WE HAVE A BABY GIRL COMING IN APRIL!
I’ve wanted to write about SO many thoughts and feelings in conjunction with this humongous news ever since August, but I have been waiting (as patiently as possible) for permission to share.
Dave had randomly joked with the kids in Peru in the midst of some conversation that whoever had the first baby would get a big reward. And when Dave and I went up for Claire’s volleyball game shortly after we got home, Max and Abby were kind of excited to get in the car with me and Dave…a little anxiously. As soon as we got in, Max said, “hey, remember that reward you were talking about in Peru?” And Dave and I knew exactly what he was talking about, our hearts pumping outside of our chests.
They pulled out the ultrasound pictures and we were all kind of shaking looking at them, a little shocked (total surprise although I had the inkling lately that they wouldn’t wait much longer, a total surprise for them too, it happened fast!), and SO excited.
A little while after we left them, Elle FaceTimed us from Florida, eyes as big as saucers, because they had called to tell her and Carson too. So fun to share that little secret.
A few weeks later they told Grace and Claire. Max and Abby had this idea to have a “Baby on Board” sticker in their car and see if we could catch on to tell us, but they got too excited when we were there and told us in the car.
But they figured they’d use that idea for Grace and Claire.
But then they also got too excited to not mess with the car thing and so they just pulled out the “Baby on Board” caution signs when they were over at their apartment. We got the recorded reaction and it was the sweetest thing ever, Claire bawling and Grace jumping on Abby and so much excitement all around.
Lucy’s reaction was a little different…which is a story for another day. Lots wrapped up in that.
But I’ll just say for today she has warmed up to the idea so beautifully it almost makes me teary to think about.
We call the baby “peanut” and it’s just been so fun to have this little family secret for so long.
Max and Abby found out the sex and called us last month to let us know there’s a GIRL on the way and we are all just so excited.
To us she looks like she just might be the most beautiful baby in the whole wide world.
My boy is going to be a dad (and I know I’m biased but he just might be the cutest one there will ever be, fun to have Abby call every now and again to tell me how cute he is about everything). And Oh! Abby will be such a great mama.
We are all in love.
Dave and I are on to GRANDPARENTHOOD.
Ready or not!
Abby and little peanut seem to be developing beautifully well.
And THAT is a thing to be THANKFUL for, leading into Thanksgiving.