Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pregnancy 29th week

Throughout most of my previous pregnancies I've had this picture in my head of climbing a hill, so to speak. The first 29 weeks are the upward climb, week 30 is the peak and then the last 10 weeks speed by. Not that the last weeks are the easiest by any means, just that the time seems to go rapidly. It's hard for me to believe that I'm approaching the 30 week mark already!

I'm feeling pretty good overall, I passed the blood sugar glucose test at my appointment yesterday. I was relieved not to have to take the 3 hour one (those are miserable!). The doctor did say that my iron level is low and he wants me to take a supplement....not surprising, I've done this at the end of almost all of the other pregnancies. It's also a good excuse to eat more steak! :)

Sleeping is becoming a bit more uncomfortable with heartburn and restless legs but it's not much to complain about.

Weight gain- I'm not
really that happy about where I'm at now. I am 3 pounds less now than I was at my heaviest (full term with my first), and I have 10.5 weeks to go still.....

I think that sums things up fairly well.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Open House

I am wearing...sweatpants, a purple tank top & navy blue hoodie

I am listening husband watching a movie across the room

I am reading...the book of Isaiah for BSF

I am looking forward to...a night of real sleep, I think it's going to be awhile still....

Outside my window...darkness

I am creating...A BUSINESS!!! ...and a baby :)

I am praying for...friends/family, my BSF group, and guidance

I am thankful...that the Lord gives us grace, I seem to need a lot of it!

From the kitchen...a sink full of dishes awaits me :(

What's going on with you?? I would love to visit your open house!

Friday, September 10, 2010

History & Science

Now that we are a few weeks into our school year, the foundation things (language arts/math) are going along fairly well. I decided that this would be a good time to start adding in history & science lessons. I wasn't very dedicated to history last year (bad home school mama, I know!) even though I really like the book we're using:

When I would read to them last year I'd give them a blank piece of paper and ask them to sketch whatever came to mind. This worked out alright but I wanted something more specific. So this year I bought:

I don't think we'll be using the writing aspect of this book but when we pulled this out yesterday ALL four of the kids had such a great time drawing along with what we were learning. Hopefully the enthusiasm will last awhile. :)

For science we're studying astronomy:

We'll be using the notebook that goes along with this too.

I really like the narrative style of these books and that four of the kids can do this together, though varied depending on their age. I must say though, after reading both of these lessons aloud back to throat was sore! Hopefully that will get easier the more we get into the year too. :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm a failure too

I was going to write up a post about how lousy I've been at keeping it 'all together' lately, the housework, schooling, attitudes....etc. But then I came across this post and she just said it all for me. Now I'm just feeling thankful. Thank you Lord that each day is new and your mercy is great!