Plus One

Aunt Britty and Uncle Map are at the hospital this morning where baby Whit will slowly, but surely make his way into this world. Little Miss Allie Boone (her Mama too) doesn’t know what she is in for.
Our girls are 2 years and 8 months apart. We had a miscarriage in between, or Britton would have had a sibling exactly 25 months younger. A two year age difference, just like I had planned — of course, we all know life never goes exactly as we plan it because we aren’t really The One in charge. Kenley and Raynes have a bit of an age gap with  5.5 years in between them {with a miscarriage in between these pregnancies as well, and much more ‘effort’ to get pregnant again}– so I cannot offer much advice to my younger sister who will have children just shy of 18 months apart.
That’s two babies really.
Allie Boone can’t wipe herself, bathe herself, swim, heck- she can barely talk but… she can definitely feed herself.  I’m sure Britton, as a toddler, wasn’t much farther ahead when her little sister was born, back in the day, but I sure can’t imagine {or even remember} how hard that would be to have children so close together in age. Shhh, don’t tell Sara.  Like every other Mom out there, she will figure it out as she goes and do great.
It doesn’t hurt that her “village” is on standby, ready and willing.

Our last ‘family dinner’ before Whit comes onto the scene– Raynes is enjoying his last moments of his brief role as “the baby”.  It’s too bad that Mike got “neutered”, or I would surely want one more baby. That’s how crazy I am. Now that we have three, what’s one more? Okay, okay– I know that babies cost money. Such a shame, but anway…

For this first time, I am not envious of other pregnant Mamas. I can officially say been there, done that and don’t miss it. Mind you, I would love another baby, but I sure don’t want to be pregnant again, not that my body could handle it.

39 weeks

Sara Britton found out she was pregnant the day Raynes was born, October 17th, 2011. This Sunday he turned 8 months old, and today (or thereabouts) she will have her baby boy.

Seems like just yesterday this sweet gal was BORN. Can’t wait to see what her tiny brother looks like….

And for the record, my guess is 8 lbs 7 oz. with dark hair. Hola!