I’m pregnant! Just got a positive test today! I’m gonna have 3 kiddos!
Due Date: My due date will be mid-April, just before Phinehas’ 3rd birthday. 18 months younger than Stephen.
Strange Timing: This is, of course, 3 days after we gave away our 2nd crib. It was just taking up space in Finn’s room. It didn’t seem like the next kiddo was coming very quickly and that by the time we did manage to get pregnant, spent 9 months cooking the kid, we wouldn’t need 2 cribs. That Stephen would be ready for a big boy bed. We’ll see if that’s true — Finn was ready at about that time.
Names: We don’t know! With Phinehas, Jeff just really wanted that name. When we found out he was a boy, we were done deciding. With Stephen, I was due on my deceased father’s birthday (and delivered that day), so Stephen was an obvious choice. I don’t think there will be an obvious choice yet. How do people go about picking names?!? We have plenty of time and we do like biblical names, so our list isn’t gigantic.
How I told Jeff: Not very well this time, I’m afraid. I did great with Phinehas. I did okay with Stephen. I had tested yesterday and it was negative, so I thought I was out. But, on a lark, I took another test today and got a positive right away. I had the idea to put Stephen in the “Big Brother” shirt that we used with Finn when Stephen was born. I waited til Jeff got home to see if he would notice. He didn’t.
He held Stephen. He talked to him. He picked him up. He walked around with him. He sat him in his high chair. He ate dinner across from him. Never really noticed. So, finally, I said “Did you notice Stephen’s shirt?” Then his eyes got big and said “Really!? I thought it was negative!” He was happy as we were both disappointed by yesterday’s test.
WOO HOO! Here we go!