My life is crazy right now. Griffin's birthday was yesterday, which means his party is on Saturday. A play-doh factory blow-out I've been planning for weeks would be enough to fill every second, except I've got Amos's first birthday two weeks later...Nicholas's birthday a week later, followed in short order by my mother's birthday, our anniversary, my birthday, and my dad's birthday.
Then, it's Christmas.
Not really, but that's about how it feels. Summers are crazy and I love it. I can't imagine having babies any other time of the year. I chose May primarily because my mother would be out of school. As most of you know, I have my babies at home, but not MY home. I have given birth to both Amos and Griffin at my mother's house and then we usually live with my mother and stepfather for a couple weeks as we settle in to life with an infant.
It is an IDEAL arrangement and I am incrediably blessed to have it.
There are a couple of other reasons I can't imagine giving birth at any other time. I am less blessed to have about six weeks of mind-numbing nausea. It usually kicks in right around the time the weather turns cooler, which is good because if I had to be sick in the heat I think it would be more than I could handle. The nausea usually clears up just in time for the holidays, which is nice as well.
Also, I am HUGE by my ninth month. HUGE. People started asking me if I was due any day with Griffin at SIX MONTHS. I've seen dear friends suffer through the heat of the summer at seven/eight/nine months pregnant. I can't even imagine dragging around my nine month pregnant belly in 90 degree heat.
So, despite the fact that our summers are turning into one long (sometimes stressful) celebration, I can't imagine having a baby at any other time.
"Sarah," you say, "why are we spending so much time on when to have another baby? I thought your husband was opposed."
OH! Did I forgot to mention? Guess who rolled out with a "Let's have another baby" recently?
That's right! Holland #3 is officially on our To Do list for 2013. I'm nothing if not a planner.
What did you love or hate about the time of year you were pregnant?
~ Sarah Stewart Holland