Anxiety and morning sickness 

Today was my first day back to school (aka work since I am a teacher) after summer. I was incredibly anxious about going back while pregnant. My morning sickness has been awful and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to make it through the day. Or throw up in front of the kids. To add to my anxiety, I changed positions this year, within the same school, and my students are all different so I felt like a brand new teacher. I ended up crying to husband last night about how I just want to feel like myself again and about how anxious I was about the kids coming. He was incredibly kind and told me that I would do great.

It turns out that I only had some minor morning sickness, because I was hungry, around lunch and the rest of the day was wonderful! I am so proud of myself for getting through and being strong! Yay me! 

Thank you! Oh, and I hate morning sickness…

Thank you to all of you for the love and support over the news of our upcoming baby! It still feels surreal to know that I growing a little human inside of me! Creepy and awe-inspiring! 

Morning sickness (aka ALL DAY SICKNESS) has really taken me out! It stirs up a bit of anxiety because I hate getting sick in public. I am taking some anti-nausea meds, and it has been helping, but I only have so many pills a month so I am trying to ration them. What did you do when dealing with morning sickness? 

News I have been waiting to share!! 

I have been absent from WordPress for awhile, and that is because I am no good at keeping secrets! I can finally announce that I AM PREGNANT! 8 weeks! We had our first ultrasound on Thursday and I fell in love with my little blur. 

I am very thankful that we have made it to 8 weeks, because, as you know, we suffered a miscarriage in March at 6 weeks. I have been very cautious with my excitement, but I am grateful for every moment! 

I have been very sick the last few weeks and I didn’t expect that. I knew morning sickness would happen, but it is all day long! Whenever I feel frustrated with the nausea, I remind myself that the baby is healthy. 

Anyway!! I am so happy I am able to let you guys know! 

Savor the Beautiful

As a woman with anxiety, there are so many things in this world that cause me to be anxious, but I have learned to just savor the small moments. Any small thing that brings me relief and happiness, I count as a blessing. 

So many things are unknown in this life, but I have to learn to let it go. Trust that God will take care of me – no matter what happens. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but that can be really difficult. I like to be in control and know what is coming, but that is not real life. I am continually learning to trust God and find joy in the mist of chaos. 

How do you cope with your anxieties? 

Love beats Hate. Everytime.

There isn’t much to say about the horrific events that have occurred over the last several days that happened in Dallas, Louisiana, and Minnesota. There are no words. 

I feel helpless in this situation. Nothing that I can do as an individual will fix this situation, and I like to be able to fix things. However, I do know that if we come together, in love, then we can all make a difference. Love beats out hate, everytime! 

Great Day of Bonding

My husband and I had a wonderful day of bonding, cooking and believe it or not, crafting! This afternoon we made a diaper wreath my sister-in-law, since we are hosting her baby shower this weekend, and we wanted to spoil the heck out of the baby! It is the first baby born to either of our siblings and we are over the moon! 

Anyway, we spent about two hours creating the wreath together, and we really enjoyed being creative as a couple. After we crafted, we made dinner together. Whole roasted chicken, green beans sprinkled with bits of bacon, mashed potatoes, and garlic bread. It was incredibly delicious! 

It feels so good to be able to have these kind of days with my husband. Since we both work in the school system (him as a vice principal and me as a teacher) we have several weeks were we have been able to slow down and just be alone together. Reconnect. It has been absolutely wonderful. I am truly thankful that we both have similar work schedules and are able to take off time together. 

I just wanted to share my amazing day with all of you! I hope you all had a great day, and if you didn’t just know that tomorrow is a new day. 

Enjoy the Slow

Sometimes life can move speeds by so quickly that we are unable to take in the beauty of what is around us. There are meetings, family obligations, projects, kids and countless other things that demand our attention. However, it is good for the soul to slow down. To enjoy the stillness of a summer night. Or the whisper of the wind through the trees. Take time for you. You will thank yourself for it later. ❤️

Allow Happiness In

Letting go of fears and anxieties is incredibly difficult. There are so many logical (and even illogical) reasons to hold on to those feelings, but there comes a point where we have to let them go. To allow happiness to fill you from the inside out. It is ok to be happy. It is ok to enjoy something good that comes your way. You may not think your deserve it, or that it could last, but just remember that you DO deserve happiness! You deserve every ounce of joy and it is ok to soak it up. You don’t have to live your life afraid of anything good that comes your way. That is no way to live your life.

Let happiness in. Bask in the bright parts of life. Don’t let anxiety and fear get in your way. Push past them and remember that you are amazing and you deserve it.