Thursday, September 3, 2015

one year, one month, and one day later...

It has been exactly one year, one month, and one day since I last published on this blog. I say published vs. wrote because I've started a few posts and never got around to finishing them to share with you guys. It is simply incredible how quickly time flies by and the amount of things that can happen in this span of time.

The hubs with brand spankin' new Benaiah.
The last time you heard from me I was 28 weeks pregnant with my little boy. Well, let me assure you, he has been out of the womb for quite a while now! ;-) My handsome little Chunkaman was born October of last year. His name is Benaiah Jude. Benaiah means, Yahweh builds up. He is now 10 months old and the amount of joy he has brought into our home cannot be summed up into a few sentences or even a few blog posts for that matter! Naomi and Benaiah get along really well the majority of the time. Chunka loves his big sister so much, and often tries to share his affection by tackling her and planting slobbery kisses all over her face and bites on her arms (thankfully he doesn't have teeth yet!). Since he's only 5 pounds lighter than her (he got his nickname for a reason), she doesn't always appreciate him tossing his weight around on her, but oftentimes she'll wrestle him right back. :)

2 year old Naomi and 9 month old Benaiah! I was caught red handed trying to climb on his sister. The way nearly every wrestling match begins. ;) Love watching the two of them grow up together!
Third -- due Christmas Eve!
I am chuckling to myself even as I type this next update because it's going to sound so crazy!! But trust me, it's real. So you know you a year ago I was 28 weeks pregnant? Well, right now, as of today, I am 24 weeks pregnant with baby #3!! Now I know most of you who get my posts have known this for a while now, but of course I had to share with the world wide web. ;) I am literally shaking my head and smiling because it's just crazy to think I'll have kids so close in age!! I am due Christmas Eve 2015, and when this little one arrives I will officially have three kids under the age of three. The hubs and I have clearly been keeping busy, in more ways than one haha. ;) We are looking forward to Third (as we affectionately call him/her--we're keeping the gender a surprise!) arriving in 4 short months. So far baby is super active. I have been feeling and seeing kicks much, much earlier than my first two pregnancies. I am tired pretty much all time, due in parts to the fact that I have a two year old and a ten month old, I regularly forget to take my vitamins, plus I'm pregnant! Ha. But I had barely any morning sickness which is definitely the Lord's kindness to me.

Our pregnancy announcement for Third.
Me and my 10 month old Chunka -- He was giving me love bites ;)
Our family!! The Lord is so kind.
There is so, so much more that I would like to share, and Lord willing I will be posting on here more frequently! Some things you can be looking forward to are Benaiah's birth story (I'll probably share that around his first birthday--ahh!!), what we have been up to as a family, how I've been growing spiritually, what I'm reading, and of COURSE what I'm eating (nope, haven't changed a bit!). :) Here's hoping for much more consistent blog posts in the future!