Oh, boy! Life has been upended the past couple of months and I’m just now getting to where I feel well enough and caught up enough on work to make a wee little announcement. Our girly little clan is adding a boy to the mix this June!
I’ve been all day sick this go around and it threw me for a loop. With the first I had morning sickness, the second time sea bands kept it all away, but this little boy will have none of that. All day all the way! There’s been a big turn around the past few days at 12/13 weeks now and I have high hopes that it will keep getting better.
The girls found out right before Thanksgiving. I had all sorts of fun ideas to announce it to them, but the Saturday we had planned to tell them I was too under the weather to do much at all. Simple is best anyway, right? Luckily the night before I bought a cake—an amazing cake at that. It’s dubbed chocolate decadence from Whole Foods if you have a hankering. I started gathering—curious girls at my heels—and then at some point between bathroom “breaks” began delegating the gathering of five candles, sparkling peach apple cider, ice cream, and our fancy plates.
The five candles were a lead in to the announcement. I didn’t think it would work, but Ruthie caught on quick on maybe her second guess. Each girl went through a flood of emotions in a few short seconds. It was just the best.
The girls couldn’t shake their excitement, so very excited for days. Giddy and wishful all weekend with baby names and calling dibbs on things such as putting it to bed, and making or donating peace offerings to the baby. Diaper duty has yet to be claimed even if a fierce game of ‘not it’ was played. There has been roll playing of mama’s and babies, and a very accurate reenactments of the ultrasound appointment to my squeamishness. Let’s just say I wasn’t expecting THAT kind of ultrasound or I wouldn’t have brought my kids.
Oh, but we are all just so excited! I was too sick at first to be any sort of excited. It’s also typical of me to keep my excitement reserved to an extent until my babies are here, but after seeing their joy and seeing the little one kicking and punching in there I can’t help but be happy. We’re having a baby!!