It’s been difficult for me to write regularly since I was pregnant with my second child. I’ve missed writing and have been dreaming of starting back up again, only to face new challenges. Last year was rough, and I’ll update you on that on another post. Short summary : moved to Normandy, my body said NO to Normandy (severe allergies and asthma), so we are back in Provence. Luckily, we had decided to hold onto our little house in the hills and left it furnished as a summer getaway. This made moving back much easier. We left our furniture up in Normandy and put our amazing farmhouse up for sale.
Now, as the dust is settling and we finally have a routine going, life has thrown us a wonderful surprise…
Are you ready for it?
That’s right! We’re are having another baby! I’m 12 weeks pregnant and the doctor believes with 90% certainty that this one will be a girl. My ALL DAY morning sickness agrees with her. I had horrible morning sickness with my daughter, but it was very mild when pregnant with my son. Right now, it is the worst ever and all I seem to be able to eat with some consistency are smoothies and English muffins with butter. Meat, fish, eggs, and most vegetables (and as of the past two weeks, chocolate) are all a big NO, NO. Yuck!
So here we are, back in our little house in the hills and waiting on another bundle to arrive in July 2016. This will be my third pregnancy in France, and we’re all very excited! My 4 year old daughter is full of questions, and my 2.5 year old son loves to talk about the “baby in tummy.”
I’m all prepared for our next arrival, but of course, I’m sure I’ll think differently when I hit the nesting stage. You know, when you realize you have nothing you need, everything is dirty, and you don’t know where all the time went.
Note to self : In case I read this post again several months down the road, you spent this time playing with your kids, relaxing on the sofa with smoothies, and getting sick at the site of each lunch and dinner you must make your family. Take it easy on yourself!
I did a terrible job documenting my second pregnancy here in France, and am hoping to really blog during this time around. There’s so much to say about being pregnant in France and the medical system here. And since my French is much better now than during my first pregnancy, I don’t nearly have the anxiety I once had.
Bonne année à mes amis!!!!
I look forward to talking to you really soon.