We are still living in student housing at the University with a new graduation date set for the spring or possibly the summer. Ed is working a few jobs at the University but we're still living on student loans. This has been beyond hard! He finally has a topic for his professional project (like a Master's Thesis) which will be on International Development. He is hoping to find a job in International Development soon.
My sweet baby boy was born February 6 and is now 9 months old. He is a joy in my life, although I wish he's sleep through the night. He is super happy and is a wonderful addition to our family.
I have started to homeschool Olivia and I LOVE it! Her anxiety became unbearable over the summer. I couldn't even leave the room to nurse Ezra without her freaking out. 3 weeks before school was suppose to start, we decided to keep her at home. It has been a great choice for our family. Her anxiety is nearly gone and she is learning so much!
Lucia is in preschool and loving it. She just turned 4 last month. We were able to have a huge birthday party for her which she loved. She has been so much happier over the last year. (She wasn't a happy baby or a happy toddler)
I have been in physical therapy for months due to some complications from my pregnancy. The good news is that I'm finally able to sit on the floor without being in pain and it is becoming easier for me to stand up (after being on the floor). My back still hurts while I sleep, but it's getting better.
I have started to go to the gym at 6am three times a week. This is pure torture for me! One-I get very little sleep at night so I much rather be in bed and Two-I have to modify many of the workouts because I am too weak to do them. But I know that this is good for me so I have hopes that I will see changes in my body soon.
Ed's grandmother traveled from Venezuela and visited us for a few weeks. It was wonderful! I cried when we had to say good-bye. I love that my children have 3 living great-grandparents. Olivia and Lucia have met all of them and I am happy that Ezra got to meet one. They all live in Venezuela.
I am signed up to begin class at the University (not the same one that Ed is attending) in January. I'm excited to go back.
|Ezra--age 9 months|