Vent: It's NOT Laziness, It's Anemia!!!

This weekend I had the unfortunate experience of being called lazy.  It may have been because Saturday I couldn't wake up.  I felt nauseous and weak and jittery.  I slept all day.  No exaggeration.  I slept from 2AM to 5PM.  I got up twice to use the bathroom and went right back to sleep.  My energy levels were nonexistent.  When I finally woke up, you would think I was refreshed.  No.  I was still drained.  I know I'm anemic.  I have been taking supplements, but I don't think they are helping.

Last Day of School!

It's finally here.  The last day of school for Honeybee and Bug.  Today, my Honeybee completed her last year of preschool.  She is officially a kindergartner and ready to take on the world.  Bug is an eighth grader.  Last year of middle school coming up!  Wow.  That was quick!


Prayers for the Couple...

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy and loss. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, especially those experiencing loss, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand and I am still praying for all of you.


Bump Update: 31 weeks

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, especially those experiencing loss, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand and I am still praying for all of you.

Baby is the size of a coconut

CIBH: I do aspire to be a Proverbs 31 woman. It's just easier said than done...

A Praying Wife...

Friday Favorites: My Week's Top 5


Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!!! It's the first Friday in June and a host of stuff is going on.  We're rapidly counting down to my due date, which is currently 62 days away and I am READY.  Seriously, I don't think I've ever been more ready for a pregnancy to end lol.  Still, it's been a pretty good week and I'm looking forward to sharing some of that with you.  This week I decided to link up with the beautiful ladies from A Little Bit of EverythingGrace and Love, and Momfessionals for Friday Favorites. Here's my 'Top 5 for the Week'.


Bump Update: 30 weeks

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, especially those experiencing loss, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand and I am still praying for all of you.

Cucumber

I took swim lessons today!!

I have always wanted to learn how to swim.  Swimming is one of my favorite Olympic sports.  I love the motion of it, the beauty in it.  I have always admired people who know how to swim.  I've always wanted to learn.  When I was younger, I was raised in a household with no car in a county that was so deeply segregated that swim lessons would have been laughable to even suggest.

As I got older, I still wanted to learn, but had developed a fear of the water and wasn't comfortable in it as an adult.  I made small strides when we were in the Caymans, but nothing substantial.  Still, I always wanted to learn.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago.  My husband announced that he had locked on swim lessons for our children (minus baby A) and for us.  He and Bug are pretty good swimmers, but need help on their form.  Honeybee and I were complete novices.  I heard the announcement, but was nervous.  

Saturday, the kids had their first lessons.  Bug did so well that he was immediately advanced to two additional levels and will be moved to the deep pool next Saturday.  Honeybee was very reluctant at first, but quickly overcame the fear to get comfortable and was floating by lesson's end.  Today, S. and I had our lessons.

I was able to put my head underwater, learn to float on belly and back, swim to teacher, and a couple of other things.  I was very proud of myself and I look forward to our next lesson.  It's amazing how many years I've wanted to do this and only recently did anything about it seriously.

What an awesome experience!

-K