The AP biology exam was actually Monday, so I was technically done last Tuesday. Woo-hoo! It was a wonderful feeling to wake up on Tuesday morning and know that all I had to do was memory work! The boys felt confidant and prepared while taking it, so that's good. I guess we'll see when the scores come out in July. Such a long wait!
Nathan had a fantastic year. He has really grown and matured. He did so well academically, making the Commandant's list both semesters. He also did really well in his physical training, as well as in his ROTC detachment, and he made good friends. We're very happy that this is where the Lord led him--and we're also very happy to have him home with us for a few weeks! He'll be working on staff at WSS this summer as the assistant boys staff supervisor. Should be a fun summer for him! In the meantime, he's been teaching Micah how to play checkers and chess--which has led to a resurgence of interest in those games among the other members of the household!
I've finally finished my whole30! My last day was Thursday, although I kept on it Friday as well, until I ate some of a casserole for dinner. It had rice and sour cream in it, and crackers on top of it, so that was grains and dairy introduced back all at once! I didn't have too much though, and it didn't bother me at all, not that I was expecting it to. I was *very* proud of myself for keeping on my diet while going down to get Nathan. I again brought chicken strips and raw vegetables with a guacamole packet to eat for lunch, and nuts, grapes, and 2 oranges to snack on. Today I had some M&Ms at a graduation party this afternoon, and Bob and I are planning on going on a dinner date to Cheesecake Factory, so that won't be compliant! I lost a total of 12 pounds, so that's good, and at least 2 inches--but it's not enough to really make a difference. People who haven't seen me for awhile still say, "Oh! I didn't realize you were expecting again!" when they see me. And why wouldn't they?! I. look. pregnant! The tummy inches haven't just melted away, so I'm afraid that means I'm pretty stuck with my pooch. Now I guess I'll see if I can maintain my loss, and even possibly lose a bit more, by not eating after 7:00 PM, and following the paleo diet for at least breakfast and lunch. Everything I've read says that those first 5 pounds of water weight I lost the first week will come right back as soon as I start eating carbs again. That will be discouraging, but hopefully expecting it will take some of the sting away, lol.
So now the last thing I have to get through is standardized testing, which I'm in charge of. I'll be SO glad when that week is over!