This is def our last! I thought DD2 was my last...like ready to have my tubes tied! My first two daughters are not my husbands biologically, but the only father they've ever had... you can read some of our story here: http://www.wellspringmidwifery.com/birth-stories/ it's the first story. My heart gets a little twitterpated (I just watched Bambi) when I think about twins, even though I know it's not likely! We are growing out of our house as it is (we rent), so my head spins thinking of moving-which we will do in a year anyway, and space, and yard, etc. Just trusting all good things in all good time is my mantra right now. My goal is to stay super zen, and do les stressing this year! We are in a much better spot financially going into this pregnancy, so that's a huge relief!
We started homeschooling this year with one in 5th, and the other in K. It's been challenging and rewarding, and I'm a little anxious about how things will go at the beginning of a new 'school' year with all 3, and the birth of our littlest. DD2 is very spirited, and can have major MAJOR meltdowns which in turn effect the course of the day for the rest of us, so navigating her needs is tricky, and will probably make me a little bit cuckoo to say the least! But considering our school options, being homeschooled is the best. We just hodge-podged our curriculum together this year, which has made things a bit chaotic, so next year I def plan on going with a full curriculum I can easily maneuver, and the girls can follow as well to be able to work independently if need be. We've gone a more unschooling route this year trying to navigate the learning curve of homeschooling, which has worked well for us. I wanted to love a schedule and a curriculum, but it just didn't happen...yet! We school through a charter, so they offer on-site classes, which I will take advantage of for each child- 2 classes one day a week. Selfishly, it will give me a break. But I'm finding that in order to be the mama they deserve, I need a break sometimes :) It will also give them a chance to learn from other kids and adults.
We're getting back to the routine of schooling and dancing this week. I'm looking forward to it, even though the totally free and laid back break time was wonderful! I'm hoping to make nap/quiet time a part of the rhythm each day, and have discussed it with the girls. My little guy naps everyday, but we've been using that as school time. Not any more girls! Mama needs a nap! I think they'll be cool making art, or playing tea party, or occasionally watching a movie. We'll see. Wish me luck!