So I’ve been keeping a secret. A BIG BIG secret.
In 3 weeks we will be welcoming our 6th family member to our home and no…it’s not a new puppy.
A tiny new little baby girl is going to be completing our family. I’ve been wanting to write a post. Lately I’ve been really feeling the need for a new post but wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with it. I didn’t want to write about my pregnancy throughout the trimesters. That’s been done. But also, I had no energy. And when I did I was working on finishing my Interior Design program which I am an official graduate 😉 That’s right, with diploma and all ***pats herself on the back***
But honestly, lots of changes going on. Lots of headaches, frustrations and teenage turmoil. It’s been rough. So I decided, Since we are 3 weeks out and the count down is on….I gotta get some words out there to document my experience before life gets to hectic and I forget.
So, my sweet little Kennedy….this pregnancy with you has been a wonderful challenge. The first half I was plagued with horrific HORRIFIC migraines. I was taking Tylenol as sparingly as possible. Had a stash of ice packs for my head everywhere I went. I had no nausea like a lot of women but those damn headaches my little darling, were NOT a treat. But for you, they were worth it.
There was tiredness in the beginning which has come back in the later stage, but with naps I am managing. I think you’re gonna be a little firecracker, and I can’t wait (sort of!) You have still allowed me to maintain workouts and I thank you for that. It’s helped me keep the swelling and weight gain to a bare minimum. PHEEEEWWW
You’re coming into a home with so much love for you it still overwhelms my heart and soul. Your 2 oldest sisters cried when we told them you were coming. they were both so crazy excited and had been talking about you long before you became a plan. The youngest, weeeeell she had to take some time to get her head around it. She was the youngest of course, therefore wasn’t ready to give up her spot of “the family baby”.
BUT when J found out you were going to be a girl!!! Oh my goodness, she lost her mind with excitement. It really was super cute. Z cried, she was really hoping for a boy but she’s excited for her new little sister just as much.
These girls have such big plans for you. All the things they can’t wait to teach you and show you. All the cuddles they can’t wait to give you is so beautiful. I can’t wait for you to meet them. They are completely crazy though…I should warn you. All different in their own special ways and I’m so excited to see which behaviours you get and from who.
There are a couple of people who left us too soon to have a chance to meet you. Grandpa and Mellie. But I KNOW they will be with you every step you take.
You’re a lucky little princess to be coming into a family like this. Your daddy is such an amazingly attentive daddy. I just know you’re going to have him wrapped around your finger. He talks to you in my belly. When you weren’t so big as you are now you would move when he spoke to you…now you’re too big to move so swiftly. But you move like a little champ still.
Maybe that’s because I only stopped taking Mauy Thai kickboxing around 2 weeks ago and I’ve gotten you used to it lol let’s hope. I need you to be a strong little lady like your big sisters.
You have been a blessing to us all, and in so many ways you may never know. In 3 weeks my dream of you will finally come true, because for 15 years, I have wanted you. Hoped for you and sadly came to a conclusion that maybe you would never be. I wanted your daddy to be perfect for you which can seem like an impossible mission these days. And one random day a little over two years ago I method….your daddy, and that changed everything and made my dreams of you a reality again. And here we are. Counting down and getting things ready to welcome you to our crazy bunch of love. My dream is that as a family we nurture you in every single possible way that we can. That you grow up to be happy and healthy and wonderful with a touch of craziness that shows that you are ours.
I thank God for choosing me to be your mommy. I am jumping out of my skin waiting to see your squishy little face and to hold your little hands and feet.
Til’ we meet face to face my Sweet Kennedy.