Our HUGE Announcement!

Well, the time has come to tell you all that in April, 2016, we will be welcoming the newest member of our family! Baby Baker #2 is due on April 1, April Fool’s Day! I really hope he/she isn’t actually born that day, but we’ll see what happens!

  
So as of right now, I’m 10 weeks along, and baby is the size of a prune! My morning sickness and fatigue has been far worse this time around, and everyone seems to think that that means I’m having a girl this time around! Honestly, I would be happy with either. A girl would be fun and adorable, but a boy would mean that Owen would have a brother/best friend to grow up with! Plus, I already have all boy stuff haha! But as long as this baby stays healthy, I have no preference on gender.

We got to have our first ultrasound last week, and the little one’s head and arms are very visible at this point! Plus, I was able to see the heartbeat! It was incredible!

This has been a shocking/happy/stressful time for us. We are very concerned about our finances and the cost of having a second child, but we are trusting that God will provide. I may be taking on a part-time job either while pregnant or after the baby comes, but the thought of losing time with my babies just kills me. Plus, daycare is so expensive! And I don’t even know how to go about finding someone that I can trust! Ugh, just so much stuff to think about.

For the next several months, look out for my bump photos!! Cuz I’ll def be posting lots 😉

Update on my Dreads

It occurs to me that I didn’t really explain why I felt so compelled to put my hair into dreadlocks. The thing is, there were lots of reasons, but the biggest one was that I have been feeling so lost lately. 

I feel like I’m wondering through life, marriage, motherhood without a map. And, although that’s just life, it’s never bothered me much before. Even though I couldn’t guarantee my future, I’ve always had at least a rough plan of what I wanted to happen in my life. And I just have no plan anymore. My life makes zero sense these days, and I feel like I’m losing my mind most days.

So I guess I just needed to have some way to take control. I needed to be in charge of something in my life, even if it just my physical appearance. So I got my nose pierced and put my hair into dreadlocks. Both of those things, by the way, I’ve wanted for a long time and just never had the courage until now.

So, now I’m 27 dreads in, with a few sections left to put into dreads! Thing is, my head is beyond itchy!! If I didn’t have a pre-existing itchy scalp, maybe it wouldn’t be such an issue, but i was already using t-gel every time I washed my hair to help my scalp. Now, it’s just gotten so bad! I’ve decided that I can’t take it anymore. I’m going to comb my dreads out. Maybe I’ll leave one or two underneath because I love them so much, but we’ll see. I hate doing this because I was so insistent on doing it, but it must be done. I can’t stay up all night itching again!

At least I still have my nose ring.