And now, next January, our numbers will grow again.
Recently when we told someone we were "expecting", their reply was, "Expecting what?"
Change. We are expecting Change.
We understand that very, very few people choose to have nearly 11 years between their 2nd and 3rd children. I understand we are going back to sleepless nights and diaper blowouts and many, many other challenges we had left behind us years ago... But for a million and one reasons, this is right for our family. And we are honestly thrilled for the changes and challenges that are on their way. (Maybe terrified too, since we sometimes vividly remember just what we are getting into... but thrilled too!)
We won't find out for another week for certain if the little one coming to join our family is a boy or a girl. Until then, I leave you with a picture of a foot: