We’re so grateful to be adding another baby to our family!
When James and I started growing our family almost 8 years ago, we always had hopes that it would be a big one! With 30 right around the corner for me, I felt that now was the time if we were going to add one more. I’ll be honest: Pregnancy is ROUGH on my body, as it is most women and I HATE IT. Yep. There it is: I flipping hate being pregnant and I’m not ashamed. (I’m grateful of course but, I loathe everything about it except the baby I get at the very, very end). So, the thought of having another baby in my mid-thirties while my body is already going through other changes, terrified me.
As a pregnant mom with three sons, I’m sure most of you are anticipating asking the same question we’re asked on a daily basis: “Are you hoping for a girl?!” Simply, our answer is no. We made peace with not having a daughter back when we found out we were having a third son with Linc. For years I’d dreamt of having a little girl but, let me tell you-HAVING SONS IS HUMBLING AF and we would be totally okay with completing our family with a fourth son! (The boys would argue on this one since they’re crossing every finger and toe for a sister!)
To answer the second-most asked question we get already: “When will you find out what you’re having?!” I don’t know that we will. Going into this pregnancy I thought I was 110%, without any doubts, set on finding out the sex of what we plan on being our last baby but, James’ wishes are to hold out until delivery and have it be a surprise. While I know that ultimately I make the final decision, I can’t say that I haven’t toyed with the idea of waiting as well. So, for now-I have two weeks until my next appointment, and another 4 weeks after that and at any time can opt for a genetic test that would reveal our baby’s gender! So, I’ll update you guys on that!
Here’s to growing our circus by one more!
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