...is - I'm pregnant! Almost 9 weeks now!
We're very happy, because we've been hoping for one more addition to our family. We're a little scared, because even though Jake has been going out on as many as 5 interviews a week and has some firm leads, he still has not received a job offer (that matches our needs - for example, he HAS been offered work, but it would have him traveling 9 days out of 12 and currently offers no benefits. That's more travel than we can currently manage as a family.). But because he IS going on so many interviews, I'm confident that it won't be long before he's back to work!
So Jake is working on the new bedroom (a space under our porch that is getting converted and properly set up as an indoor space) while he has time. I'm sitting tight, because I still have many of the baby items that we'll need for the next one, and although I got rid of my maternity clothes last time, I'm waiting to buy until I actually need them. I know I'll take a size XL, but I don't know what blend of cold weather/warm weather clothes I'll need just yet. Though, with a June baby I should err more toward warm weather, I suppose.
Meanwhile, pregnancy fatigue and preg-nesia are smacking me around a bit. Mom Naps are becoming a daily institution, where I used to revel in being awake and doing things while Tristan napped. The big kids are a wonderful help, and surprise me often with their thoughtful gestures.
I've been riding my bike less, and using the throttle power more when I do ride. I'm trying to keep riding though - do I get credit there? ;)