When I started this blog, way back when, I was the owner of a Dell laptop, and typing up a blog took no time at all and I was able to do it more easily and frequently. When that laptop bit the dust, I was gifted an iPad by my husband for Christmas, and while I LOVE my iPad, it is not very convenient for typing long blog posts.
I didn't realize just how much I missed blogging until my baby boy turned 1 and I realized I had not documented his first year like I had done his sisters. This made me SO sad, because as a middle child myself, I know he's going to miss that one day. Sorry, future Austin. Thankfully, his Daddy does a FANTASTIC job of journaling every few days in a composition notebook. But it's just not the same.
So, for my 29th birthday (TODAY!), Christopher surprised me with a brand new Mac laptop!!! Y'all. I could not be more excited! I am ecstatic to get back into the world of blogging and fill up posts about Lucy & Austin's daily doings.
Aaaaannnnnd the new baby's! That's right -- #3 is on their way! We found out February 24, 2016. I got the notion to test when I started gagging while browning turkey meat to make spaghetti, and the smell of tuna made me want to vomit. So, while Lucy was at dance, I went to Kroger and bought a test, came home and it turned pink RIGHT away -- like, before the control line even had a chance to show up! I freaked out, went and picked up Lucy and planned how I was going to tell Chris.
I decided to put the test in a bracelet jewelry box that I had saved (I save all of my jewelry boxes) and wrote on the top "Something Special for You..."
You see, Chris and I had decided to try for a 3rd baby, but the other two took us nearly 6 months before we got pregnant, so we figured it'd take about the same amount of time, we'd get pregnant this summer and have an end of school year baby so I could take the rest of the school year and the summer with the baby. Turns out, God had a different plan and this baby came a lot sooner! So, he was not shocked but surprised and VERY happy!
We kept it a secret, just the two of us for a while, until I started having a weird pain to the right of my belly button... about 4 inches to the right. They wanted me to come in to make sure it wasn't an ectopic pregnancy, so I rushed up to the doctor. On March 2, 2016, I saw our baby for the very first time. Still so tiny, looking nothing more than a little bubble, I could see their heart beating at only 6 weeks 1 day pregnant. The doctor was thrilled that everything was in place, that he could already see the heartbeat (must be strong!), and said the pain I was feeling must just be ligament pain or gas. Everything was perfect!
So, when I came home, we told Lucy that I had something in my tummy. She has been wanting another baby (particularly a sister) for quite some time. She even asked Santa for one. She was very excited to learn that there was in fact a BABY in my belly! We created a fun little video on iMovie and announced it to both of our families that way. We went and showed it to his parents in person, but I just couldn't stand not telling my family right away and sent them the video over my phone.
Needless to say, everyone was surprised but THRILLED! We cannot wait to welcome #3 to our family and round out our family of 5.
Stay tuned... This will be updated a lot more frequently now.