Surprise! If we’re being honest, it was sort of a surprise to us too. Now that we’ve told the the people closest to us, it’s starting become real. I’m carrying another child, we’re having another baby. It took me a week to put together pregnancy and imagining myself holding another child. Obviously, we were a little shocked.
Johannah has been telling us about her ‘baby sister’ for months. Drawing pictures of her, telling us stories about her, talking to other people about her. It’s been quite a trip finding out that we’re actually expecting after denying it for so long. Now if we find out that it’s a girl, I may just consult her for all life decisions.
I held the secret for over 2 weeks before we told our family. We decided to share the news at Johannah’s fifth birthday party while we had all of our family there. We got her a shirt that said “Big Sister Again” and the book Baby on the Way and then we let her open them in front of everyone. It was so exciting!
The only thing that I regret is getting absolutely no photos of the day. My camera was there, it was ready, but zero photos were snapped. What was I thinking? I know. I know. Cut me some slack though, we had it at a local park and got caught in the middle of a downpour. Everyone was running with tables and chairs, presents and gadgets to take cover. After that, everything is a blur.
The news is spreading rather quickly among the rest of our friends, so I knew that it was time to share it with the rest of you too! We’re still somewhere in the very beginning stages. I still haven’t been to my OB yet (end of the month), though I suspect to be around 8 or so weeks.
Hubs jokes about wanting another boy so that he isn’t outnumbered, but I’m not sure if he’s really serious or not. At this point, I’d be content with either. We already have our boy and our girl, so I feel pretty blessed. I’d really love to not find out the gender, but I know my Mr. isn’t a fan of that one. So I guess we’ll be finding out in a couple months.
If we’re basing this pregnancy on my last two, I’m leaning towards boy. I’ve been overly tired, I think I could sleep 24 hours straight and it not be enough. I’ve also been nauseas and suffering with headaches again, also crampy- all things that happened when pregnant with Elijah.
I always get really early pregnancy signs. I’ve been starving, but aren’t all pregnant people though? The spicy cravings I can’t get away from, were present with both. I ate half a jar of jalapeños in one sitting the other night. My tummy was not happy with me the next day.
Speaking of cravings, I have a new found love for ice cream. If you like Butter Pecan, try crushing some Resee’s Cups in there and then come back and tell me how good it is. Also, send extra sharp cheddar cheese, garlic everything, homemade bread, kosher dill pickles, and cheeseburgers. Why can’t I crave healthy stuff?
We’ve been house hunting like crazy people. While we know it’s possible, we aren’t really interested in raising another kid in 900 square feet (5 people-2 bedrooms). But we also aren’t interested in putting ourselves in any sort of financial strain. We want the Lord’s plan and we know that He’ll provide and send the right one at the right time. I just really hope that right time comes sooner rather than later.
My pregnancy-birth plan is evolving- but that’s a whole new post. However, delight me with your stories about how your birth plan differs per child! I love birth stories, especially when I’m pregnant. I think it’s something to do with the hormones or something.
I’ve been oiling up like crazy and I know Young Living seems to be my go-to for everything, but it’s seriously my lifesaver. I’ve also added Preggie Pops to my Amazon order for when I just can’t handle hovering the toilet any longer.
I’m almost done jabbering and Johannah is still proclaiming that it’s a girl. I almost hope for her sanity that it is, because she’s gonna be one sad cookie if it isn’t. She talks to my belly and tells her ‘baby sister’ stories, tickles her, and gives her big love. It makes this whole experience a little sweeter.
So, tell me about your pregnancy experiences, your birth stories, your favorite goods and your must haves. Let me bask in the goodness of God’s most glorious gift and let my hormones have their way gushing through all of them!