This one is more for me than anyone else. Of course, the nature of my blog is more the musings of my mind than anything else, so I guess deep down all of my blog posts are really for me.
This afternoon I'm attending a baby shower, my Facebook news feed has been full of beautiful blossoming women who are entering the ending stages of their pregnancies, and at my La Leche League meetings pregnant and new moms are finally balancing out moms of older babies and toddlers. I'm overwhelmed with excitement for these women as they welcome their first, second, third and fourth babies.
I can clearly remember after Whit was born everyone I knew (and many people I didn't know) would ask me if and when I was having more children. Since Eilidh came along and I had "A family of four, a girl and a boy", the questions about more children have stopped from everyone except close friends who know I want more kids and my overzealous Child Development students.
Not too long ago I was desperate for another child. I can remember, clearly, the craving to cradle new life again, to have a fresh nursling to snuggle and wear. And I really wanted to buy an infant-sized Kinderpack.
I'm not sure what changed between then and now. Perhaps it is my focus on living in the moment instead of reminiscing about the future as I am typically prone to do. Perhaps it is the words of Sidewalk Prophets that have been running through my head almost like a silent prayer for months. " If there's a road I should walk, help me find it. If I need to be still, give me peace for the moment..."
Whatever it is, I'm happy with my little family of four, a girl and a boy right now.
Right now I have peace about my family.
Right now, we are perfect.