I’ve kind of left this blog hanging since announcing our new baby on the way, and that was gosh a long time ago. Excuses excuses, we haven’t had a working computer in 4 or 5 months, but now we do so I will try again! Pregnancy wise, we are at 23 weeks now with this one, more than half way so its certainly time for an update for posterity sake!
Now that all of them have made official announcements I can also add here that to build on the excitement of our baby due August 16, my sister Emma (the one who had a son exactly one week before our Hugh was born) is due with her second on August 17! AND my sister Anne is expecting her first on August 30! Its the summer of #tripletcousins!
And there are even more babies arriving on my husbands side of the family, my sister-in-law had her second at the end of March, and another sister-in-law is expecting her first in June! Babies everywhere!
We are once again waiting til birth to find out if its a boy or girl (so are my 2 sisters – so much suspense!!) but we’ve had a few ultrasounds and gotten to see mostly the baby’s spine… since he or she decided to be very un-cooperative and not turn over, but either way, things are looking good. Baby is growing and moving and making their presence known, both visually and through the evening ritual of lovely heartburn and hunger.
I feel relatively well. Lets be honest, it’s pregnancy and a winter of eternal colds and sickness for the 1.5, 3 and 4.5 year old so its been
unbearably pretty tiring, but there are no major complaints so of course I am really thankful for that. And now lent is over so I can motivate myself to get through the day with jelly beans like I am a toddler, but hey, do what works!
I haven’t needed to go back to the chiropractor (yet) which I sort of miss (except the price tag and the unbearable hip pain – I really love the lady I was seeing!) I have started to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist to counteract the effects of 4 pregnancies in 5 years and as awkward as that can be, I think its worth it and I hope I can do the exercise and improve my posture and hopefully fend off any serious damage. it definitely IS awkward, but not nearly as bad as I was dreading, if its something you’ve ever thought “hay maybe I should look into….” but stopped yourself because, AHH!! I say do it.
I am thinking of planning a few different elements for the babies arrival this time around; a doula/birth photographer friend of mine to capture the event, and maybe even venturing into the world of a birth pool/water birth, which I have never tried before, so we will see how plans continue to evolve. I think my subconscious wants to change it up to make it a little more of something to look forward to, as much as that is possible.
Of course I am excited to meet and get to know this little person, but the reality (of 3, let alone 4) is still way overwhelming and as much as people keep telling me “three is the hardest!” its a little hard to imagine how that is possible while corralling 3 and it is a bit bewildering to attempt to work out how a forth will add to that without leveling up the difficulty, so we will have to wait and see! And keep myself busy with planning and mental nesting since the energy to actually do any physical nesting is nowhere to be seen.
Until we meet again!