Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Rest of the Story...........

So I'm sure you are wondering about our new baby! :-)

I know I have said many, many times that we were DONE.  I guess this is one of those times you say "never say never".   Without going into a lot of details, I will just say we were preventing another pregnancy but everything is not 100% foolproof.  So yes, this was a huge surprise to us.  And after a little initial shock, we are so excited.  God obviously had other plans for our family and we can't wait to see how our family is completed.  After  four years of trying, meds, shots, and procedures trying to have Harper, I can't help but think how amazing it is that I would get pregnant at 40.

So there you go.  I'm having a baby at 41.  I'm debating changing my blog's name to "Diapers and Depends".  I am an older mom but I'm okay with that.  I have friends from high school who have been announcing they are going to be grandmothers on Facebook and I get tickled that I'm having a baby. But everyone's lives look different and as a Type A super planner - I think I'm learning sometimes life's biggest blessings are the ones we don't plan.

I found out right away.  I had two guesses - I was hitting early menopause or I was pregnant. And honestly I figured menopause was more likely.  We didn't tell anyone for a long time because I had to let it soak in.  I didn't even tell Laurie for over two months.  And I've always told her the minute I knew I was pregnant.

I have been very sick and very exhausted which is one of the reasons I haven't blogged much.  But mostly because I've been working almost full time and by the time I get to the end of the day I just didn't have time or energy left to write. I'm feeling much better now and starting to feel more normal. I'm a little over 14 weeks.

Actually, a fun fact is that Duchess Kate and I are due within a day or so of each other!

The girls are thrilled.  They love babies and they are at a great age.  They will be a big help to me.  They can't wait to give the baby a bottle or pacifier or sing to it or play with it.  I think they are at a great age to have a baby.

Because I'm ADVANCED MATERNAL AGE (a term I just LOVE) - I was lucky that they have a new blood test they do at 11 weeks to check for chromosome issues.  We had it done and thankfully our baby is fine.  We could still find issues at the 20 week ultrasound but so far everything is okay.  I'm not spending any time worrying because it wouldn't change anything and I know God is in control.

Another added bonus is that this test will tell you with 99% accuracy the sex of the baby.  So I wanted to save that news for this post.

YES!!! We are having a BOY!!!!!!!!

I am so thrilled! Scott is beside himself.  I thought I was just a girl mom and I have ADORED that.  I had no idea how much I wanted a boy until I realized I was having one and now I am so excited! The girls weren't too happy about a boy but I know they will adore him.  Harper wants to name him Carlos.  

And we aren't naming him Hudson. 

We picked that name 12 years ago and then that name got super popular.  We aren't 100% sure on a name yet but we will probably share it when we are.  Or we may just keep it a secret until he comes. 

Either way - we are so happy to add this bonus boy to our lives! 

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