When we had Ellie, we were completely happy with our family of 3. For 5 years we chanted ONE AND DONE!
Enter Zach. Zach turned our once quiet and manageable house upside down! Though he makes a little more noise than Ellie did and he may be a little more active than Ellie was, he’s still a really good and easy kid.
So now we have 2 kids, one girl, one boy. We are DONE!
Or so we thought.
We will be welcoming a little girl into our family in May.
Yes, I know I’ll be 42 when she’s born. Yes, I know my OCD’s are not meant to have 3 kids. Oh and yes, I know where babies come from. No, I’m not ready for this.
We made the official announcement to our family and friends on Facebook last week and needless to say, there were a few questions.
Why did you wait so long to tell us?
I have 2 reasons. Currently we are 21 weeks and we’ve known for about 6 weeks. I’m 41 years old and I had a few extra tests I had to take this time because of my age. We wanted to know what we were dealing with before we shared with the world.
The second reason, I just didn’t want to share with everyone. I wasn’t ready. This isn’t something we planned and I wasn’t completely thrilled about it. I had a lot of personal thoughts and feelings I needed to deal with before I told the world. So, no offense to anyone whose feelings were hurt that they didn’t know sooner. I promise it wasn’t personal. If hiding away for the next 6 months and not telling anyone would have been option, I’m pretty sure I would have done just that.
What is our due date?
Technically it’s May 13th, but just like Zach and Ellie this one will be a C-Section. With my doctor that generally means 1 week early if there are no complications. So far so good.
Are you thinking about having more?
I wasn’t planning on having this one or Zach! My procrastinating husband will be making his own doctor’s appointment very soon! We are officially DONE!
A number of our friends were just plain SHOCKED.
So was I! I cried not so happy tears for a few days. It’s taken me awhile to come to terms with our new family status. Yes I know every child is a blessing, but that’s definitely not how I felt 2 months ago. Honestly, I still don’t always feel so blessed. This is something that I’m going to have to deal with on my own, on my own time schedule.
Of course, when she gets here I’ll be all thrilled and I love all the cute girly stuff.
For the rest of my family and friends
Thank you for all the congratulations and cheers. I smiled all day watching the congrats roll in.
So, now it’s time to get back to on my workout schedule, organize a space for this little girl and change a few blue things to pink things. Maybe we can do this.