This year has been a challenge for us. Andrew's job situation changed four times between January and November. This was a pretty unexpected set of changes and it threw us for a loop for awhile. We're so grateful that he is now (finally) in a job that he is really enjoying. It is a true blessing.
This spring, we learned that Baby #2 was on the way. Thus began months of all-day morning sickness and Winnie the Pooh marathons. In June we found out that it would be a princess joining our family. So excited!
We traveled to New England for my little brother's wedding in mid-July. This was Lincoln's first plane trip. The flight to Boston went unimaginably well. The flight home was imaginably awful. The time in between was spent doing wedding festivities (Lincoln and I were both in the bridal party), hanging out with old friends, visiting the beach, and spending a day in Boston. Lincoln alternated between the stroller and the Ergo carrier during this adventure.
|Paul Revere's house in Boston.|
The fall passed very slowly for me as I was growing more and more enormously pregnant. We spent a lot of time having playdates and inventing new ways to entertain ourselves without mommy having to exert much effort.
Lincoln dressed as Link from the Legend of Zelda for Halloween.
I taught two semesters of drama classes (totaling 7 plays) this year. I am hoping to have another session of classes in the spring, but have not figured out any logistics yet. Coordinating this drama program with one baby was crazy...it might be insanity now.
In November, our sweet Adelaide Rose arrived! Her arrival was insanely fast and my recovery has been a lot harder than I anticipated, due to my delivery complications. She is the sweetest baby - she hardly ever cries and has just started smiling at us recently. Lincoln calls her "baby" and gives her about twenty kisses daily. Melts my heart. She's been with us for six weeks now and things are starting to normalize a little bit. Well - whatever normal means. :)
And, we survived the holiday season with two kids under age two!
I'm not going to lie when I say I am glad we have reached the end of 2012. There were a few weeks/months that I thought it might go on forever. I am excited for a new year with new possibilities....and new memories to make with my precious little family. Can't wait to see what lies ahead for all of us!