After an unintentional several month long hiatus from one of the things I love most…[blogging]…I’m back.
Life has been busy as most of you may know. Our first year with Wylder in our lives has been crazy. Tom has been so busy at work and travelling, which I don’t love but the mans gotta make the paper (what he tells me). Juggling nap times around school pick ups, track & field, basketball & football games and practices has been a challenge. Trying to keep my house clean, cook healthy(ish) meals for the family, still working part time and now, pregnant and chasing a one year old around the house. Me? Tired? Uh, YEAH.
It’s been good though. Actually it’s been great! Wylder has brought our family so close. I swear we all smile and laugh more than ever with this little guy around. And now, only 8 weeks away, we will be welcoming yet another little man into our world! I still can’t even believe it, regardless of the rapidly increasing belly expansion and constant baby kicks, I sometimes still feel like it’s make belief.
For all the people out there assuming we planned this baby and pursued fertility treatments to get here…boy are you are wrong! That was our intent. We expected to go down the same hard road to have another baby as we did with Wylder and planned to start treatments this June, but God had other plans for us!
I’m still not sure what prompted me to actually do a test but one day I picked up 3 from the dollar store while Tom was out of town. We were going to Vegas a couple weeks later for our first trip away since Wylder was born, so I guess it wouldn’t hurt to check. I forgot about the tests, treated myself to some fine red wine. That week, I realized I had achieved my pre-baby weight and was bragging to my girlfriend. In retrospect, I was losing my mind. I showed up at the wrong schools to watch Nolan’s football games a couple times, could never find my keys and I also got my days and times wrong for appointments which I’ve never done [but continue to do still, baby brain is a thing!]. Two days later I did the test. A FREAKING POSITIVE TEST! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I think I stopped breathing and broke into a cold sweat as my heart started racing…and I texted Tom… “OMG! I think I’m pregnant. How did this even happen?!” He didn’t believe me. After all three positive tests and even a trip to the doctor for another positive test, he still didn’t believe me! I didn’t believe me! We weren’t trying and having a new baby while we already have a baby wasn’t exactly on our bucket list! Needless to say, this baby is a giant surprise and blessing and we are all looking forward to meeting him! That being said, I’d be lying if I said I’m not nervous to have a baby and a 15 month old. I’ve basically been pregnant for over 2 years…which is just how I feel so I’m really looking forward to feeling like myself again.
Oh, you’re wondering how Nolan took the news? Right. We didn’t tell him straight away, but when we did, this was his response:
“WHAT WERE YOU GUYS THINKING? YOU LIED TO ME! YOU SAID YOU WOULDNT HAVE ANOTHER BABY RIGHT AWAY! WHO’S GOING TO DRIVE ME EVERYWHERE?! This is going to be so crazy for you guys…”
And flashback to me telling people I was pregnant in high school… He took the news really well. Ha! It’s going to be great. Nolan is the best big brother. He is such a big help to me and is always willing to watch the baby or calm him down when I’m too exhausted to do it. Him and Wylder absolutely adore each other, so I’m sure this new baby boy will capture Nolan’s heart the same way that Wylder has.
So there you have it. This next year will be an adventure. I know I’ll just do it and Nolan is right, it is going to be very crazy. So if you see me out and I look disheveled and run down, just love me and give me all your cheater tips to help me look pretty and pretend I have my crap together, because we all know how easy it will be to find time to shower…
Thanks in advance.