This Was August

*In an effort to give an update on the last seven months, I am posting monthly reviews for June-December 2013. Feel free to catch JuneJulySeptemberOctoberNovember, and December

The measly number of photos I have for August should give you some indication of how very sick I was. Pregnancy and I have never really gotten along, and this one has been no exception. Thankfully, in the midst of being so very sick, there were a few things to be thankful for.  The first is that we were in the States and so I was able to get medication to help with the nausea and vomiting. At eight weeks I started on two different medications and within 24 hours, I stopped throwing up.  I was still ridiculously tired and I was still nauseous all day long, but at least I was able to keep food down. That was a major blessing.  The second major help during this hard time was that Jason wasn't working. We knew he would have to start working at some point, but thankfully we were in a position where he could take some time off and we could get by.  He was off all of August and the first week of September. At the end of August, Jason and the kids took a ten-day trip to Michigan and I stayed back in North Carolina.  By the time they returned, I was twelve weeks along and doing much better.  I was still very tired and sick at night, but there was a major improvement overall.  When Jason started work, I felt ready and able to do school with the kids and manage five little ones at home.

First day of fourth grade for Alaina

Bethany wanted to get in on the first day of school photos

Ice cream and popsicles were a regular part of our 95 degree August!

Dad helping with homeschool

The little girls enjoying each other

Four-wheeling at the house of new friends

Fort building by Caleb!

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  3. Charlotte

    Loving all your updates, seeing pictures, and reading about all the memories made. I saw your blue coffee cup and had to comment. I didn’t have to buy anything at all for our Stateside house, but I did want a coffee cup in a happy color to brighten my day. And that’s the same cup that I bought :). Looking forward to more of your updates. I need to organize my thoughts and pictures, too. So glad you are feeling better!

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