after Sofia was born i felt like we were definitely done. she was the perfect baby; hardly cried or fussed, easy going, sweet..... perfect. nine months after her birth i found out that i was pregnant with Oliver. my whole world was about to change. i knew i could handle my four, i was happy, still somewhat patient and under control, but what was FIVE going to do to me? UGH!! i was in a panic.
it has definitely been more challenging having five. my patience has been tested a lot more. Oliver was not the perfect baby. he cried ALL THE TIME, i was sleep deprived and could feel myself slowly losing my mind. i can now tell you after two and a half years of having five children i have survived. i am even beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and i am grateful that i had my number 5. he is such a sweet little guy! now that we are finished having babies, which now makes me a little sad, i am beginning to see lots of changes in our house. Nico is almost 10 and in need of some privacy. he just got moved to his own bedroom where he can get some peace and quiet. i took the crib down for the final time. (it survived 10 years of abuse!) Ollie is now in a big boy bed!!! i have successfully potty trained all five children. NO MORE DIAPERS!! i can not even tell you what a relief that is!! i thought the day would never come.our most recent family picture
while all of these changes are happening, i am coming to realize how blessed i am. my family is complete and it feels good. next year 4 out of 5 of my children will be in school. i am playing tennis again. i am starting to make plans to get my degree in sign language interpreting. it feels good to be me right now!