Sunday, March 20, 2016

What's Been Happening Lately, Part One

I've wanted to post here more often than I have lately, but my time and energy has simply gone to other things.  So, a little update of sorts is in order!  :)  First up, our biggest recent news:


Baby #6!!!  We are so very excited to meet this new little person around the end of June!  Joanna, of course, is hoping for a sister.  :)
We now have the oh-so-fun task of purchasing a new car ahead of us, since we've outgrown our minivan.  Hello big family van!  We are very sad to have to say goodbye to our beloved MPV.  It has treated us well.  :(
My one disappointment this time around has been our decision to go with a hospital birth.  We made that decision based on some complications with previous births, and while I have peace with that, we really miss our familiar midwives and birth center!  It was so much more family friendly, especially for appointments and such!  My consolations are that I'm so much more prepared this time around than I was the last time I gave birth in a hospital (with Benjamin!), and that I will still have a midwife, not an OB.  So it will all be fine, and at least we won't have to worry about needing a hospital transfer.
Anyway, we're down to just over three months, which will fly by, of course!  And we are all so excited!!!  :)


PUPPPsMom said...

That is such wonderful news, Annaleah!! Congratulations!! The big vehicle step is a hard one. We've watched a couple friends make it. I know some friends who have been very happy with their Sprinter van over the traditional Ford. As for the hospital birth, I'm sorry. I hear ya. That is such a tough decision. June is coming quick, and I'll be praying it goes well!

Annaleah said...

Thanks! :) Oh, yes, we are definitely looking into options other than the Ford van. Unfortunately, that might be the one that ends up fitting into our budget, but definitely not our first choice! :)
June is coming quickly, and prayers would be great! I'd love to avoid any issues this time around!