I’m Back!! And Very Pregnant
Hello darkness my old friend…
There are probably about five people out there reading this right now. Two my parents, one my husband, and the other two landed upon this page by sheer accident. It’s been a pretty darn long time, and when I tried blogging again I’d do it maybe a few days and then still say my heart wasn’t there. Well my heart has grown A LOT in the past year. Many things have changed. I’ve changed quite a bit, both physically and mentally. One thing has definitely not changed. I just type what I feel. I was never a blog pro or technology wiz. I can’t throw a post up like the best of them. It would generally take me hours, frustration trying to figure out why my image is upside down, editing tears, etc. I never landed my hits off of some instagram promotion or fancy SEO trick. It was just years of writing, dedication, and people finding me through random ways.
Throughout the past year I’d get messages through instagram (I’m sorry if you ever e-mailed me and I didn’t respond- I honestly didn’t check it). People would ask if I ever thought about blogging again. The truth is I thought about it ALL THE TIME. Tony would ask me if I ever think about it, I would see my blog friends online still typing strong, doing amazing things and taking their blog to the next level. I still wasn’t ready. I felt defeated that I let “my baby” go, and even more defeated when I tried to get her back over a year ago and not much came out of it. I got caught up in the numbers. Which is the silliest thing I could have done. What once was a blog I considered pretty popular (I am even shocked to this day at how many people logged on to read when I was blogging daily), had next to nothing in views when I tried to write again. I can remember crying to Tony saying “Why am I even trying, I wish I never would have taken such a long hiatus”. I thought well maybe it’s time to lay Skinny Minnie Moves to rest. It was a part of my life that I once loved and enjoyed, thinking I’d never let her go, but things happen and life moves you in different directions.
So as I sit here attempting to give Skinny Minnie Moves CPR, I’m filled with thoughts of how great things are right now. I have an amazing husband who I love more than anything in the world, a loving family, two happy little pups, and a brand new life growing inside of me, kicking away as my biggest cheerleader. Cue the tears here… seriously, I was a bit of an emotional person pre-pregnancy and here I am 32 weeks pregnant and a blubbering mess at ALL TIMES. I have so much to share, and a lot I might not want to share. I’m not really sure where I’ll go with this, but I’m sure that it’s time to do something and not think “what if” anymore.
If you made it through my super long intro, congratulations. I actually didn’t plan on sitting down and writing any of that. Maybe a line or two. I started to type and it came out. Which is how 99% of my blogs came to life. So where does this leave us now? I guess it’s time to catch up a bit!
I wasn’t a married woman when we last parted, and now I am. Tony and I have been married for 9 months now, holy cow time does fly. We had an amazing day, the weather was perfect, and I couldn’t have pictured it any different.
Anna and Mateo- you can read our photographers blog about our day here!
We also went on a dream honeymoon to Moorea in Tahiti. It was 9 days away from the girls, yes I’m the only person alive who cries going to paradise, but you all know how much I love my babies! We had the time of our lives, and every few weeks will say to one another can we go back to Moorea please? The breakfast alone was worth the trip. I will never again have such fabulous fresh juice. Unless I go back 😉
You can guess where I’m headed next. Yep, pregnant! We are expecting a little girl in just two short months and life is about to change so much, but in the best way possible. I feel so blessed every single day that I am able to carry her. I’m grateful to have what I consider the “normal” pregnancy and I don’t take one single day for granted. Yes I have all the normal third trimester stuff going on- backaches, pelvic pain, leg cramps, etc. It definitely is not easy with my busy job and being on my feet all day for 12+ hour shifts, but again I consider myself so extremely lucky.
This is just the short intro to my life now. If you are looking for the old me and tons of workouts, you may be in the wrong place. Unfortunately that’s not my life anymore, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Randomly I did take a poll on instagram a few weeks ago asking if anyone would be interested in reading about my pregnancy and around 86% said yes, so thank you! I guess it’s been 6 years and a lot of you that read me in the beginning have changed too, headed in similar directions, or just appreciate that things do not stay the same. What has stayed the same is the old school look to this blog (but ya know, one thing at a time, eh?). For now, I’m going to continue typing and see where we go.
I love this. It makes me so happy to see you so happy. Congrats. You guys are in for some of the best days ahead. =)
Thanks Amber! We are so excited!
So excited to follow all of your adventures! Love you!
I love YOU! And Bub and Jonesy! Oh and Greg lol
So glad you’re back! I’ve been following you for a long time and can’t wait to read more about your new journey!!
Thank you so much Lauren! It means a lot! 🙂
Love it!!! I have been creeping your Instagram all the time missing your posts! …But I am one to totally understand hat life changes and so does time allotted to different things. I was one who, as an avid runner who wanted more tone, started following you for workouts, and then I just got so excited to see what was going on with Katie. And during your hiatus, I’ve had a baby, too, so workouts and life in general definitely change! So glad to hear from you again!! (And thanks for posting your photographer’s blog…your pictures are beautiful!)
Thanks Kaitlin! I need to be better about posting on Instagram too! I miss this world lol
So happy to read your blog again and so happy for you. Congratulations! Greetings from Latvia!
Thanks so much!!! 😀
Welcome back Katie!