Readers,

The pregnancy has been adventurous but it seems like it will be lasting longer than expected. My doctor said that the baby hasn’t moved down in two weeks. My cervix isn’t even dilated. I scheduled another appointment for 8/3/2012 and if she’s not here by then my doctor will have to induce labor between 8/5 – 8/9.

Since I’m extremely low on energy and I haven’t been writing the way I should be, I decided to take a break from my writing at least until the baby gets here.

I hope that you all understand and will continue to support me as you’ve done in the past. I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on my progress.

Warm Regards,
Nai’lah
 
 
You all may be aware of this or some of you may be unaware but I’m currently on maternity leave from my full-time job. The past two weeks have been very relaxing for me. My feet were swollen everyday but haven’t been since I’ve been out.

Things have been challenging some days, easy going on other days and well…just plain overwhelming somewhere between. I’ve been struggling to find understanding so I’ve been praying a lot. Finally, I’m ready for the arrival of my daughter—from washing her new clothes in Dreft to assembling her crib, installing the car seat etc, etc…my family and I are READY! My due date is still set for 8/1/2012 and I have a standing appointment with my doctor for the next two weeks.

Where am I with writing? It’s funny because some days I can be very productive then I have my days where I’m caught up doing mommy stuff and the day drifts past before I know it.  I really wanted to get so much more accomplished before my little one gets here but I’m taking it one day at a time and trying to remain as stress free as I can be.

Where am I with networking? To be honest, I haven’t been on my best behavior. I’m very disappointed in myself and hope that I can get back on track.

I’ve been looking for a different job and have applied for quite a few. My ultimate goal is to be able to stay home with my kids and be able to financially provide for them through the earnings of my writing. All in due time, I guess. Patience is a virtue and I’m exercising it coarsely.

I haven’t been blogging as much and I hope that I haven’t lost my readers; I’m really doing the best that I can. Hopefully it doesn’t take me this long before I post something else. Until, I write again…I’m counting down the days. Keep up with me on Twitter.

I’ll catch up with you all soon.
Nai’lah