I already put this out there on Twitter and Facebook, and 'tis true - we are expecting our second at the end of February! This pregnancy has been very different than my first. Not as smooth, a few scares, days of bed rest, generally more worrisome. I am thankful that everything is okay and so far baby seems healthy. I am not sure how I made it through a Summer of weddings, but thanks be to God I did.
I never really wrote about this on paperpony, but last August I miscarried at 12 weeks. It was a sad time and probably the saddest I have been in 10 years. I think that has a lot to do with my blog posts gradually falling off to almost non existent for awhile. I didn't feel much like sharing about photography or home decor when I didn't really feel like I could share the biggest thing that was going on. It's difficult to know what you should/shouldn't talk about on a blog, especially when the blog is also for your business.
After reading a few posts from other photographers about very personal things on their blogs, I thought it was important to talk about this and say "hey, this is what has been going on for the last year". I know miscarriage is very common, but that doesn't diminish the sadness or difficulty. It took me a long time to not think about it every day and to even think about being pregnant again.
This pregnancy was a bit of a surprise, but it has been good. And I have had to trust God a lot. In the end I see that His timing is always more perfect than mine.
So there's the heavy part of this post : ) I am feeling really good now at around 16 weeks and feel a new surge of energy and inspiration. Some of that energy is going into figuring out what to wear every day as I am already having to say goodbye to my favorite closet staples...
Fashion doesn't seem as prego friendly as last time, just my observation. So far it hasn't been too awful, but it is still early. For now Maxi dresses are my friend.
Thanks for reading and letting me share this here. My clients from last season and this season have been so gracious and understanding - this has not been taken for granted and I feel so blessed to work for such kind people. I have five more weddings this year and 2010 has been a great season. I am expecting a good 2011 as well and trusting that it may be so.