Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Catching Up

Written by Shannon Leigh

Life is absolutely crazy.
I mean crazy, crazy.
So many things are going on around these parts that my poor wittle blog has been completely neglected.  No offense blog, but you are THE LEAST of my concerns at this point.

The most SIGNIFICANT news is that sweet, beautiful, precious Ruby is going to be a...


I am currently 15 weeks and according to a 14 week sonogram, it appears to be a MISTER (a very obvious mister)!
To be perfectly honest we were a little shocked that we would be having a boy, but after a few weeks we are getting used the idea and getting pretty pumped.
Ruby is going to be a GREAT big sister and we can't wait to meet sweet little mister.

I felt pretty icky for the first 12 weeks and I kept falling and knocking things over (I am clumsy ordinarily but this was intense).  Now that I am in the 2nd trimester I feel MUCH better and have much more energy.  Praise the good Lord.

I plan on doing a maternity series at some point… but we'll see.  Like I said, we've got a LOT going on these days.

In other significant news, we sold our house!  Our sweet little cottage, sigh.
We bought it after only being married for a few months and we have spent the last 4 years there.  We brought home a puppy there, and (more importantly) it's the place where we brought home our first baby.  It's going to be strange to call any other place home.
What's even stranger?  We are going to be renting for the next 6 months while the other house is finished. We are on quite the adventure but I am ready for the challenge (I think).

We signed a lease starting June 15th and we close on our current house on July 1st.  I am really going to miss our little town (mostly walks to the library and post office) but we're ready to move on too.  We have already packed all the stuff we don't need for the next 6 months and we are going to work on packing the kitchen this week.  It's no fun to live amongst boxes but it's a means to an end.  The duplex we are renting is on a pond with a great little walking path around it so I think we will enjoy that a lot.  It's also on a golf course so I KNOW Matt will be happy.

I am really looking forward to this whole process being over but if that were the case, that means that Ruby's time as an only child would be over forever and THAT makes me want to die and cry and fall to emotional pieces.  I guess all mothers feel this way but man oh man it's pretty intense (blame it on the pregnancy hormones).
Will I love our next child the same way that I love Ruby?  Will I be able to give Ruby enough attention?  What's it going to be like to raise a BOY?  I know the Lord will provide answers to all of these things in time but the fears still keep creeping in.

On top of being pregnant and hormonal, having a (now fit throwing) toddler, and moving (TWICE), work is NUTS.  I am shooting lots of weddings this year (most of which happen to be in the FALL).  I am going to be large and in charge by that point but I am certainly going to give them my utmost attention.  We'll take all the prayers we can get:)

I think that about sums it up.  Life is CRAZY but GOOD.
I'll leave you with some cute pictures of Ruby because who doesn't love cute Ruby pictures.



MKLoeffler said...

Can I just say I'm glad we're not the only ones with a fit throwing toddler??? Holler!