Our family is growing!
We have BIG news! If you haven't seen yet, our family is growing again! We are going to be adding another sweet babe February 5th, 2019. We are so happy but the fear of being outnumbered is so real! We are almost 8 weeks along and you can read all about why we choose to share all of our pregnancies after loss early here. We believe that every baby should be celebrated no matter how long we may get to have him/her for. Because I've already been asked a few of these questions, I thought I would share some answers with you all.
How did we find out? When we were getting ready to leave for California, I was packing my suitcase and realized I was supposed to be starting my cycle while we were gone. I thought I felt kind of off so I figured I would take a test just to make sure. I came home from getting my hair done the night before we were leaving and snuck into the bathroom to take a test. My reaction was recorded and I am going to be sharing it with you all soon! I couldn't even set up the camera to record Matt's because I just had to tell him. (As you will see in the video, I was all over the place). He was SO excited and I couldn't stop crying. I I went to my doctor when we got back for blood work to confirm my hcg levels and scheduled an ultrasound for two weeks later.
Was this baby a surprise? Well, as you probably found out from above, yes we were surprised. But honestly every one of our children have been a surprise and they've all been the greatest surprises of our lives. We knew we wanted to have another baby but thought we would try towards the end of the year. We were surprised but are so excited!
You have one of each, why would you want more? I'm putting this on here because the sad truth is I have been asked this question more than once. We wanted more children because when we think about our future, we envision more than just two kids. When I think about our future holidays I want more than just two grown children bringing their families over.
So you are going to have 3 under 3? Yes! Carter will be 2.5 and Adalynn will be 1.5 when this babe is born. We honestly are really happy about the age gap because we wanted all of our kids to be close in age. I am less nervous for baby number 3 than 2 because now at least Carter has someone to play with while I handle the baby. I could be completely naive and it could be miserable for the first few years, but I am so excited to have another little babe to love on. If you think our hands are going to be full, you should see our hearts.
We got to hear our little ones heartbeat on Thursday and I am longing for the day I get to hold that little peanut in my arms.
You my sweet baby will come into a small home full of big love. You will have two older siblings in heaven watching out for you and two older siblings on earth to protect you. Your daddy is the greatest daddy in the entire world and he is SO excited to meet you.
We all are.