Why are my children consuming outrageous amounts of strange blue cake? Some of you might have figured it out, but if you aren’t familiar with a gender reveal cake, I’ll fill you in….we are expecting our third child and it’s a boy!
Obviously, I’ve known for quite some time. I even almost mentioned it in my Dyson vacuum post that the new lightweight vacuum would be great now that I’m exhausted by lugging my huge old vacuum around. But it didn’t feel right to spring it on anyone on that post, and then I figured I might as well wait until we knew the gender because I couldn’t figure out an alternative to announcing a pregnancy without posting an ultrasound pic, and that just seemed strange to me.
I kept going back and forth about it, like, really? What’s the harm? Every ultrasound picture looks generic..but then again, even though I watermark my photos someone could just copy it and use it as their own and that is plain freaky. So that was my thought process
I’m due the beginning of February, so I’m just now hitting the third trimester. Eek! I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is going. Maybe the more children you have, the faster your pregnancies, because you’re so busy and wrapped up in the others’ lives.
Which brings me to my other small people. Marc started preschool for the first time ever this September, and he really is doing great! I thought he would have separation problems since he’s always been with me 100%, but he really enjoys school. It is SUPER part time though, so that probably helps. It feels like the second I drop him off and come home that I’m watching the clock for when to leave and pick him up!
Rayna started first grade and is really doing well. It amazes me just how reading ‘clicked’ for her. While she struggled to memorize all of her sight words in Kindergarten, she has no problems with them now and is reading level 2 readers pretty fluently. She has a great teacher and I shocked myself by volunteering as a room mom so I can be involved in at least one of her grades before another sibling arrives.
Between the school schedules, volunteering here and there, being a leader in my MOPS group, etc. I am wiped out lately. And if you’ve been with me for a while you know that I am prone to blog lapses. So there’s my latest “where I’ve been.”