If you didn't see the video from the last post, here's what you missed...
It looks like baby #3 is on the way and as my previous title suggested, it wasn't something we planned! Despite the surprise (and anxiety about being a mother of 3) we are very excited.
Erik and I had started talking about when we wanted to have our 3rd but we couldn't decide. I knew that I wanted more, but felt quite content with just the 2 for a little while longer. Erik would waiver between wanting to have another one right away, to thinking that maybe we should just totally stop having kids altogether! (Yeah, Erik's pretty extreme). Anyway, we couldn't come to an agreement so we decided to not take action either way and wait it out. Seeing as previous pregnancies have required quite an intentional and pro-active effort, I wasn't expecting anything to just happen.
Well, the month came and went and I started to wonder. Another day passed and then another. On the third evening my stomach was unusually bloated before bed and then I knew I was pregnant. I even felt the need to hide my tummy that night because I hadn't breathed a word about my suspicisions to Erik. The next morning was our anniversary. I went out with the kids first thing and picked up a pregnancy test. I took it as soon as we got home and there was no mistaking the result (unlike the last test I took). By this time I kind of knew, but it was still shocking to see such an instant answer.
I wrapped up the test in a gift bag and gave it to Erik when he came home from work that night. When he saw the gift he felt really bad since we had decided we weren't going to do gifts for our anniversary. I told him I couldn't resist getting him this one little thing. He opened it up and was totally shocked! The look on his face was worth it!
My due date is March 21st and I'm 7 and a half weeks along. I've been feeling quite sick in the mornings and am not focusing on much else as I try to ride this part out. The house has been a perpetual disaster these days (having a dishwasher that's out-of-order is not helping!)
Micah is pretty excited about this new development. It will be fun watching him process it all this time around. And I'm sure Keziah will be thrilled to have a baby around. I'm afraid she will try to be too helpful! I'm glad she will be over 2 when baby comes - 28 months to be exact - so my hope is that she can be potty-trained and in her own bed well before Little Toewsie #3 arrives!