Day to Day: Never Say Never
My second pregnancy had a great ring to it, “my LAST pregnancy”. I enjoyed rephrasing every milestone “my LAST second trimester…my LAST ownership of maternity clothes…” and within minutes of delivery “wow I’m SO happy I will NEVER have to do that again!” I had even come to terms with the fact that after two girls, we were NEVER going to have boy, (blog post about that here).
Yes, life was great…well minus the first
few months year with a newborn and a toddler…but my family was complete, the next chapter of my life could start…the no pregnancy, no newborn baby, diapers have an end in sight, chapter! To celebrate this progression, (combined with our decision to downsize possessions and home), we gladly parted with every baby item we owned. I made a baby box for each kid with some memorable items to pass on to them someday, but other than that, everything was given away to another person in need.
But. Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you have it all planned out…a detailed map showing your route, a power point presentation explaining health, financial, and life goals for the next 1, 5, 10, 18 years. Then, life continues to happen, reminding you that plan as you may try, you cannot predict change.
For me, change meant that somewhere around my LAST daughter’s 18 month mark I began to miscount my kids. I mean there’s only two, how hard could that be? And yet it felt that one was missing. Babies started to become really cute again, and I found myself reflecting on my own sibling dynamic of being 1 of three girls. Heck NO. I said no, I said never, we proved this by getting rid of everything! But what do babies really need anyway? NO NO, this is a phase, it will pass.
So the months went by…and instead of passing, the feeling grew. A month past my LAST daughter’s second birthday, girl number 3 was on the way…I mean we knew going into this there was no entertaining the idea that maybe, just maybe, this one would be a boy, HA!
But. Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you know something for certain…
Fast forward 20 weeks, and there we are at the anatomy ultra-sound appointment…with the technician excusing herself from the room so I could attempt to control the instant waterworks that resulted finding out that, it’s a boy.
Our pregnancy announcement was a video I made, to sort of “explain” to those who heard us shout from the roof-tops, “WE’RE DONE!!!” and for those who think we’re just plain crazy “ANOTHER?!”
Enjoy! (oh and volume a must!)
Hi there! I’m Kaley, prevailing parent and wife, but also just me; stubborn lover of DIY everything, outdoors, and chocolate. Read more about myself and my family under the “Parenting” > “About My Family” tabs.