I never imagined in a MILLION years that I would have three children at the age of twenty-nine. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would have my children all two years apart, and also... be running out of space at breakneck speed.
Baby number three will be here by August 25th (so help me apparition in the sky), and baby number three wasn't exactly "planned." Of course, she has turned out to be a "pleasant surprise," but when we found out at the end of January that I was already 10 weeks pregnant a wrench surely was thrown in our wheel of life.
I'm starting to feel like the old woman that lived in a shoe. Well, except that I'm not old. That and I probably don't have as many children as she does. Oh, and I certainly don't live in an actual shoe. Anyways, my point is that my house and my car are entirely too small for a family of five. And that is where I don't know what to do.
Sure, we could move... we could definitely sell our house and settle for a bigger house that we don't love. But I've moved pregnant, and it ain't pretty. Get a new car? Sure, I guess we could do that... we could settle for some larger vehicle that we hate because we can't afford something better, but that would mean we would have to wait longer for that bigger house... the one we actually love, instead of settle for. In this case, I can't have my cake and eat it, too. Because as we all know money doesn't grow on trees.
As we played furniture tetris on the weekend, downsizing the boy's rooms from two bedrooms to one it became quite apparent that we had too much furniture and not enough space. As I'm looking on the internet for the narrowest infant car seat that is still deemed safe by the NHTSA, it's painfully obvious that I either need to stop feeding my children or we have to strap one to the roof rails. You would think from the sound of things that I drove a clown car, but I definitely don't! Car seats just take up a lot of space! In every which way imaginable, we are attempting to downsize our lives to make room for this tiny little creature that requires lots of stuff to keep her happy (or rather... Mommy and Daddy sane), as well as safe (emphasis on safe).Continued on the next page