Well, if you shoot on over to Naturally Carolicious, you'll see that yet another one of our friends is expecting! Hooray! Carole & Jarrod already have one adorable son, so we know their offspring add to the world cute quotient. These are the types of people who should continue to procreate!
I have read a bit recently on the apparent baby boom that has hit the U.S. in the past few years. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the number of children under 5 should grow by 10% over the next decade. Is it any surprise? Most people of our generation came from stable, loving family units and we hope to re-create that, while those who didn't come from happy families want to create it for the first time in their lives. Plus, all those potential grandparents want those babies around again. And my, the stuff available for children and expecting parents... I never knew there was so much stuff. Not just tangible stuff, either, but a myriad of internet resources to assuage any panicky, expenctant mother's heart when she fears for her baby, her changing body, and her changing life.
Our family is growing, but not just in that we are going to have a baby. I honestly feel like I have a new brother now that Leland has moved to town-- it's so much different to have him close by and be able to see him everyday. I am really looking forward to spending more time with him and watching his new business grow. I am so proud of the work he is doing, and I just know that he is going to be a success!
In other news, I am 11 1/2 weeks pregnant and FINALLY starting to feel better. It is easier to get up in the morning, and though I am still very tired, I am less queasy than I have been for a few weeks (oh, God, please do not let me incur the wrath of those who speak too soon!). I fit into even fewer of my clothing items each day, and the discarded outfits are piling onto the floor and filling boxes in the garage. I have resorted to wearing dresses. Sweet, sweet dresses.