The reason for my long absence is that I had a baby. I’ve been gone for like 2 years I think? Maybe more. . . I had a hard time getting pregnant, and then the actual pregnancy was very difficult on my body because I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I also developed pre-eclampsia that necessitated an emergency C-section. I gained 40 pounds during my pregnancy and dealing with that and a history of anorexia was hard. I’ve lost all the excess weight, but it’s taken almost a year.
It was all worth it though! I’ve never been more exhausted, but my heart has never felt so full. It’s cliche, but true 🙂 The desire to be a mommy was all consuming, so I put writing to the side for a bit. Now that I’m coming out of my sleep-deprived stupor, I’m trying to get back into it. I work 4 days a week, but it’s hard to get much done when I’m home with her. She demands 110% of my attention. Some days even more XD
Anyway, my daughter is 50% Japanese and 50% Caucasian. I’ll post some pics :3 We went to Japan late last year so that she could meet my husband’s family. It was a great trip. We hope to go back every other year so that our daughter can connect with her Japanese heritage. My husband is a Japanese citizen, but we live here in the USA, at least for now.