Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Post I've Been Waiting to Write

I've been quiet on the blog front these last months. I'm a terrible liar, and I had a secret too big to avoid on here, given that I write largely about health, eating, family and our struggles with loss.
I can fully admit (and have before, I think) that I spent most of this year in the darkest time of my life. It was rough, it tested me on many levels, and called me to fully submit to the fates; que cera cera. It has definitely brought Rich and I much closer together, and has helped me establish some really solid friendships. It has also, you've seen, brought me on a really helpful journey discovering healthy eating, how to use herbs, how to treat iron deficiency and how to bring my body to the most healthy, balanced state I could.
Now, after a total 22 months of trying, three miscarriages and a lot of asking "when?" I can finally announce with a great big grin that I am pregnant! And not just with one miracle baby, but two!
The last two and a half months I've been incredibly anxious, and that has definitely manifested in my body. But my iron supplements, some progesterone supplements and the magic of the fates have aligned to result in a healthy pregnancy thus far. I am growing fast and furious, which is entertaining to watch and feel. I am trying to keep up with back strengthening exercises and yoga to keep my core strong. I am eating as much as I can, and I have an appointment with a dietician to make sure I'm eating enough of the right stuff, since the game changes when pregnant with multiples. Admittedly though, I've felt quite hungover and flu-like and many days I just ate whatever I could stomach. I've definitely been noshing on salty chips and ginger ale to an extreme! Oh, and those Ensure high-calorie old people drinks: love those! I promise to try and keep a good balance on here of book reviews, northern living anecdotes (like the amazing northern lights show out my front window the other night!) and mama life, but now I can pepper it with my experiences of expecting twins!
For good measure, here's a picture of me today at 12 weeks, 5 days:

7 comments:

  1. I was waiting for this blog post! Once your news went viral I had a feeling if I checked back here there'd be an update here too.
    You are one of the strongest women I have the privilege to know Sarah. Nothing makes me happier than hearing when good things happen to good people :)

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  2. I've been waiting for this post too! I'm so excited for you, so proud of you and think so very highly of you my friend. You are one very strong woman and I'm just over the moon thrilled for you and your beautiful family! xoxo lots of love to you!

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  3. OH MY GOD THIS IS SO EXCITING!! Congratulations!!!!

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  4. We are so excited for you Sarah!! We have been crossing our fingers and toes for you to get to this point.

    I cannot wait to see those little twins!! I hope they are boys. :)

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  5. CONGRATS!!!! This is such wonderful, happy and overdue news :) I wish you nothing but the absolute best, those twins couldn't ask for a better mommy! Or a better big sister ;)

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  6. Hooray!! Congrats :o) Exciting times ahead!

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  7. OMG congrats!! And TWO!?!? Even better. Double congrats on the pregnancy, you're sporting such a cute belly already.

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