Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MOTHERHOOD DIARIES: When your last baby turns 1.


It seems as quickly as we entered into the season of life that includes parenting babies, it has vanished. I've never exactly shared the struggles we faced when trying to conceive, but it was a struggle and on May 21st, 2013 when we FINALLY saw the words "pregnant" we were over the moon excited! (Baby Number One) 15 months after baby number 1, we welcomed our Love Bug. Life was hard, we welcomed our sweet and spunky second born into the world and then moved away from our support system a few days later.

February 2016
I remember going to the grocery store and purchasing a box of cereal, coming home, standing in the kitchen and eating it - The.Whole.BOX!
"That was strange" I thought to myself, I don't even like cereal.
Let me go buy a pregnancy test...
Negative.
"Are you feeling okay?" - someone randomly asks me
Yes, I think so...
"Are you still running?" - another person inquires
...Yeah,... I mean...when I can... am I getting pudgy? I wonder silently to myself.
Let me go buy a pregnancy test....

5 Pregnancy tests, all negative.

Then, on February 11, 2016 I took 2 more tests.

Both positive.

It was you, my sweet little Belle.
Our last baby. 

This week is your last week as a baby, and my last week to snuggle you as a baby. Soon you'll be a toddler.  You will become more and more independent, and although I want to hold onto these sweet baby memories I am excited watch my three toddlers grow.




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