Sunday, August 16, 2009

Running out of room

A common question when you are about to have your 5th & 6th children

Do you know where you are going to put them?

Will you have enough room?

All of our children have had the experience of sharing a room. Even the twins have already been womb-mates with their brother...

Our house is 1976 square feet with three bedrooms, two and a half baths and two bonus rooms on about a 1/4 of an acre. Nothing huge. Apparently, from the statistics I could find, slightly below average.

From an NPR article:

"The big house represents the atomizing of the American family," he says. "Each person not only has his or her own television -- each person has his or her own bathroom. Some of these houses are literally designed with three playrooms for two children. This way, the family members rarely have to interact. And the notion of compromise is simply out one of the very many windows these houses sport."...."I always wanted a house big enough that my kids could be in their room screaming, and my wife could be in a room screaming, and I could be somewhere else and not hear any of them," he says. "And I think I have accomplished this with this house, because this house is so big that everyone has their own space."

It might seem tempting to want to escape the noise of family, but if we can't learn to work with our family, I don't think the rest of the world will be any easier....

...and besides! I like our house. It has been our home for over 7 years, and so many memories in those 7 short years! Our house is great. Someday we might consider getting more space, but probably not any time soon.

Now, where there is a lack of space is for my two little womb-mates. The suburban lets me program my seat position for driving, so with one push of a button, it's comfortable every time.

......well, it was every time until recently.

we are running out of room - less than an inch between my belly and steering wheel

I thought you might enjoy a progression of the "double-baby-bump" over the last several months.

me (14 weeks) and Suzee, (about 12 weeks) our neighbor
15 weeks

16 weeks at Grandma and Grandpa's in Lincoln, NE

17 weeks

18 weeks with Kathi - a blogging buddy - we met by chance at the zoo!

19 weeks
20 weeks
Fathers Day - about 21 weeks

22 weeks - 4th of July

25 weeks

26 weeks with Julie C (about 30 weeks), Tracy (about 14 weeks) and me at a Girls night.
27 weeks
28 1/2 weeks with Julie C - about 32 weeks and me - out to celebrate a special friend visiting from Texas who we miss so much!

I hope this doesn't seem like vanity... maybe it is! I am amazed at the way these guys are growing and the differences in this pregnancy from the others. I just want to capture as much as can!


  1. I absolutely LOVE the weekly progression photos. And they're even more fun with friends and kids in them. :) Good job. You're so pretty, by the way.

    And since you're talking about rooms and space, etc. What IS your plan, if I can ask? Who's bunkin' up with who?

    Hey, let's go get a pedicure.

  2. I live in a 1100 square foot apartment, so let's just say when we have kids, space will be at a major premium. I never shared a room as a kid and as a result, I was miserable when I got to college and hand to bunk. better they learn now than later!

  3. Sarah, What adorable pictures. You are so cute. Oh my goodness, how are your legs feeling? You sweet thing. I love the one of the steering wheel and babies sticking way out. Sooo cute. I'm so glad I bumped into you at the zoo. That was fun. God bless you sweetie. Kathi


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