I woke up this morning with a story my mom used to tell running through my head. I don't know how accurate it was... She could have been exaggerating.... but she used to tell me about how her brothers would eat all the food in the house and leave the fridge bare.
And it hit me...
Baba & I joke alot about what its gonna be like down the road... esp if we're blessed with more kids. It comes up almost every time we go to Sams... Yesterday was no different... I think part of that is because we already have to get eggs there about every 2 weeks. No complaints, we just find it funny that 3 of us go through that many. So the most common "joke" is that down the road we'll move up from the big carton to the box and eventually we'll have to have our own chickens. Not that I'd really mind that, because I prefer them fresh anyway lol... Really is something we'd like to do when we're able. But that's beside the point... No, every time it comes up we're talking about way down the road... both with a larger family and, well, us all older.
But this morning it hit me that in just under a year we'll be cooking for a family of 4 instead of a family of 3. And the second child is gonna be a boy.
Now granted I am keeping in mind that Zavier is not going to eat all that much at first... I remember starting Kalila on solids, it did about nothing to the amounts of food we bought. I think the only difference was we bought a few veggies that we normally wouldn't (and I am so looking forward to Zavier reaching that point for that reason lol), but still... It was nothing.
But Kalila is only 2 years old now... and I'm amazed by the amounts of food she puts away. Like the story I told yesterday about Denny's... That's a normal thing. She will (and does regularly) eat 3 peanut butter sandwiches in a sitting... We can't keep tomatoes in the house because they disappear in days... I've already mentioned eggs. The girl can eat. Part of me wonders if maybe that will slow down a little as she gets older... but then I remember me as a kid and all the comments my family made about me having a hollow leg & a bottomless pit. I was in high school (at least) before that stopped.
And I know that it wont be long before Zavier's her age... It just goes by too fast. I wonder how he's gonna be. He's a boy. Could it be worse? Maybe not... But its a little bit daunting to think about, at least this morning.
Is kinda funny I guess because lately I've been so wrapped up in pregnancy stuff and childbirth stuff... I think the latest I've really thought about is when he first starts solids, when & what that will be. We've only really thought about it because we decided it a long time ago (almost right after starting Kalila lol) because we wanted to do things slightly diff the next time. But yeah... I just hadn't really thought of what its gonna be like beyond that...
I'm not worried or anything... Just a little dazed at the thought of a 4th person and not just a new baby.
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