Monday, March 7, 2016

Here We Go Again!


Baby BOY #4 is well on his way to joining our family!
He is due this July, and we are absolutely ecstatic!


This morning we had our 20 week ultrasound, and everything is looking great!
Baby boy is incredibly wiggly--they struggled to get his heartbeat because he would not stop moving.
He will fit right into this growing family of boys.
Talmage was a bit disappointed when we shared the news--he was certain we were having a baby girl and was insistent that he needed a sister to protect--but once he got used to the idea he ran with it and is now as excited as can be. And Sam and I are thrilled! These little boys have my heart, and I am so excited to have another to adore. Having a houseful of boys takes a lot of energy, but it fills us with joy and we wouldn't have it any other way.

I'm feeling reasonably well--my energy comes in spurts so I tend to run around like a crazy lady on the days I feel energized, trying to tackle my growing to-do list.
I don't have much to show in terms of a bump yet (although the scale says otherwise), but the baby moves a lot and I started feeling certain that I was feeling him around 14-15 weeks! Sam felt him moving for the first time last night--always such an amazing, surreal feeling.
He was told today that "only a seasoned father would be able to feel it this early!" but he was never able to feel the others this early on. Even at the 8 week ultrasound, the little peanut was bouncing all over the place and the ultrasound tech couldn't get over how much it was moving already. We may be in for it with this one!
Talmage goes to school each afternoon and Lincoln and Wesley still nap, so almost every day I lay down with Wesley and we nap together. Oddly enough napping during the day seems to help with my insomnia.
As I've mentioned several times already, the winter really seemed to drag on for me and I had a hard time getting motivated, but now that the pregnancy is about halfway over and the weather is warming up, I am filled with a new energy and enthusiasm!

We told the boys on Christmas Eve (along with other family members), and they were thrilled.
They had been begging for another baby for some time.
Lincoln is starting to understand--for the first little while he thought it was a great joke every time we asked if there was a baby in my tummy. He would say, "Noooo! There's a monster in your tummy!" or some other outlandish thing. But he's starting to wrap his head around the idea that a baby will soon be joining our family, and I hope it will be a smooth transition for him. He is rather obsessed with babies, so I think it will be a pleasant experience.

We feel so incredibly grateful for this opportunity to add to our family,
and we anxiously await all that this summer brings.
We can't wait to meet this wiggly little guy!

10 comments:

  1. I knew it! I have had the strongest feeling that you were having another baby, but, I wanted a girl....That's okay, I know I will fall in love with another precious boy. Why did you wait so long to tell the rest of us? Oh, congratulations!

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    1. Those boys have a way of making even the most die-hard girl-wisher fall in love with them. :) I always like to wait a while before I announce because I feel like it makes the time go faster and makes everything more concrete!

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  2. Congratulations! 4 little guys are going to be the best brood!

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    1. Thanks so much! We love having a family of boys!

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  3. I'm so excited for you!! I told Joe yesterday that I had a feeling you were pregnant, but that you didn't look it, so I had thought I was probably crazy.

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    1. Haha! Women's intuition? Or maybe just the circles under my eyes and zombie expression I try unsuccessfully to cover up?

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  4. Exciting news! You and Sam are so blessed. You look beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Alyssa--great to hear from you!

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  5. Congrats!!! That is so exciting. My husband is the youngest of four boys, and even though I'm sure his mom wanted a girl.... Well, I'm sure glad he was a boy ;)

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    1. Haha, that's great! We are so excited to have a 4th boy. We have loved having all boys so far, although I won't object if a girl happens to come into the group at some point!

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