Each season in life seems to ebb and flow with the tide of change. Whether it’s outside changes, like moments when the world mourns and any normal day becomes anything but, where new normals of gratitude and awareness are established. And sometimes it’s changes from within… within the family walls or even internal views and perspectives. Lately, I’ve been riding the flow of quiet, as you may have noticed. While home, I’ve felt the call to hibernate, to stay calm in the cozy comfort of my family and even while away for work this past week in Miami, my body has been making the case for rest, family time and as much relaxation as possible between work life and a family of five in a Miami beach hotel room.
I thought it was about time I share the main reason for this season of change in my life, a season of quiet. My body has definitely been preoccupied, along with every other part of me, since it’s growing new life! We’re excited to say that we’re expecting another wee one next summer!
So while my body has been adjusting (and very quickly I might add) to accommodate a new growing baby, it’s also been trying very hard to keep any kind of food down and helping me to slow down. I have to be very honest here, I wasn’t sure when I’d be ready to share or say anything with the world… we’ve had many ups and downs before and sometimes I feel the need to hide away and wait. Maybe that was part of the need for hibernation? Or maybe it was a bout of trying to keep my stomach settled and food down. But really, why hide it? Why wait when life happens whether we’re in waiting or not. We know that we don’t live in a world of perfection, and with even more recent events, we’re in a world very much in need of love and healing. I’m sharing today not because I necessarily felt ready, but because every bit of life should have the chance to be celebrated. From the moment of conception, there was life (whether I knew it or not), precious sweet life.
I wrote last night on Instagram as I was on my way back home from Miami to my family (as they were only there with me for a few days) that I was SO grateful for the opportunity to catch a late night flight home to the arms of my loved ones. Even something so simple as those plans coming to pass filled my heart with gratitude because not everyone has that hope, or relief. For each moment, I’m grateful. For each smile from a stranger, I’m grateful. For each helping hand and act of kindness, I’m grateful. For you and all of your love and encouragement through the years, I’m grateful. And for each (of the many!) hugs and kisses from my littles, I’m so immensely grateful.
Today marks a new normal. While I was in my own celebratory mode over new and growing life, I don’t want to let another moment pass without finding joy in this little one’s life, and sharing that joy with you.
Oh Tabitha!! Congratulations <3 So happy for your family… Thank you for sharing such wonderful news with us! And your beautiful photos, as always! 🙂
Congrats Tabitha from all of us at SheSpeaks !
Helen Thompson says
I just shared the news of our third pregnancy on my blog too. I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments on not waiting – for all the same reasons that you have. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for your beautiful blog and your beautiful pics.
Les Petits Gazette
So excited for you! Congrats again, my friend!
Congratulations to you and the family. So exciting! Wishing you all the best!!!
Congratulations!! Yay for spring babies 😉
Run DMT says
What exciting news! Congratulations! Wishing you a healthy, happy, easy pregnancy! xox
Michelle, Baby Bump Bundle says
How exciting – congrats to you and your sweet little fam, from Baby Bump Bundle 🙂
Hope youll be doing your maternity shots as you did with your other munchkins
Karren Haller says
Congratulations Tabitha, what a wonderful announcement!!
Love all your photos!!
Have a great time with your family!