With every kick, is another sweet reminder of the blessing I am carrying. It makes me smile to rub my belly, then I start to panic a little. I think about how can I possibly do it all? My nerves are curbing my excitement, I cannot lie. How can I divide myself amongst everyone’s needs with a thriving lifestyle blog/ mini photography career, lamp creator and everything else I do?
People ask me now, with my big basketball belly, “How do you do it all?” I have ambition that screams through my veins. I have always been that way. I love my new-found obsession, my blog. I have been a photographer for a decade. I enjoy selling amazing skin care, Rodan + Fields, and I love designing lamps.
It’s hard to fit it all in for sure. I work in the nooks and crannies of my days always putting my kids first. And shockingly I do it all without a nanny. I think I may need some part-time help though soon. The kids as expected are thriving with so many activities and have a little modeling career going. I do have the personality to do it all, but when the baby comes, I will need to prepare for some help.
Of course there is also a plethora of water sports the kids are obsessed with. They are active kids and we spend most of our time outdoors so this comes as no surprise. It’s not just the older two, our three-year old Roman is joining in too. He wants to be like Cody Maverick from “Surfs Up.” Naturally he wants to do whatever his brother and sister are doing. At three, he too is obsessed with surfing like the others.
I have quickly moved through this pregnancy feeling quite great. I think when you already have three you have no choice but to keep on trucking through your day-to-day. There really is no time to stop and take a break. Oh, and how can I forget to mention, we are also simultaneously in the midst of all the chaos building a house. Of course all of this is welcomed chaos. These are all good things that are happening for my precious family. I just need to maybe stop and super charge my cape to prepare for our upcoming bundle of love.
I am moving through my third trimester at such a fast rate that I know I will be holding this precious baby soon enough. Nothing has stopped up before, so I need to put my nerves at bay and embrace this monumental blessing of bringing a baby into our world. After all, our little girl Dylan will need three brothers to protect her, she is quite the little stunner.
This time around though, its a little bit different. I am not the only one super excited to meet the baby. The kids are equally stoked and kiss my belly reminding me of the love they already foster for the little guy. It’s everything I have ever wanted. I think I will keep the cape on and simply enjoy the ride! Super mom style of course! HA!
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12 thoughts on “Party of 6! Oh My…”
You and Bobby are great parents and work well together as a team so I have no doubt that when baby #4 arrives you all will figure out how to juggle it all. Remember, you have tons of friends, including me, who are happy to help out…just ask!
you are so so sweet erica….. xoxox thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love reading up on you and your beautiful family! wishing you all the best on all your business and life adventures! Congrats on baby #4. You can do it all …but I vote nanny.. just to get you over the hump ? kept me sane! That and wine. Best wishes!
thanks you are so right…. i need to give in a little for some reprieve
If anyone can, it’s you! Your drive, your ambition, your love for family….you got this girl!!
i need the support… sometimes my cape needs charging…. hugs xoxoxo
I’m obsessed with your ‘cape’ and stabled ballon/shoes pic- O-O!!! Those who can do it all, well simply, I believe that they should! More power; I too, can’t wait to see the new, precious lil’ nugget !!! Welcome party of 6;-))
your words alway hit my soul miss tosh! love your support ALWAYS
Yep, you do have a lot going on! I’m so happy for your new addition. Congratulations! I find that my kids actually figure out ways to get their one on one time and are not shy about letting me know if they need more. I’m sure you will be able to juggle one more. And yes, you should absolutely delegate some things to a nanny, cleaning lady or both. Eric had to convince me that it’s ok to have help and once I embraced it we were all better for it. Best wishes for a quick and easy delivery! Looking forward to seeing pics of the new little guy!
you are so sweet…. than you for the love xoxoxoxox
You got this girl!! Party of 6 is a party for sure……:) And a blessing that a lucky few can be honored to have!
Will be sending you the ultimate of super Mommy powers tomorrow! Can’t wait to meet the precious little bundle!
Thank you so much Melanie… and for always checking in with me… xoxox