This year we did a few different halloween activities. The first one being the Spooktacular at the Zoo.
Next we had the pumpkin patch! We went with my cousins and their kids. The kids had a blast. Can you believe it, their favorite part of the pumpkin patch was a kiddie pool filled with corn. HA!
I can't believe that Knox rode on a the zipline!
Dane and Knox both had their halloween parties on the same day. Derek and I went to Knox's because Dane's has parents sign up and go to certain parties. :( Knox has been to both of Dane's holiday parties both years he went to her school so he is a seasoned vet.
On Halloween, we took the kids to Westloop ( a shopping center) to trick-or-treat and then to Chilis for supper, and on home to Riley to trick-or-treat. It was COLD. I opted to stay home and pass out candy. It was a good choice for me :) haha
So we also had a very special announcement on Halloween to share!
That's right we are expecting Corral baby number 3! I am still in shock and feel like I'm lying whenever I say it out loud. It seems surreal. It was not planned at all. Derek and I always talked about having one more, and we both knew it was something we wanted but we also were very happy and comfortable with our family and where we were in our lives. But you know what they say, you plan and God laughs. I am feeling very anxious, stressing about the fact that I am going to be pregnant and deal with this big old new house, and these 2 crazy boys and all of my responsibilities as well as starting a new job (more on that later), and the fact that we have ABSOLUTELY no baby stuff anymore. But really it could not have been at a better point in our lives. We just got a new 5 bedroom house, we have 2 great kids who would be able to help out and are self sufficient for the most part, and like I said I am starting a new job that is going to allow me to bring my kids with me. I couldn't ask for more. It is just one thing when you have your first and you don't know what to expect, by the 3rd you know exactly what to expect and it scares the hell out of you! HA!
I am feeling pretty crappy as well. Lots of bloating, acne, headaches really bad for the first 2 weeks, nausea but no vomiting yet thankfully, and extreme tiredness on top of anxiety attacks. When I get a headache or start to feel sick it triggers anxiety in me and I can no longer take the medications that I would normally take to help me feel better. I am hoping that my doctor can give me some tips to manage it but I know what she will say "What are you stressed about you've done this 2x already!?"
I am sure once the shock wears off the excitement will set in. I am excited and I am slowly warming up to the idea. 4 years of time going by since the last time I was pregnant seems like an eternity. I am just so used to our life as it is currently that it is hard to wrap my mind around how much it is going to change. But I know that God has a plan for our family and I cannot wait to see what our new life holds. We are also joking that Grammy (Derek's mom) is up there in heaven pulling strings for us to have a girl this time. She wanted so badly for us to have 1 more and she really wanted us to have a girl, so that would be a bittersweet treat for us.
Let the craziness begin!