While I Was Away…


In case you don’t remember, I’m Jody. I write on this blog, My Baby Olive Juice, remember me?

I know, I know – I’ve been gone for a couple of months; and I didn’t really offer a good reason for my sudden blog hiatus. The truth is, I’ve been in a really withdrawn and closed place for the past few months, but with good reason:


I’m pregnant!

Yeah, I’m pregnant with kid-number-two! We found out on Christmas Day last year while we were in Aspen with my family, and since that moment, my brain has been in a state of constant worry. I wish I could say that I’m the sort of person who is filled with light and joy when I’m pregnant. While I do enjoy most parts of pregnancy, my mind mostly gets consumed with worry. Too many urban legends or sad stories from friends-of-friends fill my mind, and I honestly become somewhat of a mess.

And with that worry also came the 1st trimester fatigue, nausea and general illness. I’ve got to say, so far, this pregnancy has been much harder than when I was pregnant with Olive. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve now got a preschooler to chase after, a household to run and a small calligraphy business as well – but most days I’m pretty much down for the count by 5pm.

Which is why this blog fell by the wayside for a little while, friends, and I’m so sorry!

But I’m now feeling better at almost 19 weeks pregnant, and I’m back! I also realize that my belly looks way larger than a 19 week belly would, but I guess with your 2nd pregnancy, your body just lets it ALL hang out.

And guess what….we’re having a boy. Oh boy.

I can’t wait to tell you more, so very soon. Thanks for being patient with me!





Photo By: Sadaf Murad Photo

8 thoughts on “While I Was Away…

  1. Mimi

    Ahhh! Congrats on baby #2! Get your rest and we’ll await your return! Can’t wait to hear about your journey with baby #2! ?


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