We are very excited to be adding to the crew this winter! Baby number six is on its way.
After the heartbreak of another adoption falling through, we spent a lot of time praying about what the next step was for our family. God answered almost immediately.
I am due in December and we are currently in conversation with our agency about how we can use the money we raised (with the help of countless friends) for our adoption to do an even greater work. We're excited and hope to share details soon.
In the meantime, I am really excited about the end of the first trimester just around the bend. Pregnancy usually looks like this for me: first trimester - why? I hate food, I want to sleep 24 hours a day, people make me angry and water gives me heartburn. second trimester - glory be! pregnancy is magical! i've never had this much energy! let's do all the projects! my body is amazing! i could do this at least one more time! third trimester - why? why does my body hate me and hurt all the time and when is this baby coming out and I don't think I can do this again. 30 seconds after birth: I definitely need more babies. It's a crazy time, you guys. Or I'm crazy.
One of the ways I survive the nausea and heartburn is by distracting myself by binge-watching funny things. With Ivah, I think I watched every episode of Friends. This pregnancy is all about the comedians. Jim Gaffigan is my favorite, of course, with his huge family and love for food. I can relate to him on many levels and I am very excited to say that we are going to see him when he is in town in July! Laughter is the cure for all of life's woes, I think. I've also been watching his specials on Netflix - they have two streaming and they are hilarious, I think I've watched them infinite times.
The boys are thrilled to be adding to the mix. Lute especially has been so fun to watch. He is always checking on me to make sure I'm okay and wondering if I need some time to rest. He's learned to change diapers and offers to watch his sisters for me. Eddie asks me every day how big the baby is now, and George would like to know exactly how this is all going to go down. "Does the baby hatch out of your tummy, Mom?" Soooo. That conversation happened earlier than I imagined. All in all, this may be the most heartwarming, entertaining pregnancy yet.
So, six. Here we go.