These past couple of weeks, have my entire family preparing for our new addition. We have now spent several weekends and countless hours re-doing their room, which will be featured on Project Nursery next month. All three kids will be sharing a room, but I do plan to keep the baby in ours for the first couple of months. Their room has come out spectucular and I cannot wait to share it all with you! But, aside from all the material things, I think we are somewhat preparing ourselves mentally for what is about to come.
I am a super excited, yet I would be lying if I said I wasn’t bit frightened about how our lives will be completely different in five weeks. Our family of four, will now become a five top. As over the moon as I am to finally meet our new baby girl, I’m sad that my pregnancy will be over. These past eight months went super fast, but I know (well think) this will be my last time with a belly. It’s just crazy that this special time in a woman’s life, that I am so very fortunate to have happened three times, will be coming to an end soon. But on the other hand, this pregnancy has been super hard on me and especially my body as the pains I’m feeling this time around can be unbearable at times. I’m convinced my babe will be on the big side despite the fact that both Ryder and Siella were teeny tiny weighing in 6pd 2oz and 5pds 3oz, respectively.
Since Jason travels a lot as you all know, the daily routine is usually all on me, but as hard as it is, I can handle it, by myself, with no help. Now adding a third to the mix, I am starting to doubt I will be able to handle all three with their completely opposite schedules. My other main concern is how do you spread the attention? As of now, I’m able to split it up when Ryder is in school and after Siella goes to bed. But only time can tell, and it will definitely be a work in progress for sometime until we get into our groove. These thoughts swirling in my head are what have me up at night thinking.
As for the kids, Ryder I think understands what is about to happen as he was almost three when Siella was born. He wasn’t really jealous of her but did cling to me for several months after her birth. Ryder’s been really sweet when talking about the new baby, how he can’t wait to meet her, and asks questions like “is she going to cry a lot”? I keep telling him that once the baby comes, him and I will have a special day once a week where it’s just the two of us. Siella, I do not think understands yet. She will only be 21 months when the baby is born. Although she is smart as a whip and she says “baby in the belly”, I doubt she really knows what’s about to come. She will soon become the “middle child”, which I don’t think will affect her one bit. She has such a strong personality and knows what she wants, and she makes herself known in any sitch. I hope Ryder and Siella remain as close as they are right now because their bond has become so great it is truly amazing to watch everyday. The first thing Siella does when she wakes up in the morning is look for Ryder and wakes him up of course..but it is really sweet.
Now to my hubby, Jason who has done every request I’ve asked him to around the house. And has also bared with my crazy and insane mood swings, seems to think everything is going to be just fine and doesn’t have one concern or worry, or at least not letting on to any. Well I hope he is right, and things will just be smooth sailing, with a couple of waves of course!
So there you have it, this is where we are all at right now and promise to update more about our soon to be “three peas in a pod”!