Tuesday, May 1

Let's just skip straight to the good stuff

Happy 6-MONTH SLACK-I-VERSARY to me! 
Going for the "cringing in shame" look, but instead accidentally made an ad for pleasantly-scented scarves

I told you I had to go to the ER, got two new grown-up jobs, had cool news, and then... I disappeared off the face of the planet.

Except for the random z***** Halloween picture that has greeted loyal blog checkers since October (sorry Mom).

So you know that typical children's novel plot where the main character's loyal dog starts acting funny, and then disappears, and you cry because it's totally dead and you didn't realize this was going to be one of those "shit-happens,-kid,-we've-all-gotta-grow-up-sometime" books? AND THEN THE DOG REAPPEARS A WEEK LATER WITH A LITTER OF PUPPIES??

No, I don't have any puppies.

(Sad, yes.)

But I DID get knocked up.

You guys are going to kill me. Killllll meeee... because...
we've only got 8 more weeks until Matthews-er #3 pops out.

For people who want to "grow" their blog, probably the stupidest thing you could do is skip seven out of nine months of blogging GOLD.

For other *certain* people who've just agreed to work 50 hours a week and then, surprise!, get a BIG FAT DOSE of exhausting hormones paired with completely overwhelming and exciting and thrilling and terrifying implications about the rest of their life...

Yeah, not a good recipe for le blarging.

(I also partially blame the realization that coffee had been providing 90% of my personality.)

Yes, Sneaky Baby was a beeeeg surprise for us. But now that I'm completely addicted to getting kickboxed from the inside out, and now that I've felt little baby hiccups echoing through my guts (who knew that could happen??!!),  I wouldn't have it any other way.

So thanks for sticking around (and HOLY CRAP a petition?? You guys are the greatest. Sorry for slinking away into my "having puppies den" and hiding from it). I literally have 10 different rough drafts waiting for you in the line-up; my goal is post once a week. I hope it will be worth your wait.

Until next week,
I adore you guys as much as I now love ♥♥♥pickled eggs and strawberry popsicles for breakfast♥♥♥,
that's A LOT,

April

13 comments:

kelseypoodle said...

FINALLY!!! YES!!!! yayyyy

Markie said...

Yayayay! I'm so happy you posted! Look at that super cute belly! I love it!

Lacey said...

Yayyy!! Congratulations and welcome back! My blog roll has been full of good news today!

Caitlin said...

APRIL! I'm so happy you're backkkk!!!! AND PREGNANT! Look how adorable you are! I've missed you! <333333 LOTS OF HEARTS

Jessica McLeod said...

Congratulations, April!! :)

Jeff said...

Congratulations!

Laura said...

I recently thought that I hadn't seen you on the blog update for a while, and checked to see if I was still "following" you. So glad to see you back, and what good news! Looking forward to some posts and a baby for you! Girl or boy? Do you know?

Grace(less) Kelly said...

Oh good lawd, life is better for everyone when you blog. Yay!

Sam said...

Aprily Anne you have never looked more beautiful! You are positively radiant. I freaking love your baby bump! That kid hit the good genes jackpot I tell ya what. I can't even begin to explain to you how much I miss you. It's like in a I don't even realized I'm deprived I'm so malnourished sort of way. I am so glad to here that everything is going so well. I very much hope you get maternity leave, and life without coffee is unimaginable. I tried to go 24 hours without it, and my office mates were threatening to put me on suicide watch. Anyhow, I just wanted to say hello, and yeah, and welcome back to the interweb. Tell my INTJ home skillet I say, "hey" (in a shy/awkward sort of way as is the nature of our personality deformity). Goodbye.

Sam said...

*hear

Lozzz123 said...

Hooray you're back!! And a giant HOORAY for the sneaky baby! I think growing most of a baby while you've been not blogging is a pretty fair reason :P

April said...

I LOVE seeing all these old familiar faces! I'm so glad I did this : )

Kelley @ Kelley Maria said...

You look great, April! So beautiful as a pregnant mama!