Hello hello hello! How’s it going in your neck of the woods? I’m doing all right. I don’t have too much going on with me it seems. I spent the last week with a piercing headache and even went to the ER only to be told there was really nothing they could do for me. I got a saline rinse but neti pots terrify me so I haven’t use it yet. Whoops. I did get to hear the baby’s heartbeat at the ER though so that was a nice. A loud 160ish. Boy? Girl? What’s the old wive’s tale again? I’m finally in the second trimester so I’m excited for that.
I’m also really excited to decorate a new house. We’ll be moving this summer and have decided our older two will be sharing a room, unless we can find a 5 bedroom where all 5 bedrooms are on the upstairs floor. Most houses have the 5th bedroom on the main floor or the basement and none of my kiddos are old enough for that. Since they’ll be sharing a room, they’re current decorations won’t mesh so I get to make news ones! I decided on a travel/explore theme and while browsing Walmart, I came across these 2 canvas prints. Perfect! I scooped them up, for $8 how could I not? I’m on the hunt now for some more stuff but I’m going to try and hold back until I see the house we move into because who knows what the room situation will actually be like once we get there.
I got this book from Blogging for Books and have started into it. It’s a very dense and long book, which I did not realize when I chose it but it’s very interesting. It tells the history of how we used to treat autism and how things have changed now. Reading how kids used to be treated breaks my heart and I am so glad we got Piglet assessed when we did. Emerging research is showing the earlier therapy starts, the greater chances of mainstreaming and as of Piglet’s last IEP meeting, his teachers are confident he can go to regular kindergarten next year. This book is going to take a while to get through but it’s not one of those sit and read in one session anyway and it’s a nice resource to have on hand.
Lastly, I want to apologize for not sharing many recipes lately. Being pregnant, I haven’t had much desire to experiment with new foods. And to be completely honest, being diagnosed with celiac disease has really bummed me out. Usually, I like to indulge in desserts and restaurants while pregnant but the fear of eating something with gluten in it just gets me too stressed to even research a good place to eat. I tried to find a gluten-free doughnut shop on this island and can’t find any! I know it’s silly to be so upset over food but when you’ve suddenly been told you can’t ever eat doughnuts again, it’s pretty heartbreaking. Even though I have had many positive body changes since changing up my diet and the one time I accidentally ate a wonton, I regretted it about 20 minutes later so cheating and eating a normal dessert just wouldn’t make sense.
What’s going on in your neck of the woods?