I love the quick easiness of Instagram, it is a great way to see snippets of friend's lives.
I think that there is a lot of real life that doesn't usually show on social media. Just so you know that we are really human, here is what doesn't appear in my Instagram pictures:
1. I didn't post a picture of what we had for dessert on Christmas Eve. This is what we had:
It says, "Number 8 Will be Great! We Can't Wait! Due August 9, 2015!
We are super excited! The kids were surprised. Our current baby will be just under 2 years old when the new baby is born. I like the 2 year spacing.
2. I haven't posted any pictures of me miserably nauseated!
3. I haven't posted any pictures of the stack of papers on my counter or my kitchen floor that wasn't swept. I have been in survival mode, just basics. . . feed kids, basic house pick up, and clean laundry in the basket but not folded.
4. Despite feeling sick I did muster enough energy to help plan a very special baptism for our daughter and we invited friends, neighbors, teachers, and family from Utah. She was baptized on January 23.
5. I didn't post any pictures of what I looked like last weekend on the day of her baptism. I woke up and was shocked when I looked in the mirror because my jaw and sides of my face were super swollen! While our parents and my grandparents were here I spend the day in the doctor's office doing blood tests to find out if I had the Mumps! (Yes, my immunizations are up to date).
I was placed in "Quarantine." Until the results from the blood work came back. I attended the baptism, but stayed away from everyone. I stood by the font to listen to the speakers. It was sad, really sad.
I stayed home while the family watched my boys play soccer and went to dinner. The whole weekend I was home.
It wasn't until the next Tuesday that the results came back and said that I did not have the Mumps!
I simply had clogged parotid glands or saliva glands (it isn't contagious at all).
6. I had been so nauseated that in December the doctor gave me a prescription medication for nausea. Because of my "mumps scare" they took me off of the medicine and I was so sick the whole weekend that our families were here.
7. For memory sake we took this picture after her baptism:
The doctor said that if I wanted to sit by people I could just wear the mask. I opted to stay away.
Needless to say, life is always an adventure! On a positive note I am feeling so great this week!! I finished the first trimester of this pregnancy and I am hopeful that I will keep feeling great! I know I am feeling better because I have been tackling organizing projects this week!