I think I will do a quick list style blog post to get things up to date, and then maybe I will blog more often? Who really knows.
1. A few weeks ago the first trimester sickness reached it's peak, resulting in my lowest moment of pregnancy to date ;). At that point, my mom suggested I come to Scottsboro to get some help/rest, and I took her up on that offer. So...we spent a few days in Scottsboro, which was just the refuge I needed. I had not been that relieved to be at my mom's house since John's newborn days.
2. The Scottsboro trip came after my family was in town to celebrate my paternal Grandmother's 90th birthday in Marietta, GA. That was a fun day of seeing family I don't normally get to see. A reunion of sorts. Plus, it meant that Ann was able to drive my van to Scottsboro, since she rode here with my parents', and in my "sick state," it really helped that someone else did the driving.
3. We finished up Classical Conversations for the year, including the end of the year presentation. Ada's class sang a portion of the timeline song and recited the helping verb chant. As always, I am so very thankful for Classical Conversations. It has been so great for our family, and I am not sure I could homeschool without it. The community is a huge encouragement to me. I, unfortunately, did not take many pictures at the presentation. Oops. I was still feeling somewhat sick, and was thinking more about getting through the presentation in tact, crunching on my crushed ice the whole time ;) And Scott was busy trying to keep John quiet, so, no good pictures. Maybe next year.
4. I had my first ultrasound, which never ceases to amaze me. This precious baby is very healthy, so far, and is growing right on track. We saw those little hands and feet, and that sweet profile. Amazing.
5. My stomach has started to rapidly grow, and like past pregnancies, I am astounded that my stomach is this big and I am only this far in. Yikes.
6. I just returned from a weekend at a homeschool conference. As always it was an encouraging reminder that my children are a precious treasure, and that I must be intentional in the day-to-day with a vision for what God has called them to be for his kingdom. It's always good to gain some fresh perspective. Plus, the encouragement I receive from being away for a couple of nights with dear friends is priceless!! So much fun. Plus, Scott's family came here to hang out with Scott and the kids while I was gone, and Ada and John loved that. A fun weekend for everyone.
Southern Savers. Also, my stomach is already quite large, but I don't think it's quite as large as it appears to be in this picture.
7. I will be 12 weeks on Wednesday--second trimester, here I come!! I am still not feeling 100% not sick, but things have improved greatly!!!!!
So, that's where we are. Although CC is done, we still need to finish up some math and reading before we can call the year finished. Ada is also busy practicing for her end-of-the year ballet recital. They will performing some scenes from the Wizard of Oz, and Ada is super excited. And we are eagerly anticipating the rest that comes with summer.
Also, while at the conference I bought myself the book Desperate, have ya'll heard of it? I am super excited to read it, and I will share thoughts on that for sure!!
p.s. I think there was more to say or more pictures to add, but at this point in life, I just want to get the post up or it won't ever happen.