Wow! We are still in shock that we will be a family of 5 by the end of the year. I’m starting to wrap my head around it, but I just don’t know what to expect. Neither Brooks nor I are from a family with 3 siblings, so I have no idea how it works. Cole and Blake are almost 3 years apart which has been awesome! Blake and babyJ will be around 18 months apart. I will have two babies in diapers!
Ok, some details. No, we weren’t trying at all. Blake and Cole were both planned babies…so you can imagine my surprise when I found my pregnancy test with the word “pregnant.” I was a few weeks late and we were getting ready to go on our couples trip to Hot Springs. It isn’t uncommon for me to be irregular so I figured I should just test to make sure since I knew there would be lots of drinking involved. It was a Sunday morning and Brooks was at work. I read “pregnant” and the tears started flowing…I mean, I have a baby and I’m pregnant with a baby. I called Brooks and through my tears announced it was positive and he responded with excitement. It was never in Brooks’ plans for a large family, but being the wonderful husband he is was very supportive and excited. Needless to say we are DONE after this baby. I went to the doctor right before our trip to confirm everything. I mean, I didn’t want to give up a weekend of drinking if I wasn’t really pregnant..haha. My doctor told me I should be around 7 weeks according to my dates, but when we did the ultrasound it showed just barely 4 weeks. I took home a picture of a speck! She scheduled me to come back 3 weeks later to do another ultrasound and there it was today…a little bean with a heartbeat of 160! I must have had a weird crazy cycle that month because I’ll be 8 weeks on Friday. We are due December 9th. My doctor keeps referring to this baby as a she already…so we will see! Cole informed me that I have a baby BOY in my tummy and I’ve found kids are pretty intuitive when it comes to these things. Sometimes he says it’s a girl, but mostly boy. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for a little pink in our lives, but as long as this baby is healthy I will take either! I’m excited to complete our family!