It has been two years since my last post. So much has changed.
Career: Mom and I changed our company, Opeys Home, from making custom pillows (although we do take custom orders for them), but now we make and sell pet clothing and accessories. We have had partial success with it and have had our product in a vets clinic and soon will have it in a Pet club. I also started selling Agnes & Dora, womens clothing, but after selling it for several months, I ended up leaving that company for many reasons I wont go into. I then started selling LimeLight by Alcone, professional makeup and love love love this company. They have the only skin care and foundation that I have ever been able to use, that did not affect my seborrheic dermatitis. It will be my last company to join and sale.
Weight Loss/Health: When I last posted I had talked about my weight loss experience and eating healthier. Well several months later, our finances had changed and I could not longer afford personal training so I had to give it up. I tried to stay healthy, but I let old bad habits of not eating and going out to eat set back in. I gained about 2o ish lbs back and had to go back to my old jeans and clothes, but was able to keep it at that weight. Then about 6-7 months ago, we started NutriSystem and it really gave me great results! I lost the weight I had gained back and was doing really great! After 2 months of being on the System, I ended up ordering nothing but pasta with marinara for almost all of my meals…. I am only human and that really got old. I ended up talking my husband into us cheating here and there and that ended up ending the System. Once again, we fell back into old habits. Mom and I started going to the personal trainer again (I was kidding myself thinking I could financially handle it) just before Christmas.
Side Note: For the past 7 years we have tried for babies and sadly were not able to have any viable babies. We went through the heartache of 3 miscarriages and monthly disappointments. We have tried so many natural remedies and really wanted to stay away from conventional medicine. We found this fertility tracking bracelet that you only wear at night, called Ava, last June and ordered it without hesitation. It tracks your body temperature, resting heart rate, sleep patterns, and other data points. Its all analyzed and gives you your best times to conceive. We didn’t actually get it until the end of October, as it was brand new technology and still in the beginning stages of production.
Pregnancy: Two weeks before Christmas, I wasn’t feeling well but didnt think much about it. I figured any day I start and it never came… again with PCOS, I didn’t think much about it as I am not regular. Christmas morning I was sitting there and thought… I should test. Don’t know what made me think of it but I went ahead and actually forgot that I tested. I happened to look down and saw a Positive Test!!! I was in shock so I took 2 more tests. All were positive. I was in utter shock! No way I was pregnant… no way. I immediately went downstairs with this onesie we had been saving and told my husband we had another gift to wrap for my parents… I showed him the onesie and he didn’t understand at first. Once it set in what was going on he stood up and we hugged as I bawled.
Back to the gym that following Tuesday (since going back to the gym, we had only been able to do one session before Christmas)… I was so excited to tell our trainer. She was super excited too but then this meant adjusting our workouts for baby. We were only able to go for maybe 2 months before baby bills started to pile up. We also had to move into a bigger place so there was an added cost there too. So once again I had to cut out the trainer. I did loose more inches but the weight stayed the same.
Fast forward through the first trimester… The first trimester was rough. It was full of constant nausea, constant fatigue, constant emotions (weepy and not so nice), bouts of being hangry, tons of food aversions, wonderful Dr apts with amazing sonograms of our little miracle, getting poked and blood drawn. It was a roller coaster of a trimester. It also shed light on how much true pregnancy is not talked about. No one really tells you what is actually going to happen during pregnancy. We had a spotting scare and a major dizziness scare that through me for a loop, but the baby has a really strong heart beat and the Dr said our pregnancy is really low risk which is a blessing in itself.
We are now in our second trimester… This one is a little better. The nausea, emotions, bouts of hangry, and food aversions are all mostly gone but they have been replaced with heartburn/indigestion, and headaches. Not horrible but still no fun. Something to look forward to this trimester is getting to know what we are having! I’m hoping to maybe find out sooner… I’m looking into it.
Our New Place: On top of now being pregnant, we have now moved and trying to settle in. I’m getting tired quickly so unpacking is taking me a little bit. We have several boxes that need to go to Goodwill and I am sure I will add more to them. We moved to a 2 bedroom town home with the same floor plan as our last place. It is upgraded with new hardwood floors, new kitchen, new bathroom vanities, and a wonderful color scheme. It isn’t built as well as the last place and there are things that set off my OCD. Lines that aren’t straight, paint jobs that aren’t within the lines, blinds that don’t match. Nothing that hinders us living here but definitely bothers me. Hubby tells me not to look at the crooked lines.
It has truly been a busy and blessed two years! So much has happened and so much has changed.