And since then we've been catching up on the chaos, stumbling over boxes and laundry, ignoring dust bunnies, and trying to find our new normal. News flash, still haven't found it. I'm guessing we are bound to a life of craziness. 😉
But somewhere among the craziness, early October to be exact, we were blessed with some happy news. That our family of six was about to welcome another wonderful, little personality. I am currently 22 weeks along, due May 13th, and just took that picture this morning. We found out last Saturday that we are having a girl. 🙂
The first trimester, and then some, were tough and spent mostly in bed or on the couch. I had never been this sick during a pregnancy but am feeling much better now.
Add in the whole moving thing, and well, it actually worked out. Sure it was crazy, but moving is always crazy. Family members helped out, things got put away, rooms started to look like home, we let the boxes linger, and even did a project. This Christmas was a bit simpler than normal decorating wise, but I actually really liked it. It's been nice to just hibernate a bit and take things at a slower pace.
Doug and I are overjoyed, and frankly, even more happy we found this house. 🙂
Lily (5 ½) is beyond excited that she'll have a sister. Ben (4 ½) was a bit bummed but quickly got over it when he realized his best friend, Lily, is also a girl. Phew! #crisisaverted
Adam (3) is learning to be a bit more careful when diving full force into our bed. And Luke (17 months) has no idea, but is getting extra snuggles from us.
Other moms have asked how I do it, and really, I just do it the same as you. The same as mothers that have gone before us. I don't feel any more brave. Having one child was really tough. I doubted myself and had no clue what I was doing. Having my fourth was really tough. I doubted myself and had no clue what I was doing, haha!
But with every new life, it's almost as if nothing changed. We had the same family and life we did before, just added a new personality into the mix. As soon as they were here, we couldn't imagine life without them. When you stop to think about it, it's just the people you have plus someone new to get to know and love.
The lady in the grocery store is right.
I do have my hands full, and it's pretty darn awesome.