It seems like there are a million and one things going on right now. I can’t seem to breath for it all. I try, I really do. But I can’t seem to wrap my head around all the many changes and things happening. So I am going to try writing it all out in point form and see if that helps me get a grasp on everything!
First off: Children. Children are always growing and changing. Alex: A is now fully trained. And he is going to be going to nursery school in the fall. He is a very strong willed child and he can be immensely stubborn. Everyday is a new adventure with him to keep him challenged and not bored and fighting with his brother.
Nick: N is 2! Which is crazy. He is starting to talk a little more then he was a month or so ago, and I am looking forward to having him assessed. He soaks in everything around him, and like his brother gets bored very easily, so I am always on my toes coming up with new activities.
Zoey: Z is 10 months old. She is forever pulling herself up on things and is starting to get brave enough to let go and see what happens. She gets into everything and is so curious about everything. Nothing seems to phase her and I have finally found a sippy cup she will drink out of so we are starting to phase out the bottle.
Bean: My pregnancy as a whole has been stressful. I have been crampy and sore from the beginning and my Dr is concerned I might still miscarry. He feels if I make it to 15 weeks I should be alright, but I am only 12 weeks today so that gives me a little ways to go. My weight gain is still down from where he would like it, since I had such terrible heartburn in the beginning I couldn’t eat. And my blood pressure likes to spike high here and there. (which never happened with the other kids) I feel like I am having a boy.I was right with my guesses for the other three kids, so I am going with that for now. Only time will tell what’s going to happen with this baby, but I appreciate all positive thoughts and prayers!
Second: Hubs and I. Marriage. A constant work in progress. Hubs and I went through a pretty rough patch over the last couple months. An unexpected pregnancy, financial surprises, big career decisions, life decisions. It was high stress and we took a lot of frustration out on each other that we shouldn’t have. Thankfully in the last week we have had some good conversations and we are in a much better place today then we were a week ago. We have gotten back into the habit of communicating and we are working on planning something small for our anniversary in a couple weeks.
Third: Big Career and Life choices. Where to start. Hubs was faced with the decision to continue his military career or leave it for a civilian career. Both options came with a lot to consider. Staying in the military meant a reliable income, health benefits, etc etc etc, but not having control over where we live, how often hubs is gone for training etc. Leaving the military meant the option of moving to wherever we wanted, but took away the security of the job. It took us a long long long time to reach any sort decision. With my family in Winnipeg being so supportive it is really tempting to bring the kids back there and raise them with family around. But the military pays our bills and we can rely on the paycheck coming in. It was tough. But we made a choice. And I am looking forward to seeing where that choice leads us. (Hubs has made the choice to leave the military, which is going to mean that we have a huuge move coming BEFORE the baby is born and Alex starts nursery in September!)
I guess that’s it for now. There is probably more, but its coming on nap time and I am hoping to catch a nap while the kids nap/rest!
Love, hugs and more to come later!