Family of Four

It’s about 5:40 a.m. I’m laying on the floor of our baby girl’s nursery as I type this on my phone. John made a make-shift bed on the floor here in the nursery and stayed in here from midnight to 5:30 a.m. so I could get some rest. I just came in, woke him, and sent him to our room so he could get some real rest.

I’ll write more about the birth of our sweet baby girl later but wanted to record just a few things here.

I’m so grateful for John’s support and my mom’s support. My mom came into town a week ago today and will be with us for three more weeks.

Last night, as we were putting David to bed, he could hear the baby crying. He wanted to get out of his crib and go to her. So my mom brought her in the room and he instantly cheered up. Right after we put him down, I gave the baby a bath and then brought her into the nursery to lotion her and put on her pjs. David could hear her crying through the wall (her changing table is right on the other side of the wall where David’s crib is in his bedroom). He started “singing” almost like he was trying to soothe her. It was adorable! When we brought her home, he was busy playing with cars (his favorite thing). At one point, he brought a car over to the baby and placed it in her car seat where she was sitting. It was so cute.

I am so thankful for this sweet family of mine. It’s crazy and exciting to think that we’re a family of four!

Waiting for Baby #2

I figured I would do a quick post on pregnancy number 2. I’m not one for taking monthly “bump” pictures or recording all the details of my pregnancy, but I figured I’d post a few things. We are less than three weeks from baby girl’s due date. My mom gets here a week from today and will stay with us for a month.

This pregnancy has been very different than my first. Thankfully both have been low-risk with no complications. The side effects of pregnancy are what have been different. The first time around, I got severe headaches during the first trimester. This time, I rarely got a headache, although I felt more nauseous during the first trimester. During my third trimester with David, I would wake up with painful leg cramps in the middle of the night. This time, that has only happened once. I did increase my potassium intake this time around to help combat that side effect, which wasn’t a problem since I love bananas! During the third trimester of this pregnancy, the funny side effect I’m experiencing is a near constant tingling of the fingertips of my right hand. Thankfully, it’s not painful and very manageable.

We’re excited for baby girl to arrive. We’ve switched David to his new bedroom, and added some pink touches to the nursery. I’m waiting for a new floor lamp to arrive, and once that does, I’ll take some pictures and post them up. The preparation this time around has been loads easier since we just had a baby 16 months ago. We even have leftover newborn diapers from last time haha.

Truthfully, I think I’m more excited than I was last time. I didn’t really know what to expect when David was born, and I think I felt more anxious. I didn’t know what it would be like to be a mom. Now that I am a mom and get to have a front-row seat watching David grow and develop, I’m excited to experience this again and watch the two of them grow together. David brings so much joy to our lives, and I look forward to that joy increasing.

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I did take one bump picture when I was nearly 7 months, just so I’d have it.