Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Currently {March 3, 2014}

03 March 2014

Currently {March 3, 2014}

Thinking about everything that needs to be done before Lil' J comes. I have three garbage bags of clothes/toys/etc. that need to get OUT of our apartment and go to the thrift store. I also want to pack up more boxes. We still live in a one bedroom apartment, and we'd like to move this summer. BUT, Drew is applying for jobs at different locations, and we don't know where we'll end up. Going through things and getting rid of our stuff {AKA junk} is hard since I'm a pack rat, but I've come to realize more and more that my treasure is in heaven. When I die, the stuff I have will not come with me.

Reading Why I decided to spill the beans early in my pregnancy. Okay, I didn't spill them as soon as I could. I found out I was pregnant late August, but my parents were coming to visit 1-2 weeks after I found out. Since I wanted to tell them in person {my favorite way for announcing pregnancies}, we had to be quiet and not tell family until the same time frame we told my parents. I told 3 really close friends before we told our families because I wanted prayer for the baby after all he is a child, a living human being created in God's image. I wanted their support and since they saw me 2+ times/week, they'd start getting suspicious by how tired I was. Ultimately, I don't think there's a "right" time or a "wrong" time to announce a pregnancy, but I no longer look down on women who do decided to announce it right away.

Listening to Spanish (Listen and Learn a Language, 5), a Spanish learning CD that we borrowed from the library. Charis loves Spanish pre-school and constantly asks, "Mama, what's the Spanish would for sink? What's the Spanish word for washing my hands? How do you say oatmeal?" Sadly, I often have no clue and tell her, "We'll ask Daddy when he gets home." Thankfully Drew is able to answer these questions since he received his Masters degree in Spanish translation.

Watching various DVDs {fictional and non-fictional} on Irish history/stories. Shadow Dancer and Micheal Collins. Both of which I like, but my mother did not finish watching them because they hit too close to home for her, since she remembers the troubles in Northern Ireland having grown up there.

Thankful that we have a roof over our heads to protect us from the weather. That we have heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. When I want to complain about the size of our living space, I try to remind myself to be thankful that we have a home in a safe neighborhood.

I'm thankful for the enjoyment Charis and I have with each other: Duplo building blocks and eating popcorn.

What are you doing currently?
Linking up at A Mama Collective.


  1. Congrats on baby #2 :) We lived in a one-bedroom with our first child till he was a year old, and now we're in a two-bedroom with two kids and one more on the way, and no plans to move. People give us strange looks all the time...but I feel like my kids spent more time awake and in my room at night than theirs, so we don't really need extra rooms anyways ;-p

  2. I agree that there isn't a right time to announce. I waited until just before the end of my first trimester and after an ultrasound that showed everything was okay since I was of "advanced gestational age" and I have known people who have announced the second they peed on a stick. It's all about what is most comfortable for you :) Congratulations.

  3. I am trying to relax after a nerve wreaking video review! Congrats on the baby!! Everyone's timing is different so do what it best for you!

  4. Wonderful! Congrats on the baby.
    If you go to Pinterest and look up decorating small spaces, you will be amazed. Just great ideas!

  5. How exciting!!! Babies are the best! I am so excited for you!!

  6. Things seem to take forever to get to the thrift store at my house. I start with one bag and by the time I go, I have multiple bags!

  7. Love this, Sarah. I'm so glad that you guys have strong shelter in this crazy winter as well :) How scary it's been for a lot of people! I honestly don't know what I would do in situations like that -- I live in Arizona, and it's 70 degrees today (which makes me deathly afraid for what the summer is going to do to us). Thank you so much for linking up :) ~Jenna // A Mama Collective