Its been a while, guys. It really has.
If I’m being completely honest, I have found that I am struggling lately. I feel like I have been hit with big life event after big life event.
And even though some of these life events are good – and exciting – that doesn’t make them any less stressful.
Let me explain.
It all started in September, when my mom got sick. She eventually ended up passing away within a few weeks of us finding out. Read her full story here.
Before she had gotten sick, we were planning on opening a new gas station/mini mart/restaurant. We were also having a home built behind said building.
Even after my mom had passed, the plans were to remain moving forward and continue on the journey she had started with us…and thats just what we did.
Shortly after her passing we had to move.
We had 3 short days to move our entire home. Thankfully, I must say, it was only down (or up) the road.
During this time, our financial situation was not good. We had to close our previous restaurant in order to move to another location.
This means no income for anyone who had worked there, at least until the new business had opened.
In November, we were able to open up the gas station and mini mart, but the restaurant still had a long way to go.
This meant SOME income for my husband, and a little for my grandparents.
During this time, my husband and I also found out we were pregnant with baby number 2.
Sure, it was exciting, but much scarier than I had imagined.
I still wanted to go a job from home, and had no such luck finding said job.
It was around this time that I found out my current job does not offer anything for maternity leave – no paid family leave, maternity leave, disability, etc.
Yep. I’m terrified.
My supervisor stated that I will be able to get 6 weeks off after the baby is born.
Let me just yell it a little louder… S I X W E E K S.
In my opinion, this is not enough time to get back to a normal schedule, learn to breastfeed (again), learn to sleep, etc.
As of today, things looking better in some ways, scarier in others.
We have found a way around the strict rules of opening a restaurant, and should be opening a “deli and pizza place” by the end of April.
My son had corrective surgery on his hands in February, which is stressful enough as it is.
And this past Tuesday, we went to the Doctor’s to find the sex of our baby.
We got good news….
And bad news….
We are having another BOY! (This is the good news, kinda).
However, they noticed that my amniotic fluid was low. Not super low, but low enough to cause concern.
Now, we are considered “high risk”.
We will be going to UC Davis in Sacramento this upcoming Thursday; we will know more at this point in time.
Until then, I must remain positive.
Everything happens for a reason.
Everything happens in its own, perfect timing.
I have to trust in God that this is the path I am meant to be on.
So now, I am going to do my best to attempt to remain prevalent on this site.
If anything, I will use it as a journal and something to look back on.
I hope anyone out there will hang on for the journey.