It had been a lazy summer. On Wednesday, August 20th our house was a bustling of activity bright and early. Five children sleepily getting ready for school earlier than they had been up since May. I was surprised at how calmly they all got dressed. We managed to get their school clothes on, teeth brushed, hair brushed and everyone fed by 7am.
It was a happy day for all of us. I was anxious to have my house back so I could conquer it...or attempt to. It was a huge difference from last years first day. We were all excited, but I have to say that when I came home alone to my empty house I was sad. First time I had been at home alone with all of my kids at school. There was plenty to be done. I just couldn't do it. I sat alone thinking of what I would do now that I had no little ones at home anymore.
My house certainly could use a fulltime sahm with no small children underfoot. I could take care of the house with lots of laundry taken care of, my kitchen perpetually clean and good healthy meals for my kidlets. I wanted so much more. I wanted a baby.
Fast forward a year. I am keeping a little boy (20 months) for a school family. I am 18 weeks pregnant. I am ready for this chapter in my life.....my house may not be, lol. Glad to be here and I have some time to myself to get ready for the baby and thrilled that I can have time alone with the baby when he gets here.