On the eighth day of Christmas I made an announcement. Hold on. I’ll get to that in a little bit.
Given my current circumstances for blogging (on handheld devices at only certain times of day) I did not feel comfortable to write the long, protracted reflection on the past year as I might otherwise have done. Nevertheless, I feel I should just say the year was not without its ups and downs. I had my fair share of ill health, most notably tearing a ligament in my knee and falling down the stairs…which has left my legs considerably compromised in their stability. Anyway, rather than dwelling on what has been I would like to focus on what is to come.
As regular readers and friends would know, I am in a new relationship with a wonderful man…Sean. Coming out of one relationship and starting another was pretty much the theme of 2013 for me. Now we are taking a step closer to one another by becoming parents.
I didn’t think this was even possible for me as I have a medical condition which would seem to exclude me from the Mummy Club. However, we worked our way through the difficulties and I found out that my dreams of parenthood could actually be achievable.
So, this explains why I have not been able to shake that cold which stood on the precipice of pneumonia. It is the reason why I had to stay in bed for so long. My first trimester was quite a challenge. Not just morning sickness (morning my —-!) but also symphysis pubis disorder since about 8 weeks. The doctor ordered bed rest and bed rest I had. Sean fetches and carries, cooks, cleans and cares in a way that still humbles me and makes me choke up. He does it all with good humour and grace. I could go on but it would only get more soppy.
So, there you have it. Announcement made…and I couldn’t be happier!