If anyone has been following me throughout the years, you'll know that I'm fairly active on social media. Well, over the last several months, you might have noticed that I haven't been on at all. Here's why...
As some of you may know, I got married in Sep of 2014 to my long time boyfriend. About six or so months later, we decided to start trying for a baby. As anyone who has tried to get pregnant knows, sometimes things don't quite go as planned. After seven months of negative tests, we FINALLY got a positive!!!! As of April 2016, we were finally pregnant!
Now a little background into my life: I have children from a previous marriage. I was actually a teenage mother, having had my first child at 18. Then, at 20, I had my second. Unfortunately, my pregnancies were not the kind of shit you read about. I am among the lucky 1% of women who fall victim to Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). Some of you may have heard that Princess Kate suffers from this, but I can assure you, this is not merely morning sickness. HG is a horrible, debilitating condition that causes severe dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, severe weight loss and many other issues (read more about it here). It is also the reason I've been MIA for the last few months.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen pictures of my HG treatments. I was admitted to the hospital twice, put on a subcutaneous pump to receive medication, since taking anything orally was impossible, and had to receive IV fluids three times a week for two months. Life was just dandy! (Sense the sarcasm) Keep in mind, that the vomiting had gotten so bad that at one point, I was given morphine due to the pain from both the nausea and the trauma caused to my diaphragm. This illness is no joke! The only plus side - I get better after 20 weeks.
So the entire months of May, June and July, I had to live with this being my daily life. I wasn't able to work, read, write, drive, eat, drink or live a normal life. It was horrible! However, things have turned around. I am now 22 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby boy and things are slowly getting back to normal. I have gone back to work, my son has been able to play youth football again this year and everything has begun to fall into place.
While I haven't been able to really write anything this year, there will still be a few books released that are in the Legacy of Secrets series. A few were remaining from those that were previously released. I have only two more books to complete this series, but I am working on more stories that I might release privately. I am hoping to see my books across all platforms and in print as my publisher expands, so keep a look out! I promise I am back and you'll see more from me in the coming months, especially since I'll have free time while growing my little human!
Please feel free to reach out to me across any social media! I've been debating on chatting live on Facebook on a weekly basis (as time allows), but it will truly depend on who decides they want to be there. In the meantime, please enjoy this updated picture of my new baby bump! :)
I'm a writer, a mother, a wife, a friend, a sister, and a daughter. My journey as a published author is in full swing and I'm inviting all my friends along for the ride!