I haven’t written anything in a very long time, but with our family facing some transitions over the coming months, I thought this was the best way to give those who are interested an update.
As many of you probably know we are expecting another little boy this September! We can’t wait to meet this little baby! Hunter and Harrison are excited to become big brothers as well! This pregnancy has been very different for me than the last. In some ways it’s been easier, and some ways it’s been more challenging. However, baby and I are both healthy, and everything has been progressing just as it should!
This year has proven to be a challenging one, Military career wise for Joel. He has been away a lot, and will continue to be away for the remainder of the year. This may get you wondering “what about the new baby?” Well… Joel is set to be deployed for six months starting July 15th, 2019, and finishing deployment (hopefully) in mid January, 2020. Before anyone starts worrying about how our family is going to survive this, we are so thankful and blessed that my parents are in the position they are, and are WILLING, to move their lives to Manitoba for six months to be here for me and the twins, and the new baby! I don’t know what we would do without them! They like to joke that they are going on their own deployment! When really, it’s kind of true! They will be working hard when they get here, looking after a 32 week hormonal pregnant woman, and two toddlers to chase around!
My due date is September 6th, and Joel will arrive home on that day, for a twenty day leave. We hope the baby doesn’t come early, and doesn’t come too late, so he has some time to bond with our new little boy! Although, there will be two other little boys who will be very excited to have their Daddy home for a little bit! After the twenty days he will return to his deployment until the end. This will be the longest we have been apart since Joel did his initial Military training back in 2014/2015, only this time we have other little hearts to think about, plus some big family dynamic changes to face as well. We would definitely appreciate your prayers as you think of us. Pray for safety for Joel, pray that everything with this pregnancy and delivery continues to go according to plan, pray for strength for our family as we adjust to all these changes, pray for my parents sanity as they leave their home/friends/family to join our chaos!
No one ever said the Military life was easy, and this is just once example of what families, like ours, are faced with every day. We have been so fortunate to have Joel home as much as we have, and now it’s his time to go. But, we’ve got this!