This year has been a whirlwind of ups and downs, tears and laughter. As well as just plain out business of a family of four in transition.
The last we spoke of homes was close to a year ago. We were house hunting, looking at all the "previously loved" homes in our neighbourhood of St. James. Some were ho hum. One I absolutely loved (in fact, both hubby and I fell in love with it's old charm), only there was no place to put the other children, the basement was a bit odd. So good-bye beauty, not even a bid. There were a couple others we loved. One we decided to bid 30,000 over the asking price. Why not? It seemed reasonable. Apparently we were delussional, or the other bidder was, as they offered 70,000 over the asking price. Woooaaahhh!!!! Put on the breaks baby. Okay, so how much is it to buy a new home with everything we want?? Only 10,000 more than what these people just paid for a "previously loved" home?? Dude, show us the new homes!!!! Like what madness we live in. People are trying to compete for homes which by all means look beautiful, but you have no clue what deception lies underneath. We all know "previously loved" homes are full of deception. So, on Mother's Day we signed off on the papers to build our new only loved by us home :D Happy Mother's Day to me :D
Next obsticle, get enough money to pay for said home. Lovely, hubby is making less now than he was. We will be literally scraping by, and I'll have to go back to work six months early. Bye, Bye time with new baby. Okay, hold on, take a deep breath and pray. Let's turn our attention to enjoying our last pregnancy.
At twenty weeks along, we go to our scheduled ultrasound. I must note, up to this point, minus the insane morning sickness, and low blood pressure this pregnancy has been uneventful. No pvbleeding or cramping, yay!!! Yes, we would like to know the sex of the baby. I know having a baby is supposed to be a surprise, but I really want a girl. I have been praying for this since my second child. Okay, truthfully, my oldest really wanted a brother. So instead of praying for a girl for my second, I put my wants aside and prayed he would get his brother. It was more important for me to show God answers prayers to my eight and a half year old than getting the little girl I desired. ED was and is still a blessing, my little ham :D
Anyways, back to the third pregancy. So, the results are... it's a girl!!! I know, I know, ultrasounds are only 75% correct, but I can't help but cry and breath a sigh of relief. Only bought one girly thing however, still afraid she is a he lol
On November 6, 2008, A came into our life. I got my natural birth, everything went mostly painless and really fast. Of course, the first thing that came out of my mouth, is it really a girl lol.
Now here we are four months later. Life is crazy hectic. We moved into our home the same day A turned four months. What a great marker to remember the day :D My husband got a new position at his job just after A was born, which meant that I could stay on maternity leave the full year. God continues to bless us every step of the way.
To me, this last year has been winning the lottery. I am growing, I am living...finally. I did watch Yes Man, and have decided that I have to take life by the horns and fight this BPD with all I have.
I just did my second year at the Cerebral Palsy Stationary Bike Race, which prior to meeting my husband I never would have done. He's been such a positive addition to my life. I have met up with and rekindled old friendships with people and developed stronger ones since meeting and marrying him. This year, I am also going to do my first marathon. True, I am out of shape, however, one of my friends is going to help me train. This is definately one of those things no one can do for me, that I can only do for myself. What a great challenge for myself, what a great way to continue on my path of truly living :D