Yep, Im finally going to have another baby!!! Whoot, Whoot!
Big things have been happening to me all year and I have to say this is the biggest and most exciting!
I had been married for three years when I got pregnant back to back at just twenty two years old with these two. The first one was planned and then somehow four months after I had my first child I was surprised with number two. And boy was it a rough couple of years after that. But I have to say that I love that they are so close and while they fight a lot they also play a lot. They entertain each other and are such great companions and hardly even know what to do when the other is not around.
Flash forward a whopping eight years later and I am finally ready to have another one. And this pregnancy is already so different at just nine weeks and I think thats because I am so different. I just turned the big Thirty and I am in a place in my life where Ive really come to know myself. My husband and I have worked hard over the years to build a solid family life and home. Plus some major "thirty year old" hormones are kicking in and Ive never wanted a baby more. A lot of friends and family can't believe I waited so long and Ive had several people ask me "Why would you want to start all over?" It doesn't feel like starting over to me. It feels like just the right pace. I think I like having my kids in batches. Now that my two boys are in school full time I will have time for the new baby and to take better care of myself this pregnancy. And an other bonus is that my boys are so excited and are going to remember and share in this exciting new chapter in all of our lives. I also feel like Ive really learned to be my own kind of mom and have not only leaned so much from my first two kids but have really come into my own in this role. Im not nearly as anxious as I was eight years ago trying to be the perfect mom and wearing myself thin. Ive learned the hard way to spend my energy enjoying my family and making memories and I cant wait to continue to enrich those future memories with this beautiful new addition.