We figured the kids should be the first ones to know the big news since we are expanding the house they live in too. I wasn’t sure how they would react, since Ashton was born our home has been so different from the past. I am sure this new arrival will change things even more. We decided to give them a riddle, and see if they could figure it out. I settled on a picture riddle, and made something up real quick on Publisher.
I could tell by Hannah’s face that she thought she had figured it out pretty quickly, but was afraid she was wrong. 🙂 Garrett caught on right after! They were sooooo excited! I couldn’t have been happier with their response. What a relief! They both want a girl…. I’m thinking it’s a girl, too. I guess we will find out in 7 months!!
I have decided on a way to chronicle this pregnancy. I will start posting the progression as I have a few more pictures!! 🙂
***Just for clarification – the blue and pink heart signify one or the other… no, we are NOT expecting twins. Although I have not been for my first sono, they do not run in our families and we do not foresee that as an issue.
I am afraid that this little blog is being sorely neglected. I have discovered that there are just not enough hours in the day! I do have a fun family post to share about our last weekend trip, but first…. guess what??? We are officially expecting #4. Oh yes, I did say 4. This will be my second pregnancy and it comes with mixed emotions. I really want another baby so that Ashton can experience what I did growing up with a close sibling. There really is nothing like it. And, hand in hand with that, is that our current situation has Ashton on his own 50% of the time, and although it’s ok on most days, the holidays are going to get harder and harder on him. And have I mentioned that I have a “little” (she is going to be 13 this year!! sniffle) girl in the house that NEEDS a little sister??? I know we can’t choose the sex, but I sure hope it’s a girl for her sake. Even Garrett is wanting a little sister now.
I want to journal this pregnancy here. I hope that I am able to keep up with it! I also want a picture timeline of the pregnancy, so now I need to go do some searching for ideas. A new pic each week. How fun is that?? Another one I hope I can keep up with lol… that means Jeff will need to be a photographer once a week. Or Hannah, she would do a good job.
So here I am… at 7 weeks (and didn’t even know it!). NO MORNING SICKNESS!! If you know me, the first pregnancy had me feeling perpetually hung over for 14 weeks straight. It was rough… and I work full-time. I missed probably 2 hours total that whole pregnancy for not feeling well. I was proud of myself. It looks like my body is doing me a favor and not making me miserably sick. I haven’t had too many symptoms so far. I have to make frequent trips to the bathroom, but then I am making sure I consume large amounts of water. I am nowhere near as fit this time around…so I need to get going on an excercise program ASAP.
Here we go… another twist in the story of our lives!! lol Did I mention we have a 3 bedroom house that will soon have 6 family members??? 6!!!!!!!!! Oh and I drive a Pilot… I don’t think that is going to cut it. So new home and new vehicle are on the agenda!