Popping In Once More

Hi, friends. Is there anyone still reading this blog, which now lives in a very quiet corner of the internet?

Well, if there is, here’s a quick update:

  • The baby I once coined Twinkle, our fourth child, is now nearly fifteen months old. She still doesn’t have much hair, just got her tenth tooth, isn’t walking yet, babbles all the time but doesn’t say many “real words” (trying not to worry), and she gets into ev.ery.thing. She is also one of the happiest babies I’ve ever known and I wish she could stay little a while longer.
  • We’re kinda-sorta trying to have another baby. I want one desperately. Just one more. My husband doesn’t and won’t agree to using Clomid, but has agreed to trying without. The likelihood of it happening without Clomid is slim, so I’m still hoping he’ll change his mind, but either way, we’re back on this road again and I have so many feelings about it. I know it sounds like an embarrassment of riches to be asking for a 5th child. I also know I’m probably just begging for more heartache and disappointment. I wish so many things could be different, but they’re not, and so this is what it is. We’ll see what the future holds, I guess.
  • I recently had my first piece published at Her View From Home: “You’re a Once in a Lifetime Friend.” If you’re interested, please read and/or share. I’d love your support!
  • I have started blogging as my real self on a new blog: Living on Coffee & Prayer. I’m not sure how often I’ll be writing, but you’ll find personal essays and poetry there when the mood strikes. Because Waiting to Expand is anonymous, any mention of it on the new blog will be politely deleted, but I would love for you to come over and say hello and follow along if you’d like!

If you’re still here, thank you. I miss my old blogging friends and send love to you all!

4 thoughts on “Popping In Once More

  1. Awwww, read your article–I am envious because we are always moving and it’s hard for me to make sister-friends, though I still have my forever friends in my hometown and from college. Best wishes on baby #5! Wow, I dunno how you do it because having 2 kids is kicking my a**. Maybe you are much younger than me (I’m 39) and/or maybe you just naturally have waaaaay more stamina and patience! XOXO

    • If I’m being honest, it’s suuuuuuuper hard for me to make friends. I’m an extreme introvert and it took a lot of work in the beginning to develop this friendship. I definitely couldn’t have done it if we were moving around a lot! And I’m barely younger than you (just turned 36), and am always tired. My stamina and patience are definitely not what they once were! But I’ve always wanted a gigantic family (I grew up as an only child) and so that doesn’t stop me, haha. Thank you for your continued support, friend! xoxo

  2. Hi,
    I just saw your post now. Thanks for popping in!

    I came from a pretty big family (more than 5!) and it was lots of fun growing up. I always wanted a biggish family but now that I just had my 2nd (unassisted, unplanned home birth- was fun), I need time to breathe and sleep first.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. I’m so glad you’re writing again, you have some serious talent.

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