A Very Special Announcement!
You may have noticed that the blog was more quiet than usual for a few weeks. I honestly just couldn't keep up on it for a while. I was busy doing something else.....like......
Growing a baby!!! :)
We are expecting our fifth, due January 9th, 2012! Cheers of joy are going up at our house, and the children are so excited! My morning sickness started at six weeks, and it's still not totally over now at 10 weeks. It was the worst I have had yet - I lost 10 pounds from not being able to keep anything down and the toilet became my new worst friend. :(
My two little girls trying to snuggle with a sick mama
I spent a lot of time in bed, and let me tell you it was hard sometimes to stay focused on why I was going through this. On top of the morning sickness I experienced strep throat for the first time in my life, and the combination totally wiped me out. I thought of my Mom a lot as I lay in bed with fatigue so bad I didn't even want to roll over, and wondered how she managed to stay cheerful and strong all those years of battling fatigue with her Lupus. The memories of how strong she was kept me going in my weak moments, and I praise God for her example and strength even after she has left this earth.
We were incredibly blessed with a Mother In Law who came over about every other day to keep up on the dishes and laundry, and make sure the children didn't turn into wild Indians while I lay in bed. :) My sister also came over and helped. Today my husband is blessing me with having some mother's helpers come and scrub the floors and bathrooms. My energy level is still pretty low, so I'm excited to have some clean floors again!
We will have 5 children 8 and under when the new baby is born! I have spent a lot of time re-evaluating our homeschooling methods, and what exactly will work with so many little ones. I *think* I have come up with a good fit for our next year, and I can't wait to finish up this year and start on the new books! We are not going to take much of a summer break, as I want to be able to take off plenty of time when the new baby comes.
In the next few weeks look for posts on dealing with morning sickness, homeschooling methods and what we have chosen, and in the next few months you will start seeing posts and pictures on being modest while pregnant! :)