For the first 2 years of Zander’s life, I thought this day would never happen. Zander has been the best thing we’ve ever done and raising him has become the craziest and most exciting thing for us. With that in mind, before we had him I couldn’t have imagined loving anyone or anything this much. I didn’t know how much you could love a person and I only hope my heart can continue to grow and have room for another!!
I was finally hitting the stride of being back on my bike and feeling like myself again after weaning Zander. I won’t ramble too much about why we chose to have a second kid, but I know this will be good for Zander and for us all. We just told him the other day that we are having another baby, to which he replied, “Me too!” He tells us that he wants a brother who is the same age as him and also named Alexander. We have a lot of explaining to do.
My goal with this pregnancy is to stay as healthy as possible and to educate Zander. When he tells me that he has a baby in his belly also (and likes to bump bellies with me), we take the time to talk about the job of mommies and what his job is and how that is changing. He is excited and tells me that he can help a baby with everything. He knows that babies put everything into their mouths and it’s his job to make sure things aren’t laying around for the baby to grab.
We are embarking upon a new and different adventure. Last time, I was still able to take relaxing time for myself during the pregnancy; the world revolved around me, the pregnant lady. That’s all different with a three year-old running around! I am thrilled with my wonderful little family, our bike shop and the way our lives are going. I continue to learn every day from this life experiment and am blessed to have such a wonderful family, community and friends around us. This will truly be a rich mother’s day with much excitement ahead!