Today Nora is 2 months old! It’s amazing how fast the time is going by. I keep meaning to post Nora’s birth story, but to be honest, I’ve had a really hard time writing it. Partly, because it’s so intertwined with my own health story, and partly because it’s been a really difficult season in our lives as a family, and I just haven’t had the same motivation to blog. However, despite it all, Nora’s birth should absolutely be celebrated, and this blog is not only a way for me to connect with all of you – but also a way for me to document and archive important moments in our life as a family. So, I’ve finally written the whole story down! I’ll warn you right up front – this is a long story, and it’s as much about my heart health as it is about Nora’s birth – I just couldn’t find a way to separate the two stories. So, as a result, I’ve written it in two parts, for better or for worse.
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Well, it’s been a long time in the making, but I finally have another bedroom reveal on the blog! As I’ve already mentioned in previous blog posts, we decided to shuffle our kids to different rooms this summer to make space for baby #4. Our two big kids moved down to the basement, and Molly moved out of the nursery and into her own toddler room.
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This was most definitely the summer of home renovations for our family. When our plans changed suddenly and we found out we couldn’t go on any of our scheduled trips, we decided to redirect our energy to doing some of the projects we have been talking about completing since we bought this house three years ago.
While almost every room in the house needed a touch-up here or there, one of the most fun rooms to tackle was Isla’s “Big Girl” bedroom. We had been planning for several months to move Isla down to the basement this summer so that we could make space for Baby #4 upstairs. I think both she and I were a tad nervous about moving her so far away, but with our basement being completely finished, it just didn’t make sense to cram four kids into two bedrooms upstairs when we had two spacious rooms sitting empty in the basement.
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