Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More on Number Four

Casey and I have known I was pregnant since practically day one. This pregnancy was planned, so I had a positive pregnancy test about as early on as possible. The moment I found out, I was instantly nervous that it would be twins again. I love my twins and feel more than blessed to have them, but I didn't want another set of twins. I just felt like that would turn our family into a sideshow at the circus. Not to mention, the higher risk pregnancy and the higher chance of bed rest, etc. I went to the doctor at around seven weeks, and found out there was one little baby! Now, the real excitement started building!


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One of the things we were looking forward to the most was telling the girls. We waited until I was about ten weeks along, and then decided to tell them on a Friday night. We ate dinner outside on our patio, and Casey told them the news. Jane and Sydney listened to the announcement, but then quickly moved onto something else. I don't think I will ever forget the look on Clare's face. It was a mixture of happiness and confusion. She sat at the table for several minutes without saying a word. You could practically see her little wheels turning. She kept staring at my tummy. When we asked her if she was excited, she said "yes," but it definitely took her a few minutes to process the news.

Since then, she has asked many questions, but my favorite thus far is "Will you be able to take care of the baby by yourself when I am at school?"

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After we told the girls, we wanted to wait another week until we really started spreading the word. I had one more doctor's appointment, and just wanted to make sure everything was as it should be. So, I told Clare not to tell anyone until we told her she could. Well, guess what? The next Tuesday, her teacher at school followed her to the car, and said "I heard your exciting news."
Later, I asked Clare, "Did you tell your class about the baby?"
She replied, "Yes. And I told them about the neighborhood party tonight."
Glad those two things are equal in her mind!

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Along the same lines, I was all set to tell my friend Kim (whose oldest daughter goes to school with Clare and who also has younger twin girls) on a Thursday. When I told her the news, she said, "Well, I had an idea because Sydney told me on Tuesday!"

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The girls have taken to calling the baby "Precious." Like, this is where Precious will sleep. And we bought a pumpkin for Precious. Tonight Jane even called the baby "Precious Babycakes." I think it has a nice ring to it, don't you?


4 comments:

Kim said...

Gotta love Sydney! The three of them will be wonderful big sisters :)

ginny said...

I was wondering if it was planned. Now I'm wondering if the baby is going to be ginormous and african american.

M J said...

How sweet!!!! Love that Clare was worried about you being to take care of the baby while she is at school. :)

Specks said...

CONGRATS TO YOU GUYS!!!!!!!! That is sooooo exciting and I love your girls' responses and poses :). The are beyond adorable!