Wow! This year is flying by and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. So with that being said, I am gonna just jump right in and let you know some things that are going on with me currently!
First off, I am officially 24 weeks and now that the nausea and extreme fatigue is far behind me and the appearance of an ever-growing “bump” has become more prominent, I finally feel like I can take some time to enjoy my pregnancy and the last half of it before we welcome our little love! Of course, I am behind on getting the nursery ready and trying to prepare for “nesting” , but I guess as long as everything is finished before the baby gets here, everything will be just fine 😊 At 18 weeks, my husband and I found out we will be the very blessed parents of a little boy! No final decision on names yet, but we definitely have a list we are trying to whittle down as soon as possible. But for now, we are calling him Chunk (Chunks, Chunky, Chunkster). *at the anatomy ultrasound, he had a cute little round belly so we thought the nickname appropriate :P * Honestly, we are just so excited and we cannot wait to meet our little man.
As far as a job goes, I am currently going through a transition with my nanny family due to the fact that they will be out of town for four months as the dad is deployed and the rest of the family will be staying out of state with family until he gets home in July. If all goes as planned, I am to continue working with the family after I have the baby and will be able to bring him with me to work each day, but as with anything, you never know how something is or isn’t going to work out until you try it for a little while. If it just doesn’t work out, then I will be staying at home and watching my brother-in-law’s sister’s new baby and that will also enable me to be able to take care of my baby at the same time, and in the comfort of my own home at that. In the meantime, I will just be working part-time with a family from church and helping my sister out with my niece a couple of days a week, so I am excited to be able to spend the time with them! I also feel like at this point, slowing down with work until the baby comes will be better for me and I won’t feel as stressed or busy, and will just be able to enjoy getting everything ready for the end of June when baby boy is due!
If you’ve been following me for awhile, or even just started to read my blog, you will know that I am in my last semester of school for my Bachelors degree. Just 8 weeks left and I will be DONE. Honestly, I remember when I started the transfer program two years ago and felt like it would take forever to get done, but taking extra course hours and summer courses has helped me to stick to my 2 year plan and get everything done exactly as I anticipated. I sacrificed a lot of my time and energy and had to tell a lot of people “no” sometimes, but without the sacrifice, I wouldn’t be graduating this May and I would still be without my degree when the baby comes ( Kudos to you mothers and fathers out there who do work, school and juggle kiddos, because I do not know how you do it!) Of course I do not plan to immediately use my degree, but I do plan to use it eventually… I just did not want to give up on something that I had invested so much time, money and hard work in. Nannying never was a plan for me as far as jobs go, but it happened, I ended up loving it, and if it allows me to stay home with my baby then I am going to go with that as long as I can. I have considered possibly doing some virtual assistant/administrative work online as well, so my degree will come in handy with that as well.
And last but not least, I am reluctant to say that the launch of my sister-blog will not be happening. I did create a second blog but after having some difficulties with the page construction and just realizing that if I have to find time for one, that I was using wishful thinking believing I could do two, I have decided to just transfer the faith-based posts over to this blog. I never want to be seen as a quitter, but I have to be realistic when thinking of how much I can handle at the time and I feel as if this is the best option at this point. So I hope I haven’t disappointed too many people, but I know this will be the best way to continue with my blog going forward. Having two blogs may have been too confusing to begin with, but since this blog is for all aspects of my life that I love (faith, food and keepin’ it simple) , I know that I can’t go wrong with the decision to continue from here. Stay tuned for some of those inspirational posts in the next couple of weeks!
Well, I hope as the next few months approach, I can bring some more great recipes, projects and encouragement to this page and share a little bit more of this new journey I am on! As always, thanks for your support, I am excited to see where the rest of 2018 takes us!
Until next time,