How have I managed to stay away for all this time? I can't believe my last post was in March! There are so many things to update my readers on--the first being our little surprise! On March 20th, I took a possitive pregnacy test! With our 1-year anniversary on April 5th, we did not quite make it a whole year without getting pregnant . . .and had to pay up on a couple of bets. But it was worth it. We are both so excited. This is also the main reason for the lack of posts as of late. I have been sicker than a dog! Not violently ill, but the fatigue, nausia, and other bodily functions just about did me in! But here I am, emerging from my 12th week, feeling much better, and even starting to have a bit of an appetite.
My jeans seem to have shrunk to the size of a lima bean, and I was only saved by my sister-in-law, who came by and dumped three bins of maternity clothes into my tiny apartment living room. I swore I would never wear pants with a panel, but that was pure ignorance. It was either that or rigging up my old shorts with a rubber band to keep them up.
My fiber habit has taken the brunt through the illness. I've looked longingly at my supplies, thinking how wonderful it would be to pull out the rug that I'm hooking for a Christmas present, or even starting a new knitting project to welcome the new little squirt. But until this week, every time I entertain the notion of pulling everthing out, I imagine myself making a huge, delicious, colorful mess, and then having no energy to clean it all up. But this week, I am determined. On Saturday, I spent the whole day cleaning the apartment from top to bottom, and now the pallet in clean and ready to be painted!
Another reason for the delay is that I had to wrap up my year at the homeschool co-op, with all the open houses, final plays, and end of the year gifts to the students. Here is a little peek at some of the fun we had in my Show Off's drama class. We did a comedy show called "Wee Haw." Just like the old show, but with a much younger cast:
They were so cute, in their hillbilly costumes, with the cardboard sets, telling their jokes and riddles. We did the show twice. Once at school for the other students, and again at night for the parents. They were awesome. I've never been more proud.
But now my family is coming over to swim, and I better sign off and get dressed. Being in the sun has really helped nip the nausia in the bud. More updates to come soon!