Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sometimes Life is Tough

In June I decided July would be the month I would make stuff happen. I was going to finish my manuscript. I was going to enjoy awesome-summer-mommy-time with my kids. I was going to go to RWA and meet my amazing agent, hang out with some of my favorite people, and be surrounded by writers, agents, editors, and DISNEY WORLD for three whole days. July should have been the month I did all the things I wouldn't be able to do when baby #4 comes in October.

Alas, July had different plans for me. I got sick. A few weeks into the illness I was diagnosed with a nasty little pregnancy complication. All of my plans for July (and August and September) were put on hold or cancelled, (sniff...RWA...sniff), and I spent the month passed out on the couch while my kids watched brain-frying amounts of PBS. Good times.

The good news is I have a fantastic doctor and we feel like everything is going to be okay. I just need a lot of rest and the baby needs to stay healthy and delay his entry into the world for another 7-8 weeks.

Until then, (and probably for a month or two after), I'm sure my blog posts will be sporadic. I will promise to write about writing or reading or something sort of interesting when I do post.

I didn't read many blogs in July, (I hope to check in with everyone this week). I'm sure I've missed some things. What have you all been up to? Amazing vacations? Conferences? Agents? Book deals? Fill me in peeps.


Oh and if any of you are on Twitter you should check out my super cool agent, @SaraMegibow. She just started tweeting a few weeks ago and she's getting the hang of it now. Plus, I think she'll be tweeting from RWA next week, and if you can't go, aren't tweets the next best thing?

31 comments:

Thomas Taylor said...

Gosh, you poor thing. Good luck! I hope your health straightens itself out soon, and the rest soon after.

DL Hammons said...

I'm sorry things got complicated and ruined your plans for July, but I'm very glad that you're healthy and everything is okay going forward. Not much new to report over here. Still editing/revising...with plans to begin querying in mid-August.

Take care! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm so glad to hear things should be okay. Make sure you take care of yourself and the baby - everything comes in 2nd place. Take care!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Aw, sending lots of love and light your way for you and the baby! Get better!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I'm sorry all your plans got canceled, but you're going to have a happy, healthy baby- definitely more important. I hope the next few months go nice and smooth for you- pregnancy is hard enough already!

Elaine AM Smith said...

Rest. The rest will take care of itself. You take care of you and the little one(s).

Candyland said...

Aww:( I hope you and baby stay healthy and happy!!! And I'm sure your kids will understand, if not today, someday.

Tabitha Bird said...

Oh you poor thing. There is nothing like life to interrupt our plans hey. I hope you get lots of rest and that you and bub are fine :)

Joanne Fritz said...

Oh, Natalie. So sorry to hear about the complications. You and the baby (and the rest of your family) are definitely more important than blogging or reading blogs or even writing. Get all the rest you need. Take your time. Stay healthy. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

Diane said...

Praying things stay good for you, baby and your entire family. A lot of PBS can't be all bad, right??? :O)

Tracy said...

No fun for you, but you gotta do what you gotta do. My July has been insane. I've been gone for 3 out of the 4 weeks of holidays, so what with school and post-school crazies, I've gotten nothing done for the last 2 months. Grr. So frustrating. Well, not "I'm stuck on the couch trying to grow a healthy baby" frustrating...but still... ;)

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

I'm sorry to hear about you being sick. I'm glad things are getting better.

I sent a prayer for you! :)

Weronika Janczuk said...

Natalie, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I wish for the absolute best for you all, and, yes, tweets are the next best thing. :)

Nicole MacDonald said...

Oooh take care of yourself - and a little TV won't kill the kids ;p

Dena Daw said...

I'm sorry to hear this Natalie :-( I'll keep you and your little bambino in my prayers.

Terri Tiffany said...

I'll tell you this--the last thing anyone wants to do is walk around Disney in the middle of July for three days. Trust me--you are lucky to not be doing that! LOL
I hope all continues to go well for you:)) Not much new here- tore apart my MS this month, taking a class with Camy Tang and hoping the book is ready for a professional editor by next month--then query query.

Regina said...

I'm so sorry that you were not feeling well and glad that you have a doctor that knows what they are doing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hold strong. I'm glad that you are feeling better. Just take care of yourself and we will fend for ourselves until you are able to say hello from time to time.

Indigo said...

The important thing is to take care of you and the baby. We (I know I'm not) are not going anywhere. We'll be here for you when you need us and know you're doing what you can. That's all that matters dear friend.

Stay well and take care of you. (Hugs)Indigo

Jen said...

I'm sorry things got complicated and you missed some fun months but at least you are getting healthier and things will get back to normal so you can go back to your awesome and lovely life with your family and soon more conferences!

Sara B. Larson said...

I'm sorry you're going through this difficult time, but I'm glad to hear your doctor is on top of things. I had a few different scares with my last pregnancy, but none of the bed rest, or missed vacations, or going to the fair in a wheelchair, etc (and yes, lots of TV and movies for my older son) meant a thing when I finally got to hold that precious, healthy baby in my arms at the end of it all. That doesn't make it any easier to endure the monotony and fear during the wait/treatments/etc. If you ever need to vent to someone who understands, don't hesitate to write. My prayers will be with you. :)

Jackee said...

Oh, man, I feel for you, Natalie! I was on bedrest with baby #2, which wasn't as bad because I didn't have 3 like you to corral while I was forced on the couch.

Bed rest to me felt like the worst of the worst because I couldn't read, write, or take care of the other kid. Then I experienced me in the hospital and then the baby in the NICU and I finally got a better attitude about it. Take care of that new little guy and remember this will pass! We'll be here when you get back!

Patti said...

Take care of yourself. Like Jackee said, we'll be here when you get back.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Take care! Rest. Relax.

We'll miss you but we'll be here when you get back. I can't wait to see little pictures when your new bundle arrives!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

You already know how worried I've been, but I'm so glad you're feeling better. We're gonna miss you at RWA but you'll be there in spirit and we'll send lots of emails, texts, and pics :)

XOXO

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Christina Lee said...

Awwww *really BIG hugs for you* !!!

Georgina Dollface said...

I'm glad you are getting some rest. Although I know it is disappointing to not get to all the things you planned, your friends, readers and esteemed peer writers will be there for you when you are ready. You are well worth the wait! - G

T. Anne said...

Life has its way of happening and interrupting our good intentions. Get rest! I'll check out your agent on twitter!

Talli Roland said...

I'm so happy to hear everything is OK - just take it easy and enjoy the relaxation! Blog when you can to let us know you're alright. :) Wishing you all the best and sending loads of positive vibes from across the ocean.

kathrynjankowski said...

Sorry your plans didn't work out, Natalie, but the most important thing is to take care of yourself. Wishing you well.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm sorry to hear you were so sick but that everything will be okay with the baby.
I'm not going to Nationals either this week, but next year for sure!