Well, if we aren't friends on facebook, you might not know this, but we are expecting Baby #3 in June! June 10th to be exact. We hadn't 'officially' announced it, but all of our family and friends here in Spokane whom we see everyday knew. I didn't mean to keep everyone in the dark, and then by the time I started showing and looking pregnant, we were almost to the point of finding out the sex anyway, so I thought I'd wait.
We found out in October, I took a test without telling Ben, although I think we both knew. I took it the morning of October 6th. I hadn't had a period in September, and wanted to wait so as not to get my hopes up. Sure enough it was positive! :) I went and got a whole bunch (30-which seemed like a lot more at the time, here in the pictures, it doesn't look like that many) :) of balloons, and I had them filled with helium and put them in our
dungeon, I mean basement room. I tied the pregnancy test to one of them. I was so proud of myself for keeping quiet all day about it. That night he went to bed, and I was upstairs chatting with my mom, who happened to be visiting at that time. And, of course, he came right up and was so excited!
**With Tucker I was in such shock, that I called him right away ( I was at work, and only took a pregnancy test to support a friend who had been trying and we took one together--and was SHOCKED when it was positive) and I always wished that I had done something more creative. With Taylor we had been trying for a while, so I was taking a lot of pregnancy tests, so he knew exactly when it was positive. Anyhoo...it was a fun way to tell him, and then the next day we told the kids and of course, after that they spilled the beans to whomever would listen to them! :) We are 99% sure that this is our last, so I wanted to make it fun.
Fast Forward a few months, and I started showing at the beginning of December, at about 14 weeks:
My goal was to take a picture every week of my belly, here is 15 weeks:
But, surprise surprise, those were the only two shots I got! :) So that lasted a total of 2 weeks. :)
Until the day we found out what HE is:
And here I am that same day, at 20 weeks:
It was so much fun to all be in the ultrasound room together, just the 4 of us. When she said it was a boy (and it was CLEARLY a boy, he was not hiding at all!) I was in shock! I guess because I have been in girl mode for the past few years with Taylor, I thought for sure it was a girl for some reason. I am SUPER excited about it being a boy though and can't wait to bust into all of Tucker's old baby things and clothes. Tucker was such an easy and fun chubby little baby and I keep on picturing him as a baby in my head, and if that is at all what this little man will be like, I will be the luckiest mother alive! And if you know me at all, you know I LOVE boy toys! They are so much more fun! I think I get more excited about getting Tucker toys than he is and with Taylor I'm always at a loss. The kids were so excited, and I got excited about the idea of having my one little Taylor girl as my little friend for the rest of my life. And Heaven knows Tucker needs a roommate, he hates to do anything by himself, and hopefully this little one will be a good friend for him in a few years. But now I will never get my little Bailey Glo (that was my girl name) and am at a total loss for boy names. The kids in primary today suggested: Tony, Tommy, Toby, Jabba the Hut, Spiderman. Tucker likes Cooper and that is pretty much all we have right now. Ben is adamant about it NOT being a T name, as that was never our plan. I don't care, part of me thinks that at this point, maybe we should continue it, but it doesn't matter to me either way. There isn't a T name I am in love with.
I am feeling good, just tired a lot! But that is to be expected with two other ones running around! I can't complain though, because I have fairly easy pregnancies. I have noticed with this one, because of my miscarriage last year (which I thought I was totally over) I get anxiety before every doctor appointment until I hear that little healthy heartbeat, and then I sigh a huge sigh of relief. The Ultrasound on Friday when we found out he was a boy, was great, she said everything looked perfect, so I have a lot of peace of mind right now about that. I am sure everything will be fine, but sure can't wait to be holding this little one in my arms--if you know what I mean! :)
And that about sums things up right now for us! It has been so much fun, a bit of an emotional roller coaster mixed in with some anxiety, but mostly pure excitement and joy thinking about adding a third little one to our family! I am completely content right now and couldn't ask for more.