Monday, December 19, 2011

A Long Few Months with a Number of Changes

It's been a long few months with a number of changes.  Since my last post in June, I took up running, lost about 35 pounds, started my fourth year of teaching, took two very intense master's courses, was in a wedding, and, most importantly, found out I'm going to be a mother in June!

The first three months were rough, though I'm thankful that I was better off than others I know.  As of Wednesday, I'll be fifteen weeks.

I've thought about restarting this blog a number of times, but life has always gotten in the way.  Between having more class until I'm finished my master's degree in January, and the impending birth of the baby, I think that now is a perfect time to refocus my blogging efforts.

*B* and I decided that I need to stay home at all costs for at least the first year.  We both feel very strongly that we shouldn't be paying someone to raise our children.  I'm going to try to find a part time job in the evenings to cover the expenses that he can't make.  While I still have an income over the next few months, I'll be restocking our pantry, which had become depressingly depleted, making freezer meals for the future, saving like mad, and preparing everything for the little one. 

I hope you all decide to come back and visit :o)


  1. Congratulations on your weight loss and baby! It sounds like you've had a lot of big changes in your life. I hope that you're feeling a bit better now, and that you're able to keep up with everything! I was teaching when I was pregnant with my first, and I had the hardest time not falling asleep after lunch.

    Freezer meals will be a lifesaver when the baby comes. It's amazing how much you can do to make things easier when the baby comes. Good luck!

  2. Congratulations! You have reached those wonderful middle months when fun things start to happen (feeling the baby move, showing) and you start to feel better!