I found out our good news eight months ago by phone.
Jeremy found out that night via a scrapbook layout.
Quincy learned of the baby two months later at a scan.After
- a hospital stay,
- morning sickness that made the morning sickness experienced last time a bit of a joke,
- a lot of sugar consumed,
- an unfortunate craving for McDonald's cheeseburgers,
- countless late night trips to the toilet,
- an amazing amount of movement,
- many midwife and doctor visits,
- an incredible bond formed between a little boy and a baby in utero,
- one too many baby outfits purchased,
- a few sleepless nights,
- a random third trimester pain that definitely won't be missed,
- twelve kilos gained, and
- a whole lot of lists made,
The first trimester crept along at a snail's pace, but the rest has passed in the blink of an eye.
Until I have this new bundle in my arms, I don't really know how our lives will change. What I do know though, is that I will...
- miss the kicks and constant companionship that pregnancy affords,
- no longer be able to justify eating everything in sight,
- have a heart that in an instant has doubled in size,
- feel so blessed but totally overwhelmed,
- benefit from experience, at least a little bit,
- wonder if I will ever get a good night's sleep again,
- have two little ones who depend on me for virtually everything,
- worry that I won't always be able to find the necessary patience,
- dream about what this little one's personality will be like,
- enjoy seeing Quincy in his new role as big brother,
- be excited to watch a sibling relationship develop,
- be thankful to finally be a mother of kids,
- find the juggling act difficult at times,
- try to treasure each moment, because I know how quickly the present becomes the past,
- do my best to nurture our family of four plus two,
- find it nearly impossible to remember what life was like before,
- embrace this new adventure with open arms, and
- not be getting much sleep tonight.