When I started this blog I had every intention of posting a couple of times a month. But, not even a month later my husband & I found out we were expecting!!!
We’ve talked about possibly having another child for years. Going back and forth about when would be a good time & if we were ready to “start all over again”. We had become very comfortable with our life, being able to go out on date nights and sleeping in on weekends. Were we really ready to endure those long sleepless nights again??
Last year we agreed that after we moved into our new house, we would start “trying” and whatever happens, happens. And it happened. I still remember the morning I took that test, my heart was racing & I put it on the bathroom floor and stepped out into the bedroom to try to compose myself before reading the result. When I walked in and saw the “YES +” on the test, I couldn’t believe it. I cried. Then with the biggest smile, I wandered downstairs to where my husband was working (he was on a conference call) and held up the test. His mouth dropped open and he gave me the biggest hug & said “here we go again huh?”
Little did we know that we were about to endure almost 4 months of morning (or should I say all day) sickness. I was bed ridden the entire 1st trimester!!! I had never experienced anything like that in any of my other pregnancies. My poor husband was left to try and manage working from home during quarantine, homeschooling our younger 2 and keeping the house running smoothly.
Fast forward a couple of months to telling the kids…they were super excited. Not just because they’re getting a new baby, but also because it’s another girl!!! It feels like our family is now complete. 3 boys, 3 girls…nice and even. And before you say it, no, there will be no tie breaker.
Another new thing I had the honour of experiencing this pregnancy is Gestational Diabetes. I got tested in the beginning of my 3rd trimester and failed, so I had to change my diet (carb counting & making some healthier choices), I have insulin injections twice a day and monitoring my blood sugar.
This has been by far the hardest pregnancy I’ve ever had, but I am so thankful to be able to carry this little blessing in my body. And once she’s home & settled, I look forward to getting back to myself & getting back to this blog.
2021 is going to be exciting!!!