Friday, June 10, 2016

Taking a Little Time

Good morning, sweet friends, and Happy Friday. I hope you've all had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a fabulous weekend! 

I'm here today to let y'all know that I'm going to be taking a little break from blogging this summer. My postpartum recovery has been really rough for a lot of reasons -- many I plan to blog about later this summer because I have to get real and be honest -- and a lot of it has been very unexpected because I didn't go through it with Walker. The physical and emotional pain that I've been going through hasn't been easy, and introducing a newborn to the mix just has been really tough. 

I'm sure many of you with multiples or more than one child are rolling your eyes right now, but I just wasn't as prepared for this as I thought I was, and quite frankly, I'm very overwhelmed. Some days I can barely remember to brush my teeth (ew), much less open my laptop to compose a blog post. It's just one added thing on my plate, and I've just had to give myself grace on so many things, and this blog is one of them. I've just had to realize the things I can and can't do right now, and sadly, this is one of them that is on my "not right now" list. 

So, while I get my feet under me and feel more comfortable in my own skin, I'm taking some time off. In the meantime, you can always follow me on Instagram {@brittanywhitacre} or Snapchat {brittwhit87}; I tend to be a lot more active over there. ;) 

Thank you all for your understanding, your respect and for following me along here. I promise to be back, because I love this space, I love connecting with you, and I love the beautiful friendships I've made here. 

So, enjoy your summers and I'll see you in a couple of months! 

8 comments:

  1. I'll miss hearing from you but I'm glad you'll still be on Instagram and SC :) Enjoy spending time with your family and recovering :)

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  2. I'll miss you around these parts, but I know you're only a text, phone call, Insta, or snap away! Here for you if you need anything!! We'll be here when you feel like you're ready to come back! Take care of you!

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  3. Well I'm really going to miss you, but I'm so glad you're taking some time off to get adjusted!! No one can do it all and you totally deserve a break! Have a good summer and I'll be following along via Insta!

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  4. I'm totally not rolling my eyes (says the childless lady who is currently wearing workout attire), I was really impressed that you were blogging at all these last few weeks! Take care of yourself and see you on the Twitters/Instas :-)

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  5. Oh friend! I'll miss out on your blog updates as I look forward to yours so much but I get this (as the sometimes overwhelmed mom of *just* one). Taking time to prioritize self care + the needs of your family is huge! So way to go with that. Im so sorry that it's been a less than ideal start to your adorable family of four. This mama thing ain't easy. You are doing great! Glad to still be able to follow along on snap and insta until you return :)

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  6. Just wanted to comment quickly that I adore your blog. Take all the time you need. The blog will be here when you are ready to come back. I have three kids (2 boys and a girl...all born within 4 1/2 years) and I remember those hard days like they were yesterday! Going from 1 to 2 kids was by far the hardest jump for me as a mother...I still don't know how I lived through it some days ;-) My kids are now 12, 14, and 16 and I am so glad I had them close together. The early years were tough but there are many, many more years where the spacing is perfect. I didn't enjoy the newborn days as much as some people but it does go by quickly. Take care of yourself first, as hard as that may be (I was terrible at this!). Hang in there and easier days are most definitely ahead for you!

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  7. Proud of you for recognizing what you need! The blog will always be here. I was so impressed that you blogged at all right after having Knox. I didn't for months! The first three months going from 1 to 2 were so hard and crazy. I had to speak to my doctor about PPD and get on medication. Not assuming that is what you are going through - just sharing that I understand how hard it can be. Hang in there and know that you have a support system here when you want it! See you on Insta and Snapchat!

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