Finally Ready


We are officially moved in to our new home (well new to us). It’s a super cute character home. It has lots of yard space and all the peace and quiet we could ask for! Although it has felt so hectic trying to move and get settled in to a new home at 38 weeks pregnant with a 15 month old, it has shown me just how precisely perfect God’s timing always is.

Baby Girl

I forgot that when you move you end up doing a sort of spring cleaning. You get rid of stuff you don’t need, you see what needs to be organized or find a new place for it. It’s basically a pregnant ladies “nesting” dream. So with exactly one week until D-day we are finally unpacked and starting to feel settled in. It’s taken Oaks awhile to adjust to her new room. I didn’t really think that would be a thing?! We had her room set up with the same pictures hanging and everything, all the very first night. So I kind of just assumed she would be fairly easy. But alas parenting is just one curveball after another and not only has she been bawling big tears of fear every time we put her down, but she has also been trying to make the transition from two naps to one. A transition that has us all on the struggle bus. Our days have mostly been consisting of crying, screaming, tantrums and the worst of them all… The Wiggles! Yeah I let her watch it and immediately came to regret it. They say it’s supposed to be educational?!!! However, I think a case could be made that it actually makes you dumber? I know I feel dumber watching it, or at least like I need a stiff drink.


But I was in survival mode. A mode that’s become all too familiar the past few months. I was starting to think to myself for awhile there, “Oh my lanta, can I really handle two of these things?!” But of course I can. It will look different and there will be an adjustment period. But I am so blessed to be a mother and I have to choose to take each day as it comes, to be the best mother I can be, and to ask God for patience and grace in each stage of the process.

Honest Motherhood

Just in the past few days Oakland has started adjusting to her new home and new schedule and life is starting to feel a bit smoother. Just in time for a new baby 😉 lol. But it’s been so fun watching Oaks run around kicking her ball, look out the window in awe of the deer and bunnies outside, and watching as I plant our little vegetable garden. It feels like we are really becoming our own little family and I am finally feeling so ready and excited for the new baby!

Zara baby

Also side note, does anyone out there know how to tame a tiny baby afro. She looks like a little crazy lady most days. Prime example: above photo.

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