I haven’t blogged regularly in a long while. I’ve been caught up in life and all the busyness that change brings. Our family has had so many things going on. And to be totally honest I haven’t had any motivation to write or share. Sadly, I haven’t even had the motivation to take many photos for the past several months. Looks like there will be about a 4 month gap in Sadie’s childhood recordings – somehow I doubt she’ll mind.
Speaking of Sadie, she is great, in case you were wondering. She’s been upgraded into a big kid twin sized bed in the past few months and she’s doing great in it. She is sleeping much better these days – we’re not 100% sleeping through the night just yet. But some nights we do, and I love those nights. She’s still napping 2 hours a day like a champ. She has a healthy appetite and a palate that is expanding and includes some raw vegetables, which is parent’s dream come true. She got accepted into a preschool here in town that she starts in September. And if you’re not from a major metropolitan area you’re probably thinking, “accepted?” Yes. Accepted. Good preschools are hard to get into. I had to start the process last November to get her in for the following September. And out of the 45 or so parents applying only a handful get brought in. So, this was a huge relief for us. We adore this co-op preschool, and I’ll be working there one day out of Sadie’s 3 days a week which I’m so excited to do. The biggest (well, not THE biggest) news in Sadie’s life is that we are currently potty training. Eep! Honestly though, it hasn’t been bad at all. We’ve been doing it for 3 days (on and off) and she’s only had one accident. I realize that at times parenting is only as difficult as you make it to be. So I’ve taken a really laid back approach to potty training. When we are home, we are in panties drinking lots of fluids with the potty chair at our side. But when we leave the house because we need to or become bored, we put a diaper on for the time being. As she gets more and more used to not going in her pants I’ll start venturing out more and more without a diaper. And she gets it. I have a feeling this is going to be much easier than I always imagined it to be.
But while we are in the transitioning state, we are spending a lot of time at home causing total shenanigans.
Speaking of home… we moved recently. As in like 2 weeks ago. It was gnarly. I hate moving. But am very happy to be in our new place. We stayed in the same town just moved to place a few miles down the road. Our new place is much cozier and warm. Our previous home was big, too big for our liking and never really felt like home. It was cold, literally. Our next door neighbor was a tree farmer and had a about a dozen redwood trees in his yard that towered over our house and blanketed it in total shade. Although it was beautiful and totally majestic – it was always cold. Our new place is situated with the beach to our right side and a park and playground directly behind us. Pretty ideal. We’re still settling in around here and trying to empty a few boxes here and there.
Devin has been hard at work. Many a nights he can be found at 2am still sitting up in the kitchen writing code. That man works hard. Sadie and I try our best to distract him on the weekends so he can give his brain a break from the matrix for a few hours.
We’ve had some visitors in the past couple of months including our parents, my brother and some friends. Just last week my parents stopped by on their way through town while they were on a cruise up the coast. It was a quick visit but so lovely to see them!
And I suppose our biggest news is that we are having a baby! Yes, I am pregnant. Very pregnant. 6 months pregnant. And seeing that Sadie made her grand appearance at 8 months, we might not have very long until this little dude shows up. Yes, he is a boy. Sadie will have a little brother. She’s really into it. She is surprisingly aware and involved in the idea of a growing family. She notices that my belly is getting big and she seems to understand it’s because there is a baby in there. She is constantly coming up and hugging and kissing the belly and saying “Hi baby brother.” She loves coming to my doctor appointments and hearing his heartbeat. It really shocks me how cognitive she seems to be of this whole crazy thing.
The pregnancy is the main reason this blog has suffered from lack of attention. There have been extreme high moments and extreme low moments. And extreme morning sickness that I only wish I could classify as moments, but full disclosure, it lasted heavily into my 17th week of pregnancy. That’s almost half of the pregnancy spent puking day and night. Oh, what a joy. But now that I am back to my normal non-puking self and things have been less extreme and more still watered I’m hoping to take more photos and write.
I’d like to make sure I capture these last remaining months of being only Sadie’s mom and no one else’s. I hope I can gracefully handle the task of loving and nurturing two babies enough. And I really hope I can handle those long sleepless nights once again. It’s scary to start all over from the start, but I am very excited to get to know this little boy growing in my belly. I can’t imagine ever loving anyone as much as I love Sadie, but I know I will – and the thought of having THAT much love times two is just incredible.
If you actually made it reading all the way to the end of this, thanks for following along. I guess there was a lot to catch up on. It’s amazing how fast so many things can change in just a few months. I hope to take the time to record this life a bit better than I have been. And thank you for reading along in the past and in our exciting future. Here’s to change and here’s to growth. Cheers!