Yes, that would be baby number three propping up my Nook. And also the reason for the prolonged silence around here. Unfortunately, I suffer from a relatively unknown condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum during the early to middle part of my pregnancies*, and must work especially hard to make sure that baby and I are both safe and healthy. That has meant many months of barely moving from my bed or sofa, forcing myself to drink fluids so that I wouldn't have to get them via IV, and daily weight checks. We are now nearing 28 weeks and, thankfully, everything is going really well. The older two couldn't be more pleased about the newest (and last) addition to our family, and neither could we! However, to make sure that baby and I stay healthy and that our family continues to fully engage in activities that are important to us -- like educating the older two kiddos -- I'll be slowly returning to this space, with fewer and less strenuous expectations for myself. I will probably be backing off of most ARC (read time sensitive) reviewing, and will have a much less structured schedule. It also means that I have not and will not meet the reading challenges I set for myself this year, but I am okay with that. I do not see these changes as permanent and plan to return to a more normal schedule after baby is born. For the moment, though, I want to thank those readers who have stuck with me for their patience and understanding.
*At least it was before Kate Middleton apparently popularized it. Wow, have I been seriously out of the loop. Now EVERYONE is an expert. Ahem.