Hello friends! After having a successful month of blogging in September, it seems that I am not going to do well with my blog this month. I do love spending time writing and connecting with my fellow bloggers but I have been struggling in the last few weeks.
A heavy work schedule coupled with me not feeling well has made for a rough few weeks. I have felt exhausted and overwhelmed. My last pregnancy was relatively easy. I had only a few small issues to deal with and I seemed to maintain my energy up until near the end of my pregnancy. This pregnancy has been very different. I have had a lot of nausea (thankfully it doesn't result in actually getting sick!), headaches, dizziness and fatigue. I really don't like taking things off my plate (something I clearly need to work on) so I have mostly just been powering through. It came to a head last weekend when I just burst into tears and had a mini meltdown an hour before a fundraising event that I was helping organize. Unfortunately, something's got to give. I have focused this week on sleeping when I am tired, going to bed early and just saying no to pretty much everything that comes my way.
I am lucky to have a very supportive Hubby who has been making meals all week, doing laundry and taking care of Miss. E. I haven't had to do anything this week except go to work and come home. It has really helped and I am feeling much better. I have made the decision to take time to rest when I need it. Growing a tiny human being is hard work and my body has been begging me to slow down. It may mean that this blog suffers, that Hubby has to pick up the slack and that I might (gasp!) have to take a sick day from work. I am determined to start paying attention to what my body needs because I can not keep functioning like this. I also know that these last few weeks are precious and that I should enjoy resting when I can because that will all change with a newborn in the house!
The last few weeks have been quite the lesson in self care. I really thought I was doing so well with that! I guess I am still learning. Thanks for listening. Have a peaceful weekend!
Oh I hope you feel better soon! And some things just need to take a back burner. I have taken blog sabbaticals a number of times! Sometimes short ones, sometimes long ones. I finally learned to take sick days with this pregnancy instead of being so stubborn. It's worth it, I promise. Your stability of mind improves tremendously!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Trista! I so appreciate your comments. I am glad that I am not the only one who has to take breaks when things are going a little rough. Thanks for your encouragement.Delete
It's so hard to slow down when you're not feeling well. I'm glad to hear you're starting to give yourself a break, Ashley. Nausea is no joke!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jess! I am hoping that slowing down will help.Delete