It has been a while since I updated our family blog. Since October, we have learned we will welcome our newest addition to our family late Summer. William Frederic is expected to arrive toward the end of August or early September. In addition, our sweet Amber will begin high school in August. I cannot believe our baby girl is that old!!!!! She continues to do very well in school and remains actively involved in the youth at Sunrise, our church. We couldn't be more proud of the young lady she is becoming.
As a family, we have decided we will take a leap of faith and I will be a stay at home mommy for a while. I submitted my Leave of Absence form with my school district and as of May 28th, will no longer teach. Although this brings many fears of the unknown, we trust in our God and each other. Needless to say, I am THRILLED to be able to stay home with William as well as be with my sweet Amber as she makes the adjustment into high school.
In addition, I got accepted into a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) program, beginning May 3rd. Another GIANT leap of faith. This will allow me the opportunity to teach at the collegiate level and/or seek out work with educational publishing companies. However, that's several years down the road, so in the meantime, we'll focus on our sweet Amber and our new baby boy while I slowly work through the program. However, it sounds kind of sweet typing a paper with him in my arms. (LOL)
Fred will be coaching both Track and Softball next year. I truly am blessed to have married a man who believes enough in me to allow me this opportunity to be a mom and go back to school. I know the sacrifices are great, but it truly is a symbol of his love for me and his commitment to our family. I often lay in bed at night and wonder how I, yes me, could have been so blessed.
We meet with our OB and Specialists on a monthly basis to monitor both me and the baby, as I have a blood disorder that makes me prone to clot. I'm currently on daily injections of blood thinner (Levenox) as well as baby asprin to minimize my risk of clotting. Therefore, they are monitoring both of us very closely. We return on the 17th and 18th of May. In addition, we are now scheduled for our 3D Ultrasound for Saturday, June 12th. I will be 26 weeks at this point. We will schedule a second 3D Ultrasound for around week 35 just for fun to see him one more time before he gets here. I'll make sure to post these pictures on Facebook. We will also be given a web page to upload them to as well.
May God continue to find each of you healthy and blessed.