2022 Healing Journey

2022 was a healing journey or a year of healing for me. Looking back, we may not have reached our financial goal this year (hayss expensive hospital lab tests), or we may not have achieved grand materialistic things. But we still managed to thrive and get back up amidst the pain and emotional roller coaster and for me it is already something I am thankful for and definitely an achievement for me and my family.

January we got pregnant and lost it within the month. We were in and out of the hospital for the 1st to 2nd month of the year. It was really devastating. Work was also a bit intense.

In March I decided to put my mind out of it and try to regain strength. Thanks to my friends who as always kept me company and we went on a road trip to the north. It was nice to finally be able to travel with friends again.

April and May were summer months and we decided to have a staycation and rest as a little family of three. My son truly had a great time. And also I had my root canal and changed my crowns (hays expensive dental procedures no?!) But On my birthday, it was my son’s little milestone unlocked as it was his first time riding a plane. Our whole family went to Boracay (except my Dad lol) and celebrated my birthday there. It was one of the most memorable birthdays I had in my life. We were almost complete and we were at the beach. I was so thankful for that day.

Nothing much for June as we prepare to try once again for a baby. July was mason’s birthday and I found this cute new restaurant which accommodated us for the intimate event. Mason truly had fun with his cousins. He turned 6 this year.

As for august I tried to use ovulation strips as we thought it is the right time to try again. And lo and behold, in just one try we did it. πŸ™ truly an answered prayer. Our Goal to get pregnant was a success And we were so thankful. (but pregnancy after loss is kind of scary πŸ₯Ί)

But it was a hard first trimester for me. My morning sickness was at an all time high. I was vomiting 5-6 times a day. I just wanted to stay in bed, couldn’t even do the usual chores in the house. And couldn’t even help or assist Mason especially at school. I feel very bad for him as I really have no energy to do anything. I had to turn down a lot of get together and meet up with friends. But the happy thing here is that we also finished our work project hence, I no longer needed to attend calls and meetings and can finally take a rest along with my intense morning sickness.

October was Dad’s birthday and our Anniversary. we were supposed to have a staycation again but because of my bad morning sickness we needed to reschedule. We decided to celebrate Dad’s birthday at a restaurant near our house because I just couldn’t travel far due to my excessive saliva, nausea and vomiting. And luckily I was able to get through the celebrations.

I was sick with colds last November and so again, I just stayed at home. I learned how to finally bid foreclosed units but I just kept on losing. Any tips on how to bid? πŸ˜… but anyways, I’ll just keep on trying my luck. 🀞well at least I have started something and hopefully I’ll win soon. Will definitely keep on bidding next year and will include this in my Goals.

For December, I was slowly regaining energy my morning sickness was reduced to 1-2 times a day but when i am tired it can still spike up to 3 times a day 😣. But we were finally able to have our anniversary staycation, we attended a wedding, able to Eat samgyupsal again after 4 months and Dad was finally able to progress with our shoe and bag cabinet.

Back to our little bean, I can now feel his kicks and we had our anatomy scan and everything looks very well. πŸ™ I was really worried as I am unable to keep anything down my stomach hence, I keep on wondering if our bean is doing fine and getting the nutrients. Thank God our baby is in the expected weight and all organs are well formed and no fetal anomalies found and I am over the moon to know this. Gender is also found but we decided to have gender reveal next year πŸ€žπŸ˜….

Overall, it was a series of ups and downs and what’s important is how we were able to get back up every time we are down physically and emotionally. Amidst my lack of time, Mason is really excelling in school. Thankful as well that all throughout my morning sickness I am working from home hence even more manageable for me. Dad has been a big help as well doing everything inside the house and running errands πŸ₯Ί and lastly, our little bean is kicking and enjoying mommy’s tummy. πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯°

We still have a few days to go before the end of 2022. I can’t wait for 2023 and the things that we’ll do! I’m sure, with our new baby, we’ll definitely have more inspiration and drive to achieve our goals, hopefully sooner. πŸ™πŸ€—

Here’s the highlight of our 2022 πŸ€—