I alluded to it a while ago in a separate blog post, but hadn’t gotten around to explaining what it was I was talking about.
If you’re a follower of mine on either Instagram or Twitter, you probably know about this by now..! But for those who aren’t (and I would like to hope you might consider following me on social media), I have some lovely news to share with you all.
Back in September last year, I got some very exciting results. My other-half, Josh and I were excited and nervous – and still are! – and kept it a secret. After telling the news to close friends and family, we shared the news with “the world” (AKA: Facebook & other social media), to a lot of peoples surprise.
We’re expecting our first child!
Don't think I've actually twitter-ed it, but I'm expecting! SO & I are delighted, due June 1st. Currently sitting here w/lots of kicking 🙂
— Kate Payton (@pixelnourish) January 17, 2014
We found out mid-November that we’re expecting a little girl, so we’re very excited. We’ve chosen a name, which we look forward to sharing with the world when we introduce her.
I did find out – and thankfully early in the pregnancy – that I have Gestational Diabetes. So for the last 3 weeks I’ve been testing my blood glucose levels 4 times a day, everyday. Luckily, my levels are very easily managed, so I’m not too worried about the whole thing.
As of writing this, I’m currently 25 weeks, so coming up to the end of the second trimester.
Finding work has been difficult in the last 3 months, as it seems agencies aren’t a fan of bringing in a pregnant lady. Which is sad, but there’s not a lot I can do about it. I’ve had numerous enquiries about doing 6 month+ contracts in the last 2 months than I ever have previously. I’ve even had an offer to head overseas to work for 4-6 weeks; that was difficult to turn down!
As a whole other story, we’re looking for somewhere to move to and hoping we can get settled into a rental property shortly. We would love to be able to set-up a nursery and feel like we can finally call a place “home” again.
So it’s been a pretty insane start to the year and a very emotional 6 months. Wish me luck that I can find a few drips of work (of course, if there’s something I can help you with, do contact me asap!) before our little Bean arrives and that I can survive the sleepless nights that await me come June 1st!