August 5, 2012

an explanation.

i have a good reason for being so quiet over here.


meet baby schlax. coming sometime around (& hopefully not much later than) february 16, 2013.

it's been a difficult few months. i had a pretty bad case of morning all-the-time sickness, and didn't see much besides the couch most days. and i seriously had no words, so i pretty much just pretended this blog didn't exist. sorry about that.

but yesterday, i hit twelve weeks. and for the past few days, i've been feeling pretty good. for this, i am so thankful.

well, really, i'm thankful for the sickness and what it means for the baby. it's been reassuring to have such a strong sign that things are going well. but in the midst of it, i found it extremely hard to hold fast to joy consistently. i definitely found myself feeling pretty ungrateful in the midst of such a huge blessing to us. so i spent a good bit of my time feeling discouraged. and nauseous, of course.

but now, i can see fruit. through my weakness & struggle, i find myself filled with a little more joy & contentment in my circumstances, no matter what they might be. i feel like my perspective on life is becoming a little less selfish. and with that, i'm encouraged.

once again, i'm so thankful for grace. for unending grace, despite how easily i forget how incredibly blessed i really am.

oh, we are so excited.

love.

18 comments:

  1. oh my gracious! what beautiful, fabulous news! xoxoxo

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  2. congratulations!!! i definitely know how you feel...my sickness lasted for 20 weeks and I was on medication for it (which didn't really help). looking forward to the updates!

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    1. thank you! i'm definitely thankful that i'm feeling better so early on--i was sick till almost 14 weeks with coen, but i can't imagine 20 weeks! good thing babies are so cute. :)

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  3. YES! Girl I am SO excited for you! I was wondering where you've been. Glad to see you were away for a very good reason :)

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  4. YAAAAY! I was missing your blog but this is the best excuse ever! So excited for your growing family :D

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    1. thanks, love! we're pretty excited too. :)

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  5. That's wonderful! Congratulations! Will you post when you find out gender (if you plan to find out)? I'll be praying that your nausea goes away quickly.

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    1. thank you! we will most definitely find out, and most definitely post. we're not fans of waiting. :)

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  6. Ashley, congratulations! such happy news :)

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  7. congratulations beautiful friend!!

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  8. I just stumbled over here from Chambanachik. Congratulations! You're due just a week after I'm expecting my second. My first 12 weeks sound much like yours. Isn't it such a relief to be past it? Welcome to this sweet journey!

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    1. welcome! and thank you. and congratulations to you as well!

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hey, friend! thanks for your comment--so glad you're here!