Whoa, it’s been a really long time. You know how hindsight is always 20/20? That last post from 2014 is REALLY hilarious 4 years later. How the heck has it been 4 years? Easy.
#1–I was raising a toddler/preschooler. Time flies.
#2–I was working on qualifying for my Ph.D., which is a lot of work, especially since I was raising a toddler/preschooler.
#3–We moved! Across the street, but still, we moved.
#4–Literally a year after the 2014 post, we (SURPRISE!) found out we were pregnant with #2. O joined the family in December 2015.
#5–While pregnant, I’d been cheating on this blog with this one. It has both of my pregnancy and postpartum journeys.
#6–Speaking of postpartum journeys, I lost a good chunk of 2016 to Postpartum Depression AND Postpartum Anxiety. Some of it is detailed in the blog above. The big takeaway? PPD and PPA is no joke. If you know a parent who seems to be struggling, please encourage them to check out Postpartum Support International. Therapy can really be helpful. I’ve learned a lot about myself, how to deal with my ongoing anxiety, and how to spot it in my kiddo.
#7–I switched advisors in my Ph.D. program…and FINALLY graduated last month. I can’t put into words how I feel about this. Well, actually, I can. But that’s a different blog for a different day.
#8–M’s startup company was bought out by Cisco and he’s now part of a corporate empire. He’s still the smartest computer engineer/scientist/tech/whatever they’re calling themselves this month that I know.
So, yeah, that’s a very rough summary of the last 4 years. I’m hoping now that I’m done dissertation writing, that I’ll start blogging a bit again. I have a couple of blogs planned to cover what’s in the future for our family at this point, and the various struggles that have been raising two tiny, and now, no-so-tiny humans. At the very least, it won’t be another 4 years until I update…I hope.