Back to Blogging

It's hard to believe more than half a year has gone by and I haven't posted in this blog. I much prefer posting here to nonstop photo-posting on Facebook or Instagram, but with my iPhone it's become so easy to upload photos to other social media instead of blogging. Now with a new baby on the way and so much going on in our lives, I'm going to make a real effort to post when I can. If you want to see pictures of the fam, this will once again be the place to look. 

I know some of you don't have Facebook, so here's a quick synopsis of what I would have posted:

In late August, we found out that I'm pregnant again, but we didn't announce until November. Here's how we shared the news.

My first trimester and part of my second trimester was rough, but mid-February I started feeling much better. I have to attribute much of that to a change in diet and healthier habits. For the most part, the second half of this pregnancy has been much easier than my pregnancy with Sophia. I'm 30 1/2 weeks along now, so we're 3/4 of the way to meeting our new little! We're not finding out the gender of this one until the birth, and we're planning another home birth as long as we're all healthy.

Nick started a new job last month, and it's a great blessing to us. He's now home for dinner in the evenings and has regular days off with us. We've enjoyed having him home so much more! It's been a step up in his career and a great move for our family. I can't wait to see how he grows with his new company!

Sophia is growing faster than ever. She's sweet, sassy, and oh-so-independent! She still loves cuddles and loves from Mommy and likes playing hard with Daddy, but she's more of a little girl than a toddler now. She constantly hugs and kisses my belly and talks about "our baby." She expresses such excitement about becoming a big sister!

We're all looking forward to what the rest of 2017 will bring!