“You can’t do that to me!” That was Scott’s reaction upon receiving the text that I was SUPER OMG SURPRISE pregnant with our 4th baby.
And my response back? “You are the one who did this TO ME!”
He was on day 3 or 4 of a 7 day trip, and was in all day meetings. He said he got the text and looked at it in front of a colleague who immediately figured out what it was and Scott turned bright red. OOPS! GUESS WE WERE BOTH SURPRISED AND CAUGHT OFF GUARD.
He called me about 15 minutes later during a break.
Beyond the initial shock, though, he’s been super thrilled.
4th baby hasn’t been completely off the table. We talked about it and I mostly agreed to it, but the plan was for it to be a later bonus baby. At the very least, it was another year away from consideration. I wanted some distance between this circus and the next.
So as for my reaction? I’m still warming up. I’ve done a lot of crying, but, of course, I’m hopeful and grateful, and I have 8 months to adjust. Everything will be fine.
Now the kids? This is the first time any of them have been old enough to really grasp what this means before seeing an actual baby, I think, so we decided to video their reaction. Brace yourselves! It’s…. nothing too exciting.
In case you couldn’t watch that with the sound on, Leyna wants it to be a girl, Kendall wants it to be a boy, and Lowell wants it to be a Peep. At least 2 of them will have each other to commiserate with.