Simona is 18 months. I'm sleeping comfortably through the night because she does. She can tell me "cup" or "up" or "all done" so that simplifies communication. Looks like life is getting a little too easy around here!
Must be time for me to have another baby.
Yep. Baby number 8 is coming! February 25th is the due date, so I'm about 7 weeks along.
Is this perfect timing? Nope. I will be an assistant lacrosse coach for the local university this season and the baby is arriving right at the season's beginning. We are headed on vacation in two weeks and I will doubtless be fatigued and nauseous for the duration.
Being open to life doesn't mean that we have to be thrilled every second. Having babies is a tough business, and I know exactly what I'm in for. It would be naive and false to declare unadulterated joy at every moment. However, because I do know exactly what I'm in for, I also know that in a few months a new and special person will become an integral part of my family. A new person that I could not imagine my family without.
Plus, I get to become obsessed with baby names again! Yay!
I'm sure I will have much more to say on this, but I wanted to get the announcement out there so if I have future posts about my lack of patience, my need for daily naps, and my craving for s'mores for breakfast, you would have a frame of reference.
Easy Rule #3: God's plan trumps human plan every time. And it always turns out better.