Testing, testing. Is this blog still on?
Where were we? Ah, yes. I was still riding the high from miraculously weaning Regina off of her feeding tube in a ridiculously short period of time and she was eating like she had been eating by mouth all of her life. I thought to myself, “time to finally relax and rest on your laurels, Sylvia.”
There are some small obstacles that occur that are God’s way of reminding us that we were not made for comfort alone, and sometimes He likes to hit you with it like a ton of bricks. He knows that subtleties tend to go right over my head, so for me He chose the latter version. And quite frankly, I think it has taken me this long to write about it mainly because I am still reeling. I simply couldn’t find the words.
Obviously, Scott and I are not upset about the baby herself or himself. Every new life deserves joy and excitement, and I will rob no child of mine of that. It’s the timing and the circumstances that unnerve me. Since the Bible makes a point of saying “do not be afraid” several times, you would think I would listen. But between you and I, I am really struggling with not being afraid. I am still pretty traumatized from Regina’s startling pregnancy and rocky first year of life. But God gave us the grace to get through all of that, so I must have faith that He will give us the grace to face whatever this pregnancy has in store.
Ok, enough of the heavy stuff. I am all agog to see if this is a girl or a boy. The girls all want a baby brother. My sisters keep asking me when do we find out it’s a girl. We’ll find out at the 20 week scan!
With this newest baby, we’ve officially outgrown our beloved Honda Odyssey. Anyone have any suggestions on a good van or SUV for six kids, all still in car seats or boosters?
Also, talk to me about this fancy newfangled Dockatot all of you trendy moms are raving about. I was wondering what the appeal of it was. Is it more comfortable? Safer? More convenient? I just can’t figure out what it brings to the table if you already have your typical crib, pack n play, rock n play, Moses basket, etc.
In other news, Regina just had her first birthday. She is still the most incredible person I know.