So a few months ago Ben and I decided to talk about whether we should have more kids. I really struggle with New born babies, it's just so hard, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to put our family through that again. We were pretty much decided that we were happy with the three we had and we should count our blessings and move on to the next stage of our life. But something changed...in the form of a positive pregnancy test. I guess our 'decision' wasn't really ours to make. So we wrapped our minds around the idea of another baby and decided that it was actually pretty exciting...in fact pretty amazing. We were pretty shocked by the news and decided to keep it a secret for a while. We needed time to let it all sink in first. And then the morning sickness hit. Hard. And I just had no energy to talk to anyone or tell them what was going on, I just had to focus all my energy on getting through the day. And that's what we did. There were small breaks in morning sickness where I got to dream up cute announcement ideas. And one day decided on a little tea party for my girls...just like the one above. And then weeks later there was another break in the morning sickness and I pulled it all together and got a few adorable pictures of my three perfect little girls. And so now we just wait to find out we're having (at the end of August). And just for the record, before anyone else says it, we were NOT trying or hoping for a boy. We were also not trying or hoping for a girl. What would make us happier than anything is a baby that can spend less time at the hospital than Cait. So please, understand that. We are just happy to have a baby...boy or girl!!
So that's the news...McCance baby number 4 (or 6 depending on how you count) will be here near the end and January. We've got a LOT of work to do to prepare. Like maybe develop our basement?? Or just organize baby clothes - get rid of or buy new ones depending on the gender. Check out our car seat and see if it's even valid anymore. Buy a baby swing because I honestly have no baby stuff anymore. Think about names, and all sorts of other baby things. Get Cait ready for a baby. Get Cait into some important doctors appointments BEFORE the baby comes. And so on. SO MUCH WORK!! SO WORTH IT!