Life Update: Pregnancy, Promotions, and End of Summer Adventures (+ what I’ve been up to)

Hi babes! I am happy to be finally sharing another blog post with you all! As you can probably tell, life has been absolutely crazy in my neck of the woods and I’ve just been really enjoying soaking it all in. However, I have also been neglecting my blog and I truly miss writing posts and sharing them with all of YOU! I am re-dedicating myself to blogging and will be sharing a new blog post every week starting the month of September. But, before I do that I thought I would get you up to speed at where I’ve been and what’s happening in my world.

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First and foremost, if you haven’t heard, I am pregnant!!! I shared this amazing news about six weeks ago and have been pretty lazy at updating you guys since then, lol. I had planned on making my next post be all about my first trimester, but I feel like I’ve been so inconsistent that breaking up my pregnancy posts with a life update would be better, so, here we are! If me being pregnant is brand new news to you, I wrote all about it here. In this first pregnancy blog post I answered the most commonly asked questions and shared my thoughts on pregnancy thus far! I also have a short IGTV video in conjunction with the post and will continue filming videos for you guys along the way (including more detailed videos via YouTube). Up next on the blog regarding my pregnancy journey, you will get to read all about my first trimester, complications I experienced, and my miscarriage story (plus our gender reveal!!!). As you can tell I have a lot in the works and cannot wait to share it with everyone!

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Throughout the crazy wild journey of pregnancy life has also been throwing us more great things our way and I couldn’t be more grateful. The same week we announced our pregnancy, my husband, Mark, got promoted. For those of you who don’t know he is in the Air Force and has been waiting for this big promotion for quite a while! I couldn’t be prouder of him and his career goals!

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If all of that excitement wasn’t enough, we also bought a new car AND a puppy! Call us freaking crazy but July (and August) were so good to us. We knew we were going to need a new car once baby came so we started shopping around for my new mom car. We stumbled upon a brand-new beautiful Jeep Cherokee. For Mark and I this is huge as it is our very first NEW car. I named her Chloe and she’s been the dream car I’ve always wanted.

Now, moving onto the puppy situation. A lot of you thought I was absolutely insane for getting a puppy while pregnant. Maybe I am little, but he is SO worth it. We (okay, just me really, lol) have been looking to get a second pup so our German Shepard, Cheyenne, wouldn’t be bored and alone. Charlie kind of just popped out of thin air and I put my trust in the universe that this was the dog I’ve been searching for. Charlie is a boxer/pitbull/mastiff mix and an absolute bundle of joy. Don’t get me wrong, puppies are a lot of work, but he makes me the happiest fur mama ever.

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In the beginning of August, I then had one of my best friends from back home visit me in Montana. She was here for a short time, but we managed to do a lot while she was in town. I got to take her to Glacier National Park and despite the wildfires and excessive heat, we had a great time. Having a familiar face in Montana was very refreshing.

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Last, but not least, as of more recently, Mark re-enlisted into the Air Force for another five years. This is another big step in his career and I was so honored to be there when he swore in. I know how much he loves his career and serving others so I cannot wait to see what he will do in these next several years (and where we will go after here!!!).

Over time I have learned life is always going to be crazy. It is a thought that often pops into my head and I am slowly learning to accept it. I’m learning to roll with the punches and go with ebbs and flows of life. While some days I wish for a “break” or a lull in the chaos, I am reminded just how grateful I am for this life I live. And I’m even more grateful that I get to share it with all of you.

If you managed to read all the way through this post, thank you. I have a lot coming in the next few weeks and it just feels really good to be getting back on track.

 

Share your thoughts with me! Comment below or head to my Instagram page (@iamdevonjade)!

XOXO,

D.J.

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