Costa Rica was a fantastic family vacation, and in the next week or two I’ll get around to sharing some fun photos from the trip. Today I have even more exciting news. We’re having another baby!
Yesterday afternoon I was able to meet little Anderson #3 on screen at an ultrasound, and his/her little heart was fluttering away, a comforting sight for early in pregnancy. Last night we sent out this little stop-motion video announcement to family and friends, sharing the happy news.
I’m just over 8 weeks along, and feeling pretty great. Nausea all day, but so far not too much vomit (not like my 3x/day with Eliot). I bought a couple pairs of maternity pants today, because buttons are already uncomfortable! Luckily, by the third time around, I’m totally ready to embrace the bump, as early as it wants to appear. I’ll start documenting with a Maternity Countdown Tee next week.
It goes without saying that this baby, and my family are my number one priority. My ever-long to-do list has gone out the window and I am making sure to take it easy, rest when I’m tired, eat when I’m hungry, and take a warm bubble bath every night (occasionally with a bowl of chocolate ice cream in hand.)
In some ways, this blog has been like a child to me…I began writing here even before Milo was a twinkle in my eye. With each new step in life, I’ve adjusted my dedication to blogging, and really found so much fulfillment and enjoyment in sharing here. Above all, I value the relationships that I’ve made with readers and other bloggers within this online community.
Preparing for this third baby, however, has invited me to re-evaluate the rest of my life, and for now, I am going to choose baby over blog. There doesn’t seem to be space for it all right now! Some folks, indeed lots and lots of you, can make it all work. I feel like it’s time for me to take a step away from blogging and allow the time I would have spent preparing posts and interacting online to become a free space for new experiences.
I do have some fun things already prepared to share over the next couple months, and I won’t be a complete stranger here. But, I will be taking a no-pressure, stress-free approach to both blogging and living my day to day. If you want to keep up with my infrequent posts without clicking here directly, feel free to add One Little Minute to your feedly or bloglovin readers.
Also, I’m so excited to be teaching at Sewing Summit 2013 in Salt Lake City, with this whole line up of amazing teachers! I had such a blast last year, and can’t wait to join the fun again. Tickets available here.
And, I’m pretty addicted to Instagram, and have begun to use my feed as a quick, low impact method of sharing pieces of my life and projects. So, feel free to follow along there, too if you miss me;) @livefreemiranda