I am happy to announce that I am expecting another baby. Another fabulous little person should join our family in December, right after Prince Charming turns two (and Peanut turns four). An ideal spacing, in my opinion. We couldn't be more pleased.
If you've been with me awhile you know that my pregnancies are rough. We have been gearing up for this, getting ready to do battle. Now I am in the thick of the first trimester. I have to say that it has been worse than I remembered. Some days I can't get out of bed at all and even on a good day I still only have a few hours of limited mobility.
My Badger has been nothing short of heroic. He washes endless dishes, feeds constantly hungry little mouths, and washes mountains of laundry. He marshals the kids to tidy the house and help with all of the above. In addition to holding down the job that is our sole source of income, of course. It isn't easy, but the kids are helping out a little more this time than they have in the past and we are grateful for every little mercy.
And that is really probably my greatest challenge right now: staying grateful, staying positive while feeling so ill I can barely move. Sometimes it's hard, but I do have a lot to be grateful for. I just have to get through this part one day at a time with me eyes fixed on the end result and the eternal blessings that are coming my way.
I just often find myself wishing I could go to sleep and wake up in December. :-)