Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trying not to freak out, but my husband just called from work to say they were calling an ambulance for him after he had a bout of severe vertigo and almost fell, followed by an abnormal feeling when he breathes. If any of you wander by here today, please pray for him.

Well... thankfully the MRI, x-ray and EKG all came back normal. The doctor told him he had "vertigo" which is essentially the same thing as telling someone "you have a headache." It doesn't say anything about what the underlying cause could be. They suspect it might be some kind of problem with his inner ear and he is supposed to see an ear & throat specialist in a couple of days.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

School Daze

Thankfully, my husband agreed to another year of home-schooling, with the agreement in place that we would review each year and decide if home schooling was still the best option or not.

Now, of course, I've returned to that state of feeling almost helplessly adrift, trying to pick appropriate curriculum for the shortly arriving school year. Adding to the stew is guilt over being late in this chore, even though being laid out with pregnancy sickness is a legitimate reason for not getting things done on time. On top of that, the house is a horrible, terrible mess (not just filled with clutter, but actual dirt at this point) and I haven't been able to tackle it for the same reason. At least I know the school work is (theoretically) something I can handle even with being sick, since I can always set him up with a little desk next to my bed so I can teach and rest at the same time.

Gah. If only I were someone to whom organization and cleaning came naturally... so many things to do, and all I want to do is hide under the covers and hope it all goes away!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

If all goes well (and I'm certainly praying it does!) it looks like my husband and I will be raising four children come next Spring. So far this pregnancy is resembling my successful previous pregnancies and not the miscarriages, which I take as a positive sign. Don't be surprised if I am not around that much for the next month or two though, since I'm spending a lot of my time lying down and reading thanks to the pregnancy sickness (I can't even call it morning sickness, because it lasts all day for me).