Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020! I have been MIA for many months now and I feel I have some explaining to do. As most of you know, I had gotten pregnant and married and well… life had taken over and I haven’t had much time to blog. I gave birth to my baby girl on the 3rd of December and she couldn’t be any more perfect! Motherhood has been quite the adjustment and to be honest, nothing like I had envisioned. Nobody tells you all of the ins and outs of pregnancy, childbirth and the first few weeks of motherhood. This has definitely inspired me to write more about my experience with pregnancy and childbirth (especially because it was a very rough time for me). I am now on maternity leave and trying to enjoy some time back home until I have to go back to work.
Speaking of work… I’ve made the decision to separate due to childbirth. Now before anyone gets cray cray on me, I’d like to clarify that I am NOT leaving the Air Force. Thanks to the kind souls on Reddit, I found that I could voluntarily separate due to childbirth and then take advantage of the Palace Front program to switch to the Air National Guard. This is the best decision for my family right now. My husband switched branches in order to change his career field and due to the limited bases in said career field, it was likely we wouldn’t be able to do joint spouse. Pregnancy while being alone was hard enough, raising a baby by myself just sounds like it would be even harder. Plus, this option also allows me to go back to school.
Stay tuned for more posts in 2020. Drop a comment with any questions you may have and I will answer them in my upcoming Youtube Vlog!