I know.  Just what you wanted to see.  A stick I peed on.  It’s positive.

Am I positive about adding another child into the mix?  Yes and no.  Is it going to be easy having 3 kids under 4 years old?  No.  Would I do it if my kids stayed this age forever?  No.

But even though it is hard when my two boys are insanely hyper and I have to endure dirty looks from people without kids (like the time they knocked over a lady and an entire display at the grocery store), I wouldn’t change it for the world.  I love my family with all my heart.

I know this is what I want for our family.  My husband and I have always wanted a big family.  I want my children to grow up with siblings and a strong sense of family.  And they won’t stay this small forever.  They will grow up, and it will (eventually) get easier.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

I am about 9 weeks along.  This is why I’ve been MIA for the past couple of months.  I’ve felt tired and sick and just kind of down lately.  Which is a paradox because I am really excited to be welcoming a new addition to our family, but I am also overwhelmed because I don’t know how I am going to handle life with 3 kids.  Oh and it probably doesn’t help my mood that we’ve been having construction on our house since before Christmas and had to move out this week, but that’s a different story.

If you are wondering how this will affect my photography business, I plan to continue photo sessions and weddings through July.  I will be on maternity leave during August and September, and then will take a reduced number of clients through the end of 2011.  So, please plan ahead for your holiday family sessions.  You might want to consider booking your family session this summer, so you will be ahead of the game for gifts and cards once the holiday season comes.

2 Responses to “Positive”

  1. Chrisann Says:

    Yeah, I’m happy you are having another baby, because I know that you two have wanted another one. it is all about attitude and perspective on having a family and you have the right frame of mind and those kids will all be well loved and cared for because you are their mommy. Congrats Amber, I hope you have an easier pregnancy and a healthy baby too. Love you guys.

  2. careen jones Says:

    YIPPEE – best kind of news! Love you