Finally in May we started to see some return to normalcy. Not a perfect normal, but at least able to leave the house again!
On May 1st we finally had our first ultrasound to see baby #5. My OB always does a dating ultrasound as soon as you get a positive pregnancy test, then a heartbeat check ultrasound a few weeks later. Because of COVID I didn’t even get to go in for my first appointment until I was 10 weeks! It was so hard to wait that long not knowing if the pregnancy was even viable. Typically I would have had 2 ultrasounds already. Thankfully everything was going perfect and the baby was measuring perfect and had a strong heartbeat!
May 3 was the first Sunday in May which is always Andrew’s family reunion at his Dad’s farm. This year was obviously quite different. Instead of tons of people from all over the country it was just our family, Andrew’s Dad, and his 3 siblings and their families. It was still a lot of people, about 18, considering we all have kids, but definitely different. We still had our usual church service, sang worship songs, and fried fish for lunch.
May 8th was our little Magnolia Mae’s 3rd birthday! I cannot believe it’s been 3 years since she came into this world screaming. She’s still just as dramatic now as she was the day she was born. We bought her a big slide and had a small family party for her. The Magnolia tree we planted for her in our yard is 3 years old now too and it has finally surpassed her in height this spring.
Around the middle of May we got quite a bit of rain so we decided to head to the beach for a quick trip since Florida beaches and restaurants are finally back open! We had a great trip and it was so nice to be away from home for a few days!
Once we got back from the beach we finally got to start back to swim lessons! The twins also got to go to their first music lesson! Lorelei is learning the violin and Rhett is learning the guitar! They both really loved it and can’t wait to go back next week!
Since Andrew wasn’t allowed to go to my ultrasound with me at my OB’s office at the beginning of the month we decided to go to a privet ultrasound clinic to see baby #5 so he could be there too! This is our 5th baby and that’s the first time he hasn’t been at an ultrasound with me so he was really disappointed. Our private ultrasound was wonderful though! We were able to confirm that baby #5 is most definitely still a boy (we did an early blood dna test back around 8 weeks to find out the gender). He is growing like a weed and looks perfect! He was waving his arms around, sucking his thumb, and kicking his little feet!