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Hello there everyone, long time no see!
I have lots of news, so just bear with me. Thanks so much to everyone who has commented & emailed in my absence asking if I'm ok and sending me their best wishes. I'm doing alright, but it has been a hell of a hard month. There have been lots of extra medical tests for me, as early test results suggested I might have gestational diabetes, and our 20 week ultrasound picked up a possible abnormality in our little dudes kidneys. All is well now - we are both fit & healthy, but it made things quite stressful. We have also been getting The Boyfriend a diagnosis & treatment for sleep apnoea, which while it has been incredible for his health is also incredibly expensive. This month we have also had the battery in our car die, my laptop break, The Boyfriend's bicycle break, the drive train in our car start making suspicious noises, a new midwife & people I work with heap shit on me about the weight I've gained during my pregnancy, and my work wasn't always particularly understanding about my pregnancy. I've been a big hormonal wreck too, so I thought it was best to disconnect for while & get myself some emotional rest.
Which brings me to some more of my news - while I've been taking a break from blogging this month I've realized that I can't keep continuing to put as much time into a blog as I have been. It was burning me out trying to keep up my schedule of posting most days while I've been pregnant, and I can't imagine that it's going to be easier to do once I have a baby that needs my attention. I feel like I don't have enough hours in the day for my hobbies already, and something has to give. I've been lacking inspiration for my blog for a while now, and I think it is because I was trying to force myself to keep posting on such a rigid schedule when that format really doesn't suit me anymore. Rather than spending so much time behind the computer, I want to get out in the world more & spend more time working on my photography & DIY projects.
I'm not going away completely, but I am switching over to Word Press, and my own domain name! The Boyfriend has been using Word Press for a long time & I was struck by how easy it is to use. I also find the layouts much more photography-friendly. I'm not going to be posting as regularly, and my posts are going to be much more photography related. I want to make sure that I'm actually inspired to post, rather than feeling obligated, and I want to scale back my internet time now, before our little man arrives so that it's not such a huge change.
A big thanks to everyone who has followed this blog & kept me motivated with your lovely comments! I'm still going to be visiting you, just not as often. You guys are totally welcome at my new internet home anytime.