Goodbye Family of Four and Hello Family of Five

Before baby nomad gets here we decided to head out to the beach with a tripod and camera to get some pictures while we are still, sort of, a family of four.

We are really excited about the new baby but along with that joy there is some, for lack of a better word, “sadness” in saying goodbye to the life that we have known for the last eleven years as a family of four.

I hope that doesn’t sound bad.

I’m so thankful that we’ve had these past two and a half years on the road to slow down, explore, and create memories to numerous to count with Thing 1 and Thing 2.

I’m also thankful for this new family member on his way and look forward to the joy he will bring and the many adventures that lie ahead.

Family Holding Hands Beach FL 1

Mama and boys Pregnant FL 1

Family Mama Pregnant FL 1

Pregnant Holding Hands RV FL 1

Pregnant Nomad FL 1

Soulmates Pregnant RV FL 1

Pregnant Feet Beach FL 1

Pregnant Gypsy at Sunset FL 1

Nomads on Beach Family FL 1

Now it’s time to get this show on the road. I’m ready to hold a baby in my arms instead of a 40 lb bowling ball in my belly!

Love and Laughter,

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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9 Responses to “Goodbye Family of Four and Hello Family of Five”

  1. Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) Says:

    Oh you scared me! I thought the baby arrived! (I’m waiting with baited breath as is everyone of course!). Love these photos. I totally understand a hint of ‘sadness’ at saying goodbye to a life that you loved very much. Of course there will be a life ahead of you that you will love equally, just differently. xoxo


  2. Becki Says:

    I have felt that same sadness with each approaching baby. It’s totally normal. I’d worry if I would have time for everyone, that things will get too hectic, that my life will never be calm again. The reality is there will be fraught times….thats the nature of babies BUT you will all cope brilliantly. You will be so busy feeling so proud of your new family member that there won’t be time for any sadness. By the time you do look back with any sort of reminisce you will just declare how you can’t imagine life without baby Nomad here. Its a funny old journey. We now have 4 … 🙂 9 months on the road with 4 children chasing the Northern lights in Scandinavia makes things even more manic – we love it! I simply can’t imagine what I filled my day with when there was just 2 or3…


    • jennincat Says:

      I can’t thank you enough for this comment. You basically summed up all my worries and put my worries at ease. Thank you thank you thank you! 😀


      • Becki Says:

        No worries. You just enjoy those last few moments of pregnancy. I would do anything to experience it just one more time but with four my procreating days are over. 🙂 These babies are a worry from the minute they are thought about let alone conceived and then arrived earth side aren’t they? LOL!


  3. [email protected] Says:

    I totally understand your feelings. And once baby is here you won’t be able to imagine life without him and it will seem like he’s always been there…

    I love all the photos!


  4. Norene Nims Says:

    The Tapestry that your Creator has woven With You these past several years is a work of beauty!!!! It includes the gamut of feelings a woman can have, I believe – and everything is woven together by the Master to create a wonderful life. But I really do relate to the sadness of leaving where you and your precious family have been – to the new excitement to meet and grow with this new child your Creator has given you and Brent. May your Father’s hand be on you these next few days in a mighty way. Love, Norene


  5. April Says:

    We found out about our beautiful child number 3 while on vacation in Washington DC 12 years ago. We already had 2 who were 8 and 10. It was the shock and now blessing of a lifetime. I had a chance to mention your family and provided a link in my comments on my post
    I have you pinned and go back and check on y’all periodicly- I guess I just need to subscribe! Have a great weekend!


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