Oh my it’s been a long time since I’ve written! Welcome back to my little corner of the blogosphere, everyone! Things sure have been crazy around here. With three kids under five, life is always a bit crazy. We’ve been holding on and getting through. Since the last time I wrote we have moved, started school (and stopped, and started, and stopped, and started, but that’s a whole other story for another day).
To say our lives have been a bit chaotic would be QUITE accurate! I’ve been holding my head above water, trying to figure out how to get through the day. My goal has been survival. Surviving the day, surviving through another restless night (Mini Monkey still won’t sleep through the night, at 14 months old), surviving various bugs that come through the house, surviving. I had pretty much decided that I was done blogging. It just couldn’t fit into my current lifestyle of getting through each day as best I could and surviving to try again the next day.
Then one day I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw a post from the blog Money Saving Mom. She was talking about how she was going to be releasing a book called Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and was looking for people to participate in a team to help launch the book. Why not? It sounded like a book that I could REALLY use, so I figured I’d throw my name in the hat and see what happened. One of the things they asked was if you were a blogger. Feeling a bit reluctant since I hadn’t blogged in just about forever, I told God, “Okay, if I get chosen, I will start blogging again, and if I don’t, then that will mean I should be done with blogging. Well, wouldn’t you know, God said yes! Yes, I needed to read this book, and yes, I needed to continue to blog! Now I get to share this amazing experience with you guys as I learn to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode! I’ll be sharing with you guys the GREAT insights I get from Crystal and how they have improved our life and home.
Okay, I promise you two big announcements, so onto the next one. There is a new reason that I DESPERATELY need this book!
That’s right, we have a new little baby on the way! We are beyond thrilled that God has chosen to bless us with another baby! This was Nugget (this little one’s nickname until we know if we’re having a boy or a girl) at our ultrasound last week, at about 8 weeks along. Everything looked great with a nice, strong heartbeat!
Morning sickness, insomnia, and pregnancy exhaustion have definitely put me squarely in survival mode these past few weeks, but I know that is just a phase that will pass soon enough (thankfully). Having 4 kids ages 5 and under, though, means I will need some MAJOR help with learning to THRIVE in this life, and not just survive. God definitely knew what he was doing when he had Crystal and her people choose me for the launch team! So, I invite all of you folks to join me on these journeys. One to grow a new life and usher it into this world, and the other to help me be the best mom and wife I can be while doing that! There will be posts about the book, about how it is changing my life, about pregnancy, about birth, and about parenting. I hope to hear from you all along the way, especially you moms who’ve made it through these crazy, chaotic days of having a bunch of little kids at once and have advice for getting through to the other side!