odds and ends

March 17, 2012

:: i feel like i’m caught in this blecky, endless wave of queasiness and fatigue … i am over it! i hate whining and feel SO BLESSED, and … i am so eager to turn the corner on this first trimester. i am about 12 weeks; the funk hit at about 7 weeks and i’m trying to remember when i started feeling good with josiah? hopefully in the coming couple weeks. the days are becoming beautiful and spring is arriving and i want to be out in the world, feeling good and energetic and not like a dead cat has taken up residence in my tummy! i have a *very* hard time resting and particularly when the weather is nice, i want to be outside!!

:: it’s honestly just about time to bust out the maternity clothes. i’ve been wearing the same pair of “bigger” regular jeans for a few weeks and they are becoming really uncomfortable. i brought in some of my bags of maternity clothes and it was actually fun looking thru them with maddie – wasn’t long ago that i was wearing them! crazy.

:: tuesday is our next ob appt and we get an ultrasound! so excited to see little green bean, and to have hubby there with me.

:: hubby was in pittsburgh this past week and i am SO glad he’s home! he had a great trip (minus the travel drama and lost luggage) – GOD is opening some exciting doors for him and his organization!

:: a sweet friend loaned us their baby gate this week – hooray!! it’s already been a huge help in blocking off the hallway – less chasing little man (aka escape artist).

:: our homeschool co-op met yesterday after what felt like many weeks of not meeting. it was awesome and i am reminded how blessed i am by the sweet relationships GOD has given as well as the rich learning we experience (yesterday’s subject was russia).

:: speaking of learning, i’ve loved the real life learning that’s been happening in our home the past few days.Β  last night, after watching “shark tank” (we love it!) mike spent probably an hour with maddie, exploring her passion(s) for her own business, and walking with her how to actualize her dreams. and this morning as we talked about it being st. patrick’s day, i wondered aloud about the history of the day … knowing only anecdotal info. before i knew it, hubby found an awesome audio to play so we listened and then did some “research” on st. patrick, leprechaun’s, etc. it reminds and confirms for me, the learning that is real and takes place outside the confines of worksheets and bureaucracy!

:: ymca basketball season has ended and honestly it was a bit of a relief to not have to rush to a game this morning. maddie was torn between doing spring volleyball or track (both start in a few weeks) but i think she’s decided on volleyball. i am loving her willingness to continue trying new things, building on the positive experiences and confidences each time!

:: and a final note about food … what else? πŸ™‚ i remembered this salad last week and made it all week long. seriously, SO yum.

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2 Responses to “odds and ends”

  1. Krystle Says:

    Yay Volleyball!!!!

  2. Leaves Heal Says:

    It’s real (the cruddy feeling) it’s ok to says so πŸ˜‰
    The “dead cat” isn’t. LOL! I hear the feeling, though!
    So glad to hear about the baby gate!!! Yes, training is good. Realistic is also good πŸ™‚ You have a crawling infant. The circuits on the obedience training don’t always pay off until their little neurons connect a little better, down the road a ways. Meanwhile, baby gates, and higher shelves.
    Keep your protein & greens in there every 2-3 hours. Should help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce nausea.
    Hugs, Emily– you’re doing a HUGE job!!!


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