There is no doubt our lives will be forever changed in the next few weeks.
Our little girl will be here!
Will I even remember what life was like without her?
We will be a house of 5.
For so many years (almost 16) it's been about me and Dan.
We could come and go as we please.
And for the past 8 years (the amount of years all 5 of us have lived together) it has been all about me, Dan, Sissy and Baby Dan.
I've gotten used to having a fairly quiet house.
We love the quiet, peaceful, boring life we lead.
To be honest, I'm a bit afraid of what's to come.
That's normal, right?
And if I'm being completely honest my heart does ache a little bit every time I think about how Baby Dan and Sissy will take a backseat to little Olive. I don't want that to happen and Dan doesn't think that will happen, but it's just the reality that Olive will be our #1 priority. That doesn't mean we will love our kids any less, that's simply impossible, but will they get their one-on-one time that they've grown accustomed to? Probably not. Probably not at first anyways. It's going to take some time to adjust our lives with two 4-legged kids to 3 kids.
And I know that our little girl will bring so much love, laughter and joy to our lives.
It will be anything but quiet, peaceful, and boring from now on.
And I love that!
It will be loud, busy and different every day.
It will continue to be filled with lots of laughter and love.
And that's what's important after all.
It will be our new normal.