Life with Four

Avalie is 4 weeks old! Time is flying by in a way, and in another it's slowed! I think the lack of sleep is definitely more pronounced the older I get. :) I wouldn't say this one sleeps less than the others, I just don't get to sleep in like I did with the younger ones. With a 5 1/2 , 4, and almost 2 year old running around, sleeping in isn't possible anymore!

We start homeschooling in September and I am more than a little nervous about it. I am not a scheduled person and it seems like school will be a daunting task. I've done quite a bit of research and it seems like Rod and Staff will be the curriculum we go with. I am about to order it and start planning out the daily lessons. I am planning on starting the 4 year old at the same time doing preschool work.

My exercise schedule has been cut down significantly with the arrival of the new one. In reality this is probably a good thing and has allowed my body to heal when I would have pushed it harder than I should have. I was going twice per day but now go just once and try to do a second session at home. I really liked going frequently. It will be a good time to slow down as we are starting school, throwing showers, birthday parties, trying to sell our house and having a wedding, not to mention holidays in the next four months. It's busy!

Avalie Annabelle is here!

Avalie (pronounced A-vah-lee) decided to make an early appearance- two weeks early in fact! She is my first truly early baby. Isabella was one day but I think of that as on time. :)

She is beautiful and perfect! She weighed 7 1/2 lbs and was born on the 1st of July. She is such a blessing to us. I was so wrapped up in the pregnancy worries that I think I forgot how wonderful newborns are!

She is nursing like a champ- she sleeps well at night, only waking to eat and then falls asleep again. I love having babies! I can't believe how much I love her already.

We are slowly getting back into a routine again. The rest of the year will be much different now that she is here and we are starting homeschooling in the fall. We also have a family wedding and some other big events happening before the holidays. Life is never dull around here! :)