it's been a while: why i've been missing-in-action

I'm back. Okay, maybe not writing-a-few-posts-every-week "back," but back none the less. And I have a good excuse for dissing you all for so long. Really. I do.

Okay so first, I found out I was pregnant in September of 2011. I know, I know. We already have twins (who just turned 3 last month) and we already have a boy and a girl, so what were we thinking? Well, the best answer I have is that Hus and I both love kids, we have a great equal (for the most part) partnership, and we just wanted to.

Then, I was pregnant. And working full-time. And dealing with twin toddlers. Every. Single. Day.

I will say that the first half of this pregnancy was much easier than the first half of my last one. But then around week 25, my doctor became worried because my cervix had shortened to a dangerous length (click HERE to read more about what a short cervix means for your pregnancy) and I was put on strict bed rest. I had to stop working, park my rear on the couch, and take some daily meds. I was allowed to make one trip up and down our stairs each day, use the restroom when needed, and take a shower every other day. But other than that, I was expected to remain horizontal for at least 95% of my day. It was awful. And I did it for TEN LONG WEEKS. 

Even though I was absolutely mortified when I heard those dreadful words, "You're going to have to go on strict bed rest," I thought that I would be able to get more writing done. No sir, this was not the case. Being on bed rest not only made me more tired (and achy and irritated) than expected, but I was in our chaotic, noisy (our twins only went to school one day a week) living room for most of the day, making it nearly impossible for me to concentrate. 

Once my bed rest was lifted (at 36 weeks), I only had one week and 2 days before I went into labor and baby #3 made his entrance into the world. Our son, Paxton, was born on May 21st and life has been all-but-calm since then.

So, that's it. That's why I've been MIA for so long. Sorry. Don't take it personally. It wasn't you, it was me. I'm back now and that's what really matters, right?

Here's what you have to look forward to over the next several months:
  • Posts about maintaining your relationship after baby.
  • Tips for effective conflict interactions.
  • Ideas for keeping the spark alive in your relationship.
  • Reviews of relationship/marriage/sex books and products.
  • Lists of other great online articles.
  • Contests and giveaways.

Stay tuned!
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