I’m excited to share some big news today: Baby #3 will be joining our family this fall! It’s always fun to share the news of a new baby with our friends and family, but this time it’s been extra special, getting to share the news with Maggie and Alex. Maggie was only 9 months when I found out I was pregnant with Alex, so sharing the news didn’t mean much to her back then. This time around, it’s been a lot of fun telling them about our growing family.
I was pretty sure Maggie would be excited. I was a little nervous to tell Alex, since she is very much still our baby (diapers, crib & pacifiers that all need to go before baby #3 arrive). The conversation had about a week before we shared the news was not very comforting:
Maggie: Mom can we please get a new baby in our house and name her Elsa so we can be like Frozen?
Alex: If we get a new baby, I will name her Taco and then i’ll eat her for dinner.
Needless to say, took Alex took the news way better than expected. She can’t believe she’s going to be “A big sis, just like Maggie is” and tells everyone. When we were ready to tell the girls the big news, we told them we had a big surprise! Then we showed them the ultra sound pictures and asked if they knew what the surprise was. I don’t know why I assumed a 2 and 4 year old would know what they were looking at, but as soon as Maggie screamed in excitement, because she guessed it was a picture of a kitten, I turned on the video camera:
My favorite part was that when Maggie found out it was a new baby, she gave the “sideways glance” at my belly. The conversations now are mostly about what doll furniture the new baby is going to like the best: riding in the doll stroller or being rocked in the small wooden doll cradle (don’t worry I won’t let either happen). They both stare at my with angry/shocked glares when I tell them there is a chance it’s a boy. They are positive it’s a girl. We’ll have to wait until October to see if they’re right! Either way, we can’t wait to add another sweet baby to our family. Our wild and crazy crew is growing and we’re so excited!