Catching up

So it has been a few weeks since my husband and I found out the wonderful news of an upcoming baby. My first week of morning sickness was pretty awful. I starved myself too far due to my worry of eating something that would turn my stomach. This past week, however, I’ve been doing much better. I am making sure I eat breakfast, lunch, and mostly dinner, with snacks in between to keep the nausea down. Overall, I feel queasy 24/7, but the intensity of it changes daily. I have no specific time of day where it is worse — could be right after breakfast, afternoon, or evening.

I have my first appointment with my women’s health provider set up, as well as my first orientation class. I feel pretty excited about it. It’s still a bit overwhelming, but I am confident that everything will go smoothly.

Any other changes around here due to Baby Ross? Not really. Now that I am getting used to being sick, I am able to do a few more things from my normal routine. My sister-in-law has offered to grocery shop, and I’m leaving it up to her. The thought of being surrounded by food makes my stomach groan. Adam has done most of the cooking for dinner, but I was so thrilled to make meatloaf and mashed potatoes the other night. I may not feel up to doing everything, but I am extremely blessed to have help from my husband and from my sista-in-law.

I have two more weeks left of Spring semester. This next week is the last before finals. I have a group assignment speech due on Tuesday (I only get to talk for 3 min. so it’s great), and I have two more modules to work on before taking the final test with math. Nutrition is wrapping up this coming week, and the final is May 7th — the very last day of open classes. English is up in the air. I have to “significantly” edit two projects, compile all drafts into a portfolio, and write a cover letter. However, we will see our instructor on a day that works best for us, so when I actually send it in is dependent on when I sign up to meet with her. I am busy, but everything’s coming to a head.

After this semester, I have one week off before starting an 8 week math class — but that’s the only class I’m taking this summer.

One of the hardest things to deal with lately is how badly my  mind wants to write, but there is homework to be done. I am nearly bursting with ideas for my next novel from Keepers of the Golden Key (Lord Matthias if you care to take a look at my stories tab). I am stuck with one part and it’s really bothering me — what is the most heart-wrenching love story without killing the guy (I could kill off the girl if need be)? I refuse to look at Romeo and Juliet. Other than that, I can’t wait to be able to write again.

Any advice on a heart-wrenching love story, let me know!

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