Wednesday, December 3

happy humpday

I hope y'all have been having a great week so far, and that you have a great weekend ahead! I mostly wanted to say thank you today, so SO much for all the sweet and loving comments from everyone on Monday's post and on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter announcement posts as well. Martin and I have been reading through them all together and have felt such an overwhelming amount of love and kindness from all of you and it really means the world to us! 
It has been harder for sure handling the kiddies and the morning sickness, and at times I've been overwhelmed and a little nervous about the future, but again reading through all your comments of support and encouragement has really bolstered me up and made us even happier than we were before, and I wish I could reply to each of your comments. But again, thank you thank you!!

Lately because of so many mornings and afternoons spent on the couch, and the weather having gotten so cold around here, I've been looking for any and every opportunity to take the kids outside since they all have major cabin fever.haha So any day that we can see the sun through the gloom and the temperature is higher, I gather up all the coats and boots I can find and we go out for a walk or a drive. 
Being so sick again has given me lots of Déjà vu from when I was pregnant with my other kiddos, and it's made me think back on the differences and how much I've learned since then. Also since that and how sick the rest of my family has been off and on made me take a big break from my blogging, I gained a lot of perspective and a lot of questions were answered that I'd been wondering for a long time. I realized how much I really love to blog. Creating, learning, sharing. I really missed it, and I really need it. 

It makes me a better mom, a better wife, it makes me experiment and explore more, and it's that little creative outlet for me that also helps our family. I've also met so many amazing women through my blogging experiences, and I learn so much from woman I follow and you that follow me. 

So I'm back! I'm so happy to be back. My posts may be a little on and off still for the next few weeks while I try to get control of this morning sickness, but I have so many fun and exciting things to share every day, and I'd love to hear if you have any thoughts on particular topics or posts you'd like to see from me in 2015!

Thanks for reading today, and I hope you visit again soon!
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  1. I totally feel your pain.. I am pregnant with my first baby and feel so sick all day.. hang in there! xxo

  2. I'm happy to hear that your past experiences are helping to guide you. Often times, we ignore our past experiences and I'm glad you're not!
    Congrats on baby #5!

    Katie |

  3. I love this! I can totally relate to the blogging cycles, and just like you have discovered I always end up coming back. It just has such creative powers and ability to share and posses so much love, it makes the less fun side worth it. You are super woman for doing all that you do with such a big family of littles, but you have been such a testament to me to never let that slow me down once I start a family. Sending a ton of love and positive vibes your way girl!!! :)

  4. We all need a little break sometimes to gain perspective :) I'm feeling like that lately... I think morning sickness is a great excuse to step back a bit! Congratulations again! 5 under 5... holy smokes you are going to be a BUSY mama!

  5. Hope you start feeling better soon!

  6. I feel the same way about blogging. But it can be hard to keep up with when things get busy or we aren't feeling well. I can't imagine the added responsibility of taking care of kiddos. But I think the fact that you focus on them and your own health makes you that much better a momma. We love reading your blog, but we always know that home matters first. XO-Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  7. Congrats on the new baby - you are one blessed and busy mama! We have a topic we would love to see on your site - the Fit BumpBundle review! We hope you are enjoying it !

  8. If it helps, morning sickness can be controlled by wearing PsiBands on both wrists. It has definitely helped me during my current pregnancy. I can't believe you're having another one, since I can't imagine how it will be like with my second child...:)

  9. Feel better pet!!


  10. I am sorry to hear about your morning sickness -- I can imagine it is hard to deal with while taking care of the kids but I am sure you are doing amazing ♥