It’s a typical Monday in our house. I awoke to hearing Nathan & Emily playing in their rooms and when I went to get them, the first thing they both said was “Where’s Daddy?” “Daddy’s at work.”
“Oh. I want Daddy.” What can you say? They love their father.
Then comes breakfast, basic chores, and then school with Nathan.
He’s doing really well with kindergarten. He’s starting to sound out words and it’s so neat to see him figuring it out. He hasn’t quite gotten how to put the sounds together yet though so we’re really working on that. He knows his blends well – “ba, be, bi, bo, bu” etc. but when you add a “t” to the end of “ba” (“bat”), he has a hard time actually blending all 3 letters together. So he ends up saying “Ba T” separately. So close, but not quite there yet. But I know it’s just a matter of time. In the meantime I am trying to (patiently) keep working with him. It’s hard because he gets very frustrated sometimes. But I know he will get it soon.
Last week, he was frustrated and I tried to cheer him on.
“Nathan, I know you can do it. You are so smart!”
He looked at me and very seriously said
“Mom, you know I’m not really that smart. You always say I am, but I’m not really.”
The things kids come up with! I mean really. I know he was just saying that because he was trying to get me to let him give up for the day. But it was funny.
Emily is taking a nap now and she should be getting up any time now. She’s been sleeping for about 2 hours now and I’m really glad. She was so grumpy around lunchtime that I know she needs the rest. Hopefully she’ll wake up and not be too whiny.
Nate is on his way to Alabama right now. He’s away on business until Friday. It’s going to be a long week. We’ll be fine for the first couple of days, but as the week goes on, the kids will start missing Daddy more and then get more whiny and just – well it will be long. But such as life. And as I’ve said before, I can never complain about a simple business trip after having been a military wife!
I am doing alright. I had a little more spotting this morning – exactly like yesterday. And it stopped just as quickly. It was only a tiny bit and I really think everything will be ok. But it is hard because it’s one more thing to cause me potential worry. I am really trying to give it all to the Lord though and I know He will take care of me. He gave us this unexpected blessing, how can I worry? He’s in charge, our baby is in His hand, and there’s no safer place. Everything will be ok. I trust Him.
Aside from that, I haven’t had a whole lot of symtoms yet. I’m just really tired, I have hardly any energy, and my back is aching. I had noticed that early last week and I thought it was odd because I never have backaches. I’m young, I’m only 26. The only time my back aches is when I’m pregnant. Last week I just thought it was because we had a really busy weekend. I guess not!
The nurse called and I have an ultrasound on October 31st. I’ll be almost 7 weeks along then, so they should be able to see the baby’s heartbeat! Isn’t that amazing? I am really looking forward to that as I’ve never had an early u/s before. With Nathan & Emily, the earliest scan I had was the “big” u/s at 18 weeks. So this is new and exciting for us.
Please continue to keep us and our baby in your prayers.
*that our baby will continue to grow strong and healthy and that I will not have another miscarriage
*that my spotting will stop completely
*that I will have peace and not worry. I am doing ok, but it’s a continual struggle to not stress at this point.
*that our upcoming ultrasound will go well and we will see a healthy strong baby with a heartbeat!
I hear Emily, I guess that’s all for now!