Yes. You read that correctly.
Nate will be a big brother very soon.
I’m due July 28th. It feels like it’s just around the corner.
Nate will be 17 months old when the new baby is born. And I’ll be constantly washing diapers. With a heart full of joy! (Most days, at least.)
I’m a little more than 4 months pregnant so I’m past the “I’m-so-exhausted-I-can’t-think” stage and quickly moving into the “I-can’t-ever-eat-enough-food” stage. It helps that most of the things I crave I can’t eat anyway. I was craving Dairy Queen the other night. Really! Out of no where I wanted one of their ice cream cones covered with that candy coating stuff. I haven’t had one since I was a kid. Pregnancy causes the strangest things.
When I was pregnant with Nate, I napped daily. Like two hours a day, sometimes four. And I slept ten hours at night. Even when I was 9 months pregnant I could sleep all night without a problem. Now, I’m lucky to sit down during the day and take a breather, let alone take a nap.
This pregnancy is so different from the first time I was pregnant. Which is exactly what makes it so special. Pregnancy prepares us for what lies ahead. When I was pregnant with Nate, I had to learn to slow down. And, gosh, life slowed down in so many ways when he was born. And, now, I’m learning to become laser focused so I can get things done when the opportunity is in front of me. I’m sure I’ll need that skill with two kids under 18 months!
Most of all, though, is feeling the immediate and ever growing love for this little human growing inside of me. I didn’t know I had the ability to love as deeply I love Nate. And, now, there’s even more love with Baby Green #2 on the way.
That’s the great thing about love. There’s always room for more.
Gender is forthcoming…