The latest is this little person...
who happens to be a B.O.Y!
We just found out officially yesterday, although we've had our suspicions for a few weeks after the technician at the 14 week sonogram said she spotted a curious little something...a something that Rich and I had never seen on a sonogram before. So, Rich will no longer be the lone male of the Moss house, and to be honest that scares me a little bit. I'm from a family of girls, and for the past 5 years, girls have been my life--they sit still and let me read to them, they help me bake, they like to decorate and talk about decorating, and even though they are not angels by any stretch, they think a time out is a really terrible thing. Who knows what this boy's personality will be like, but for next four months until this little guy is born, I will be praying hard for energy and patience and a really good sense of humor.
Knowing that our family life is going to go through another big change has made me especially grateful for the decisions we've made in the last 6 months. Rich's job change prompted a few other big changes including me keeping the girls home this year. For the past two years they were at a great little Montessori school, but for various reasons we are homeschooling this year. I suppose that's not really a huge deal, my girls are still pretty young, but for me it seems big! I'm grateful for the time we have together this year, just us girls.
If someone were to tell me a year and half ago that in a year Rich would be leaving his law firm, I would be designing and homeschooling full time, and we would be having another baby I think I would have laughed! and then maybe cried :) But it's funny how your heart changes when the time is right. For the first time ever I think, I feel like we're doing exactly what we're supposed to be doing, and even with a lot of big changes, it is the most peaceful and happiest time.
(These pics are form our lovely Sunday. We had the best weather in DC this weekend! Thankfully we were able to sneak out and spend some time on the mall)
More curious updates coming soon...