Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Thursday, November 8, 2007

We're expecting!

I just took a test the other day...as of Tuesday I was 4 weeks along.    I have stopped all my medication and I am doing great.  I do ask for prayers that the Lord will protect this little one, and that the meds I took before I knew won't do anything to harm him/her.  I do have comfort that the Lord gave us this little blessing, and that HE is in full control.    This will be our 5th pregnancy, 3rd child, and we even have names picked out...we've had a list going for awhile.   Rebekah or Isaac.

Anyway, most women with MS go into remission when they are pregnant, so it will be nice not to have to do the injections and such for awhile.  My goal is to eat as healthy as I can this pregnancy, because with the others...let's just say I gave in too much to cravings.  When I was pregnant last with the youngest, I developed gestational diabetes, so I want to avoid that if at all possible.  I also would like to maintain exercise.  I still haven't gotten up to much in time on my elliptical, but at least it's something...I really would like to make time to use it more often.

So that is the news in our home, praise the Lord!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Yay!

Hubby is on his way home from deer camp right now!  He has been gone all weekend and I miss him and can't wait to see him!  The house is even ready for the chaos that's sure to come with unpacking his stuff.   

I have gotten much done in the way of de-cluttering as well.  I've gotten all the baby/kid clothes separated from the other stuff in the basement and have been running the washer/dryer for a few days now, in between our regular laundry.  I have separated the clothes according to size and bagged up the items I know for sure I don't want to keep.  Everything else will wait until I have all the clothes washed, then I will go through and decide on 7 outfits per size, per season (warm/cold) and get rid of the rest.  This is one thing that will significantly reduce storage items for us.

I also now have all the toys up from the basement.  I have one more bin of stuff to wash.  Then, after the clothes are taken care of, I will get all the toys in one spot and start some serious culling.

I'm also excited because I found a bin full of Halloween and Thanksgiving deco I forgot I had.  We don't do Halloween anymore, so I put all of that in the porch on the "get rid of" side, and cleaned off and put the Thanksgiving stuff around the house.  I did that one night while the boys were sleeping and the next morning, my youngest was walking around "ooooooh-ing" and "ahhhhhh-ing."  LOL!  It was so cute!

It is so, so, so nice to really start getting this stuff done.  It gives me more inspiration to keep up on the laundry LOL!  I actually like going down in the basement now to do laundry, and seeing all the space that's being created by getting these things taken care of!

Anyway, the youngest is napping now, and the oldest is eating his lunch.  I need to go do the dishes and re-boot the laundry. 

Monday, November 5, 2007

First Snowfall!

LOL!  It's pretty light, but we've definitely got snowflakes falling here in MN!  At first I thought I was seeing things, but then it picked up ever so slightly, so I know I'm not hallucinating.