I honestly thought Silas was our last. So while this wasn't my plan or Daniel's plan, we are surrendering to God's will. And we are choosing excitement and joy for this brand new life. We aren't finding out the gender this time again.
Okay so I was worried about Daniel's reaction when I discovered I was pregnant during a random pregnancy check (I test every month because I need Progesterone supplements ASAP or I can miscarry). I have never done anything special in telling him I'm pregnant. I always just hand him the stick. No one throws a parade for me when I pee on the thing lol.
Anyway he is heading upstairs after breakfast the day I had taken the test and I race up after him and pull him aside. The test was one of those Clearblue Weeks Indicator Digitals so it clearly said PREGNANT and then predicts how many weeks from conception. There's no squinting to see if there's a second line with this test!
My actual test.
I show him the test and before he says anything I say, "We are going to choose to be excited!" He looked at it and.... laughed! And then said, "Oh man, I'm going to get teased SO bad by the guys!"
Phew! I worried for nothing. He has been nothing but a dear. He's been calm, he's been sweet. He made it abundantly clear, even before Silas was born, that he was done. So that was why I was worried about telling him, worried he'd be stressed and upset. But when God gives you a baby how can you look at that sweet gift and not praise Him, not thank Him?
So baby #6, we are eagerly and excitedly waiting to meet you, to feel those kicks, see your profile on the sonogram. We will cherish each moment of this last pregnancy, last newborn-ness, last breastfeeder, last toddlerhood...
The Scrabble board photo is mine. I wanted a fun way to tell the news. One day all the girls were gone to Nonna's house so I sat at the table and put this board together (it was harder than I thought it would be since there are limited amounts of letters!). Daniel picked them up on his way home from work. When the girls came in Daniel was grinning like a maniac so Elaina kept asking, "What is going on?!" We showed them the Scrabble board and I told her to read the words. She read all the words in this monotone and once she said, "six kids" her eyes got really big and she said, "You're pregnant?!?!"
Elaina was so excited and overwhelmed with emotion she cried (happy tears). Zoe was so overwhelmed with emotion that she cried (not happy tears). Abigail was just chill and smiling, totally laid-back and taking it all in. The boys had no idea what was going on. I asked Judah later if he wanted another baby and he said, "Ummm... no thanks!"
Now Judah is adamant that baby is a boy. If you so much as say there's a chance it could be a girl he gets extremely upset. Uh oh! Mommy and Daddy both think girl but we won't know until birth day. Hopefully by then Judah won't mind either way lol.
After we told kids I took this pic of the Scrabble board and texted it to family and friends and Instagram. It was a fun way to tell people without them feeling pressured to react face-to-face (something I've noticed when telling people in person lol). Everyone is excited.