, at least for the first couple of months. Once the baby's on a schedule, it gets better, as long as you can ignore the killer dustbunnies. :-)

When I was working, any LJ time had to wait until the evening, after the kids were in bed. Once the kids are older, LJ time is easier. But then they start snooping over your shoulder. You just have to wing it to some extent.

Sky: [stephen] thank you animatedskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Yep, I've got the industrial-sized barrel o'Tums with me at all times. :p

Thanks for the insight on the work/family/lj balance. I am definitely all about sleep, so I am really worried about sleep deprivation with a baby! I'll definitely be sleeping anytime I can. Although ignoring the killer dust bunnies might prove difficult for my anal retentive personality. I imagine that a lot of my more anal retentive tendencies will have to go out the window with the arrival of a baby. :)

Thank you again for your comment! btw, I love your little clapping raccoon. so cute!
ennui_blue_lite: Supernatural - MPreg babyennui_blue_lite on January 19th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hi sweetheart! You already know that I'm just thrilled for you. I don't know a thing about ballancing LJ, kids, and work - I do know that when my muse goes away, I must keep writing or drawing (which can be hard). Hell, my muse once left me for 3 years! They come back.

Take care of yourself, hon, and my mom says that the tired feeling goes away in the second trimester and doesnt come back until late in the pregnancy (like, the 8th month). Don't know if she's right, but I thought I'd let you know.

Congrats again, hon. Mwah!
Sky: [fry & laurie] i love youskyblue_reverie on January 19th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Hello angel! Aww, thank you so much for everything. Your support has meant so much to me! *huggles you*

Yeah, you're totally right that when the muse goes away you gotta keep trying, but right now... I dunno, I'm just not motivated. I'm trying not to be too hard on myself about it. I'll get back to it someday.

Oooh, I hope your mom's right about the tired feeling staying away until the 8th month. I could really use a burst of energy.

We shall chat soon. Love you hon! Mwah.