As of right now, there's not much to report anyway. I've loosened up my belt some but I don't have a bump yet. All I want to do is eat and sleep. The appointments with my OB won't get very interesting for quite a few months... it's just a waiting game at this point.
I suppose now I can let you in on a secret. Here it is: almost every blog post through the month of January was scheduled weeks in advance so that I could lay low and rest. I made the decision to take a blog break when my church started its annual 21 days of prayer and fasting. I had planned to fast sweets, but the first day of the fast I felt God nudging me elsewhere. Sarah, you know as well as I do that sweets pose no threat to our relationship. It is the social media that absorbs your time and attention when I want to speak to you. And right now, I have something to tell you!
I now have a more clear vision of what lies ahead. Before too long, I will be a mother to two children! I am not going to return to traditional work anytime soon, and I'm not in any rush cross the line into pro photography. I want to learn how to fully enjoy my status as a stay at home mom!
Here's a few more things that have been happening in my life lately:
- Who needs a groundhog to predict the changing seasons? Spring flowers arrived early this year. Some of them never went away! We've had a garden of dandelions in the backyard all winter long. Never in my life have I had to pull weeds in January... but this year, I did. Seth has taken to pulling blooms and bringing them to me. He's such a sweet boy!
- I was involved with the launch of a new campus at out church: we now have eight satellite locations! The new location is much closer to my own home than the main campus, where I have been attending church for the past year. Yesterday was our first day opening the new campus to the public, and it was a swinging success. More than 1500 people attended, there were salvations and baptisms, and I was so humbled to play a small part.
- While I was on my blog break, we did have one snow day to mark the end of winter. I'd be surprised if there are any more this year! It's been such a mild winter, it was a big surprise that any snow at all stuck to the ground. It did stick for a few hours and Seth had a blast playing in the snow mush that afternoon. You can see pictures of our snow day here. The white fluff was gone before sundown!
- Seth and I are back to building forts. Right now, we have a tent of old sheets draped across half the living room! Soon I plan to share some pictures of our fort and an explanation of our technique. Look for that post sometime later this week!