Before this pregnancy I had big plans:
I wanted to do a series on health and natural living. I wanted to share our journey into making kefir, moving to all sourdough, using more natural cleaners and eating only whole foods traditionally prepared. For now I’ll point you to the site that gave us the oomph we needed t0 take the plunge, GNOWFGLINS . If you’re interested in learning more about whole foods, healthy eating and traditional food preparation I highly recommend looking into taking a class or two. (The girls and I are taking both the Sourdough eCourse and the Fundamentals eCourse.) We also*heart* their weekly menu plans with shopping list.
I hoped to write more about homeschooling and everything that God continues to teach us.
For the time being, we’re focusing on just getting by, but hopefully these things will be coming soon. If you want to keep up with us you may want to ‘like’ the Raising Olives Facebook page.
If you’ve asked a question via email or in the comments, I’m not ignoring you, I’m just behind.
In the meantime, here are some facts about this newest pregnancy and our family:
- We found out we were expecting on Christmas Eve.
- We told the children on Christmas morning by wrapping the positive test and putting it in Amber’s stocking.
- Due date August 28
- This will be our 4th August baby.
- August/September is my favorite time of year to have a baby.
- This baby will be 25 months younger than Isabella.
- This will be our second longest gap. (longest-27 months between Nick (3) and Bella (1).
- We’ve had 3 un-medicated hospital births, 4 births with epidurals, 2 home births and one c-section, in that order.
- This baby will be born via c-section because of my history shoulder dystocia and Nick’s Erb’s Palsy.
- We’ve always had more girls than boys and have never been ‘even’.
- I’m 39 and will be 40 in August when the baby is due.
- I’m still breastfeeding Isabella (18 months).
- So far, this has been my most difficult pregnancy, but Mark says that I always say that.
- I have not asked Mark to remind me that I don’t ever want to do this again because I finally realize that no matter how hard it is, it is worth it!
- Green Smoothies, they’re how I’m getting in my fruits/veggies this pregnancy.
- During this pregnancy I’ve been unable to eat at dinner time.
- Mark’s hospitality rule for all of my pregnancies is, “No company during the first trimester”
- Mark is the best ‘pregnant’ husband EVER!
- In God’s providence, I’ve never experienced a miscarriage.
Any other questions I didn’t address? I hope to write some posts in answer to your questions….soon.
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