Posted on March 28, 2016
A Special Announcement!
I might as well ‘cut to the chase’ with my special announcement! My husband and I are expecting our 5th child! We are really pleased, and the children are all very excited! Our youngest daughter, who is 7 years old, actually jumped up and down the day we told the children, shouting “I won’t be the youngest any more, I won’t be the youngest any more!”
After 7 years of not having any more babies, some things are quite different, such as what is recommended/ not recommended during pregnancy, and we also noticed at my ultrasound scan that the equipment was a lot more modern. However, after all the different things we have been through as a family during these years, we are just so happy to be looking forward to the new addition to our family!
I am currently 14 weeks pregnant, and the baby is due towards the end of September. I am thanking God that I have not been quite as ill as I was with all our other children, when I had hyperemesis gravidarum (severe pregnancy sickness), although I have still had strong nausea and some vomiting this time (sorry!). I am still feeling very sick at the moment, but am hoping it will not last for too much longer, as with each pregnancy it has lasted for progressively less time. With our youngest daughter it stopped at about 15 weeks, so here’s hoping!
So there is the explanation as to why there have not been many personal photos, or any outdoor photos in my posts over the last couple of months! I have jealously watched the children doing nature study outside, and I have missed being with our church fellowship for such a long time, but it is a temporary rest for a very good reason! It has been a huge blessing that we have had much better weather this February and March, so my husband and the children have been able to enjoy fresh air and exercise. And I have been able to enjoy the view!
We have continued homeschooling as usual, and the rest of the family has been very helpful in temporarily taking on extra housework tasks. I have also really been appreciating the half hour of ‘quiet activity time’ that I have mentioned before, as it has allowed me to have a wee nap after lunch!
I think that I may do an update on my healthy living goals for 2016 next week (don’t laugh too much!), but suffice it to say that they have changed! With regards to what I’m reading this year, I have slowed to a stop, other than the devotional book Praying the Names of God, which has been a real blessing in terms of keeping me in the routine of reading the Bible and praying every day. The children and I have continued with our read aloud books after Bible time each morning, which is the time of day that I feel best, anyway.
I have been pinning some pregnancy articles that I like to my Pregnancy board on Pinterest, including quite a few on ‘morning’ sickness!
So, I will let you know how I am getting on periodically, and I would appreciate any advice from anyone else who has had a baby much later than their older children!
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