July 20, 2009
Little Dusty Around Here
Holy moly, it's been forever since I blogged! I've been neck-deep in summer activities, and just haven't had the time or energy to write. Summer is always light-blogging for me, what with all the comings and goings we do. It's been great so far-- the kids have had lots of fun activities, and we've done some good visiting with family and friends. It's hard to believe we're halfway through July already!
I am feeling much better these days, still have some lingering morning sickness, but it's manageable. Baby is growing just fine! I have a little bump that still constantly surprises me. I don't think it'll be real to me until this baby is actually HERE! We have a date for the gender ultrasound, Aug. 3. I'm really excited to know what this little one is! We don't usually find out, but this time, we need to know. If it's a girl, I have some physical preparation to do. I have NOTHING for a girl anymore. If it's a boy, then I have a bit of mental preparation ahead! Four boys! Oye vey! I'll be happy either way, but I'll be honest, I'd love to have a girl. I like the symmetry of girl, boy, boy, boy, girl. Nice and tidy. (Does this make me OCD?)
Besides that, not much else is on my mind these days. Looking ahead to the Fall, and schooling, and trying not to freak out about it. I told myself all last year that this coming year would be easier, because Chipmunk would be a year older, blah, blah, blah. Well, as we are counting down the days, I'm seeing that NOSIREE, this is not going to be easier. Chipmunk is one boisterous little dude. It's going to be hard to get anything done with his energy and noise level. I'm just now realizing the PROBLEM, and have not begun yet to think of a SOLUTION. I'm going to have to consult some other moms who have homeschooled large families. I know I can do this, I know it's possible, I just haven't figured out the how of it yet. It's not the teaching that scares me, it's the logistics of it all that get to me.
But, I'm trying not to let it overwhelm me. I'll get it sorted out, I suppose. One always does.
So, that's been it for me lately. I know it's fantastically boring-- which is why I haven't blogged about it. I'm just doing my thing, chugging along. I don't have much to contribute to the world at large, because my own little world requires quite a bit of me at the moment. When I'm pregnant, I just can't write. It's weird. It's like all the extra in me is being poured into this lil sprout. So, if you hear from me, it'll probably be sporadic, maybe a little blase, but, it is what it is, right? Seasons in life.
Okay, 'nuff for now. There's some chocolate in the freezer calling my name. Have a great week everybody!
I miss hearing from you! Keep up the good work. I can't imagine chasing 4 children and being pregnant. My energentic 2 year old has me taking daily naps...still at almost 14 weeks pregnant. ish... ;o)
Posted by: Haley at July 20, 2009 10:02 PM
I so, so know what you mean about pregnancy and writing. Sigh.
Posted by: Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt at July 21, 2009 9:16 PM
Hoping your pregnancy goes well. As for the homeschooling - one day at a time is the best way!
Posted by: Tania @ Larger Family Life at July 22, 2009 8:43 AM