If we’re not friends on Facebook, then you probably don’t know: Baby #4 is on its way!
Here’s my usual “FAQ” that people often ask:
What’s your due date?
June 26th is our estimated due date. I say ‘estimate’ in this case because I’m not sure that they’re right. I suspect the date is a little off, but since this pregnancy was a little … unexpected… I can’t say for sure.
That makes me almost 15 weeks along.
How’s the pregnancy going?
Baby is doing excellent! That’s what they tell me anyway – it’s hard to have any confirmation when I’m barely out of the 1st trimester.
Me, however? Not as good. My iron is super low, so I’m receiving iron infusions. They’re a nuisance, but really, the hospital makes the process pretty easy.
Is baby a boy or a girl?
It’s a boy! A bad thing happened since my last baby (Samuel) was born in April: I turned 36. That automatically put me into the “Advanced Maternal Age” category. So, my new OB recommended genetic testing (just through testing my blood – nothing on baby), especially considering the craniosyntosis concerns that Finn & Samuel have had. Even though it wouldn’t change anything we did during the pregnancy, we agreed. They found ‘Y’ chromosomes in my blood work, indicating that it’s a boy! Ultrasound at 20 weeks will confirm it.
Any names picked out?
Nope! We’ve eliminated a few – Phinehas, Stephen, David, Samuel, Aaron. Just because we’ve already used those. We’ll stick to a Biblical name for at least the first name. We had a hard time deciding on Sammy’s name, so this will be a battle for us!
Any blog posts about it?
You bet! Just made them not private. Read ’em all here.
How did I tell Jeff?
Jeff and I were scheduled to have a “let’s take a serious look at our budget” conversation when I kind of realized that I hadn’t had a ‘visitor’ in a while. I better take a test I thought. First test? Positive. Nah, I thought. Test again. Positive. Quick run to the store for a different kind of test – a digital one. Test again. Positive. Okay. I get it.
So as part of our “let’s take a serious look at our budget” conversation, I presented him with the positive test and turned it into a “let’s take a serious look at our budget, in light of a 4th child” conversation.
Yes, this was just 3 weeks into that huge kitchen/bathroom/basement remodel that rocked our world! Let’s throw another change into the mix.