After lots of thought and prayer, we decided that the time is right for me to stay home with our own children and not teach next school year. This last week of school will be fun as I enjoy the last days with the students before they “graduate” from elementary to junior high, but bitter sweet as I close this chapter in life.
I am looking forward to being home with Will this summer! And in true teacher fashion, I’ve already started thinking of all the fun learning things we can do. Sensory tubs, coloring, exploring, walks, playing pretend, library trips, swim days, etc… Yeah, I know. Let’s see how much of that actually happens! Ha!
This fall, we are also excited to welcome our 2nd baby boy to the family late October/early November. That should keep this SAHM busy! This picture was from Easter when we announced!
How does summer always seem to fly by so quickly? Each May I have a list of “Summer Goals” that I seriously mean to work on. And then….I blink and it’s August and that summer list of To-Do’s has gone by the wayside. Where did the time go?
This summer I had a really good reason for never getting to that list. It was a bit sweeter than all the other summers before. My days were spent on long walks with Will and Ranger, crawling around playing chase, giggles and cuddles, lots of snuggles before nap time, washing countless bottles and baby things, a bazillion diaper changes, but mostly – with laughter and love that I didn’t know was possible!
As I rocked my little guy, now 9 months old, to sleep for his nap just now, I cried. Tears of sadness for going back to the classroom and giving him up to spend his waking hours with someone else. Tears of joy for the wonderful longs days we’ve had together. Tears of thankfulness to God for giving me this child. Tears of wishing – one more long day, please! Just….tears.
I often have thought what lazy summers I’ve had as a teacher. Why didn’t I enjoy those more?! This summer has not been lazy at all! I am always doing something around the house. Interesting how a little person keeps you so busy at all hours of the day.
But this summer has been the best summer ever. Will has been in such a sweet spot of life – learning to crawl, pulling up and trying to stand, trying out new foods. He has been my constant companion, shopping buddy, workout partner, lunch date, and reading pal. Every day has been a new adventure and I got the priceless opportunity to experience it with him.
I wouldn’t trade my summer of being a mommy for anything!
Baby’s size: Banana – though I think he’s more like a large mango size.
Maternity Clothes: I just started wearing some comfy maternity shorts this week. Though they are a little big, they feel great around my growing little belly!
Sleep: Great sleep! Nothing to complain about.
Best moment of this week: Watching baby on the monitor at the doctor’s office this week. He would push back when the nurse was doing the ultrasound.
Miss anything: HOT DOGS! I really want a good hot dog…..
Movement: He is constantly wiggling and kicking after meals and while I’m walking the dog. Food cravings: Nothing yet. I’m back to eating all my favorite foods, though! I’m happy to like salads and veggies again.
How I’m feeling: Wonderful! I feel fantastic these days.
Gender: It’s a BOY! A wiggly, active little boy who LOVES ice cream.
Belly button in or out: Still in Wedding rings on or off: On, but I take them off to work out now.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and easy going.
Looking forward to: Painting the nursery this week!
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