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Surprise, Surprise

By on November 7, 2018

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October was a month for the books! My husband and I found out that we are expecting our second child together. It has been a bit of shock and awe, I have had emotional days of “what the hell are we thinking”, and of course bliss and being ecstatically happy.  Mentally I was not prepared for the 2 lines on the test. My mind was wrapped around chasing our very active toddler, helping my teenager through his first year of teenagerhood, and really pushing for business growth.

The past 3 years have been full of major life changes! Moving, natural disasters, divorce, death, marriage, babies– I think we have covered all of the major categories– sometimes more than once. Why not add one more!?! Gus and I are a good team and always up for an adventure, so cheers to the newest piece of our puzzle. And at least I am still (barely) in my 30’s!

The thought that has eased my mind and worries is that I have given myself a major health revamping this year. After having Ezra and dealing with a difficult pregnancy, birth, and recovery I knew I needed to look deeper into healing. I have tried many things over the years to heal my hormonal & autoimmune issues and 2018 was the year to find the missing link. Ezra and I both responded very well to the lectin-free diet, his issues resolved rather quickly after we acclimatized to the changes and I had a lot of healthy “side-effects” from the change as well.

I believe I have the tools to really give this pregnancy a good head start for a different type of delivery and health outcome than my previous experiences. I am, of course, doing things by the book medically and will be watched like a hawk– I am completely fine with giving extra blood and urine to the lab! Life is full of adjusting and adapting to whatever surprise is around the corner. Our newest surprise is due in May– so mommy, daddy, and big brothers still have plenty of time to adjust and find our routines along the way.

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