We were fortunate enough to get a glimpse of our growing baby last week. The four chambers of the heart beating on the screen. Watching the movements that are now something I am starting to feel. It all gives me goosebumps. I feel so grateful to be able to carry another soul inside me.
Knowing that this pregnancy began with a surprise, I still feel in shock that there will be another baby at the end of this year. Dreaming of my family, we always imagined four kids fitting in nicely. However, now that the dream is becoming a reality, it still hasn’t set in. The worries and guilt are stronger than ever, but I have been using some new tools to help me.
I have been waking up at 5am while I still have energy and walk the dogs or practice yoga on my mat. It has been a huge benefit to my summer days with the kids. Body aches are less and my patience is stronger. I have also managed a system for the laundry to not feel so overwhelming. These little switches probably will be hard to maintain the third trimester, but I am taking things day by day.