It’s been nearly 11 months since my last post! Oh my! Where have I been??? Well…you may have noticed that I changed my blog title a bit. We are now FIVE messy babies! Yep, you heard me. F.I.V.E. And as you’ve probably already guessed, number five is also a girl, Miss Lydia Jane, born at a healthy 7 pounds 5 ounces. My oldest is in preschool, the triplets are in their terrible, terrible twos, and our sweet addition is 2 months old. That’s 5 girls under the age of 5 living in my house!
So are we crazy?! Yep! In the best of ways, I like to think! In all honesty, we didn’t even think #5 was possible. I have polycystic ovaries, so I typically don’t ovulate without help from medication. At one point, we weren’t sure we’d ever have biological children and were seriously considering adoption. It took us over 2 years to conceive our first miracle baby.
When she was just 6 months old, I started medication again, thinking it would take quite a while to conceive again. After a year and a half, I was still not ovulating, so my doc wanted to change medications to newer drugs that did NOT increase the chances of multiples. We found out we were pregnant after only ONE dose of the new meds. Much to everyone’s surprise, it was triplets! The nurses, techs, and doc were actually almost apologetic! They told us it was nearly impossible to get triplets without in vitro. The chances were less than one percent. We told them that God had other plans! I think we skewed their data!
Even after that happened, the doctors told us that we would probably never be able to conceive without medication. Yes, my ovaries are really that crazy. So imagine our surprise when I discovered that I was pregnant the day after the triplets turned 18 months old! God really does have a sense of humor. We prayed and prayed that He would give us a child, and now look at us!!! Be careful what you pray for, because you just may get it in LARGE amounts!
So, here we are again, going through more diapers and dealing with new schedules, sleep deprivation, and spit up on everything we own. And I must admit that it’s absolutely heavenly! A pain at times, always messy, but wonderful. As we adjust to life changes yet again, soap making has been put on the back burner for now. While I was pregnant, I was busy making other (less dangerous) things, like crochet baby hats and headbands and flowers! I’ll write again soon to show some of the fun things that I’ve been making. It’s so fun having lots of girls to play dress-up with! Lydia is an incredible addition to our family, and our other girls love her to pieces. There hasn’t been an ounce of jealousy. Only kisses, kisses and more kisses. I have to be very careful not to leave her in a room alone with them because I’m sure they’d squeeze her silly! And oh, the stories I have to tell now…