But, by the time that we were planning Gus' first birthday we had gotten into the swing of things. Since we had such a hard time conceiving Gus, and wound up needing IVF in order to conceive, we thought our family was complete. And we were completely happy with that.
What is it that they say happens when you make plans- God laughs. Well boy did he have a good laugh with us!
Emma started first grade at the end of August and we returned to our routine of School, dance classes and Girl Scouts. I found myself run down and generally exhausted. I was napping every chance I got and couldn't seem to ever get enough sleep. I just figured that it was because we were so busy.
It wasn't until the morning sickness started that I knew. I don't throw up ... Ever ... Unless I'm pregnant. With Emma I had morning sickness for 14 weeks. At the time, I thought it was horrible. Looking back, it was a cake walk! With Gus (and with Sofia), I was still sick at the hospital when they were inducing labor. I gained 5 lbs my entire pregnancy with Gus (7 with Sofia) and left the hospital weighing less than I had before getting pregnant.
Being pregnant while chasing after a one year old is very different than being pregnant with a five year old. Emma would let me nap- Gus wouldn't even sit still. Somehow, we made it and welcomed Sofia into our family at the end of April.
A lot has changed. Our house is only 4 bedrooms which means that our family fits- but we've needed to create a space for guests to sleep in Mike's office. Three kids also have a lot more STUFF. So we have done (and are still doing) a huge amount of purging and organizing. If everything has a place then maybe the house won't wind up a complete mess.
Just when we thought that we had everything all figured out, everything has changed. And I can't imagine our life any other way.