I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.
I just finished my second of three semesters of grad school and so I'm back, at least for a few weeks! Just wanted to give you all a quick update on what's been going on.
This semester has been CRAZY. I took 15 credits so I'd only have to take 9 credits this summer, since the baby is due June 2 (mid-semester), and the less courses I have to take while juggling a newborn the better! Well, I think I managed the 15 credits pretty well, I'll find out grades next week but I think I'll be getting all As which is awesome. But I've been suuuuuper busy, hence the complete lack of any posts at all. I have a few weeks off before my summer semester starts, so I plan to catch up on reading a bit and I'll have a brief return to what used to be normal for me as far as posting goes. This summer I'll be taking History of Children's Literature and Multicultural Library Services online, and Storytelling on campus until I can't anymore and then I'll be taking it online until I'm ready to go back to on campus. I might be crazy for saying this, but I think that after my crazy semester this spring, the summer is actually going to be easy. Yes, I'll be having a baby and that's a huge adjustment, but it'll really only be the last 6-8 weeks that I'll be juggling her and class and, like I said, most of my classes are online, so I really don't think it'll be that bad. I guess I'll find out though!
As for the baby herself, everything is going super well! I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant and my due date is June 2. We can't wait to welcome her into the world! I've had an amazingly smooth pregnancy so far and I'm hoping that will continue to be true in these last few weeks. As I've been telling most people, aside from mild hip discomfort, I really only have to deal with having a big belly that sometimes makes me run into things - otherwise, I don't really feel any different. I've been so blessed; some people have such a hard time while pregnant and it's just been so easy for me. I'm really thankful for my health and the baby's health :)
I hope everything's going well with all of you! I'm looking forward to being back, even if it ends up just being for a few weeks. But I graduate in August, so even if the summer gets so crazy that I can't be on here, I'll be back in full swing after that!