#3 Why this really is the last hospital bag I’ll be packing.
#2 Small Steps.
More recently, I’ve found myself having conversations with people where I’ve been asked the question - Are you done? I presumed that this meant - Would I be having any more children? - to which I swiftly replied that I was most definitely ‘done’ and that this would most definitely be our last child.
The responses that I received ranged from a knowing smile to outright disbelief. For some reason, when people find out that you’re having a fourth child they don’t believe that you ever want to stop! So I found myself thinking long and hard about how I’d reached this point - where I was sure that this really was the last time.
Here I am at 32 weeks along with our fourth baby and this pregnancy has been a somewhat different experience for many reasons. In the past few days, I’ve packed my hospital bag (after being caught short the last two times) and started putting a few baby things together in response to the bizarre ‘nesting’ phenomenon that seems to happen about now.
#1 When family means business!
Until my children arrived, I had no idea just how much extra 'stuff' would be needed, nor how much extra 'stuff' would be generated. I've also overheard comments like these more frequently...
"Kids have way too much plastic these days".
"The world is overpopulated as it is, why would anyone want more kids?".
But before we jump on the 'lets blame the next generation for everything' bandwagon, lets take a moment to remember that we were also kids once and we had a little carbon footprint all of our own.
This is my first ever blog post. Gulp.
I wanted to write about my attempts to run a family and a business at the same time, but I also wanted to explain the reasons behind the creation of Elephant Moon. They are all linked in one way or another, so it made sense to amalgamate them.
If I'm being honest, this blog has taken forever to complete because I've been too 'chicken' to take the plunge and post it. I don't have a huge amount of experience when it comes to social media or writing blogs as it happens. Having to press the little 'publish' button that meant real people could actually see what I'd written, was a little more terrifying than I'd anticipated.