It looks like that's what my family will be hearing around the first of August!! We are expecting a baby!!! Isn't that EXCITING?? We couldn't be happier. We found out initially Thanksgiving night. So that was perfect. I am sooo thankful to be given the opportunity to have another baby growing inside my tummy. Due to the circumstances in my life at the time that I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, Autumn, I was emotionally miserable. So miserable that I honestly don't remember a happy time the entire 9 months except maybe taking Bailee, who was 2, to the beach for the first time. I was incredibly hostile. And after Autie was born, I mourned that pregnancy. I was so sad that I had wasted the incredible experience. I went on to work on a labor and delivery unit and I saw so many happy couples who genuinely cared about each other and were so happy to see their new babies brought into the world. I saw husbands doting on their wives and I became even more sad. I didn't think I would ever experience a pregnancy or a birth like that. But now I get a re-do, sort of. I get to make the most of it this time. And best of all, I get to share the experience with a great man who is the most loving and caring person I have ever met. I get to share it with someone I am in love with and someone who loves me right back.
On top of all that good stuff, we gave the girls the good news when they came back from their Thanksgiving trip. Chase gave them fortune cookies for an after-school snack and the fortune read "you're going to be a big sister" for Autumn and "you're going to be a big sister again" for Bailee. Except Bailee ate hers. Then she cried. Then she laughed. Then she asked when she could babysit. And Autie just jumped up and down and clapped and hugged and kissed us both and told every neighbor that was outside at the time. Then we watched a little video online that showed how the baby grows for the next nine weeks. There were a couple of "eeewwws" but mostly just giggles. It was a great moment.
And I am so very happy.