First, It was extremely hard to keep this a secret from you guys for so long (and it’s nice to not have to try to hide the bump in my pictures now ha:)! I wanted to share with you today how we told our kids about the baby!
Really quick about the first trimester… I’ve been sick, like most pregnant women:). I never really felt that bad in the mornings (hallelujah) but the rest of the day was hard (puking at night a lot… TMI?!) so the kids were pretty worried about me. Each night in their prayers they would pray that I wouldn’t be so sick anymore. It was hard not to tell them I was pregnant the second we knew but I have had a miscarriage in the past (when Brooke was about 10 months old) so we really wanted to wait until things were more sure to let them know. We had a doctor appointment when I was 13 weeks along but we got a babysitter for the kids… then the doctor was gone delivering another baby so we had to reschedule. When we rescheduled for the new appointment we decided to just bring the kids along with us to tell them!
The kids thought we were going to the doctor to get medicine so that I wouldn’t be sick anymore. We had the doctor check out everything to make sure everything was still great with the baby and then we let the kids know what was going on. They thought the heartbeat was SO funny.
Hearing the baby’s heartbeat all together in the room was so incredibly special to me.
Here is a video of when they found out!
“Is it actually real?” haha
When they first found out, Knox was beyond thrilled/proud/excited but it took Brooke a little bit longer to build up her excitement (she takes longer to process/think about things before she shows her emotions).
After the doctor’s appointment we went to get shaved ice to talk more with them about everything!
A few little things about what the kids have said:
“I’m not going to be excited if it’s not a sister because I want a sister on each side of me in the car.” -Knox. Since then he has decided he wants a brother but at first he was all about having a baby sister.
“Please bless our baby.” -Both of them include this in EVERY prayer and it makes me so beyond happy.
First Brooke would say ‘he’ when talking about the baby but it has now switched completely to ‘she.’ And now she prays at night that it will BE A GIRL!
Brooke is very concerned with the safety of the baby… I came home from running one morning and Brooke gave me a stern look and said, “Mom, did you run fast?” and I said, “No, why?” She replied, “Because of the baby… you cannot go fast anymore because the baby needs to be safe.”
I gave Brooke a tight hug one day and she told me we can’t hug tight anymore because she doesn’t want to squish the baby. She then demonstrated how we are allowed to hug from now on and it was the lightest hug I’ve ever received ha.
Both kids want to kiss the baby goodbye/goodnight/etc whenever they leave and so they go and kiss my stomach… which come to find out is pretty awkward in public settings before you are really showing;)
Now that the kids know I have a baby in me and if I mention to someone that I’m not feeling well they say, “NO mom, you’re not sick… it’s the baby.”
They are beyond excited that they are going to be the boss of somebody else.
I’m so thankful that we get to grow our little family. Brooke and Knox are going to be great little helpers (at least I keep telling myself that;) and I cannot wait to see them with the baby. They will both be 5 when the baby is born… my next older sibling is 5 years older than I am and we are incredibly close (minus those years when I was in jr high and I think it might have been scientifically impossible to get along with me during those years;).
For the first time ever in my life, I’m very excited for winter to come (specifically Dec. 15th:).
Yesterday I went out for a six mile run! I started at a park and finished at a park. I hate to admit this but I listened to the Kaitlyn Bristowe podcast (the girl from the Bachelor) and laughed a majority of the time. She is out of control. I don’t know why the Bachelor/Bachelorette intrigue me so much but maybe it’s because I met and got engaged a few weeks after we met each other too;)
You know that it’s going to be a good run when a large cloud takes over the entire sky and keeps the sun blocked during your run. The rest of the day we were at 98 degrees but for my run, the clouds came out to save me.
The amazing Suzy is 29 weeks pregnant and rocking her running! She and I were chatting and she shared some awesome people to follow that are also expecting… one in particular that is due around the same time I am and she offers awesome strength training workouts for pregnant people! I did this one yesterday and I might be sore for a week now;) I don’t usually have the motivation to do much strength training but I do now because I want to be able to have an awesome delivery and carry this baby well over the next few months. I also know that to keep running with a changing body, I need to keep some things strong in order to do so.
Knox was able to be with us for a few hours while his mom was working and they have started the fort stage. Next fort they have informed me will be by the tv and we are going to watch a movie while we eat candy and popcorn in the fort. They are sure good at planning things for us;)
I don’t remember the last time I had a subway but for some reason it sounded great yesterday. I had the footlong chicken one with all of the mustard, mayo and pickles:) It tasted great.
Ya know, a blanket always sounds like a great idea when it is in the 90s.
PS chores went really well yesterday;)
We had a fancy dinner at Cafe Rio.
The Bachelorette + Raspberries followed by Frosted Flakes = my favorite kind of night.
By the way I had to share this text from my brother yesterday! My nieces go running now:
Parents with more than one kid… how did you tell your older kids you were expecting?
When you do strength training… do you get your workout online, come up with it on your own, follow a video?
-I miss my Jillian videos.
What’s on your workout schedule for today? I’d love to hear (it always motivates me:)
Who is watching the Bachelorette this season? What are your thoughts?