WOW! I never would have imagined I’d be writing a post about baby #4. I always told Derek I felt like someone was missing, but he was pretty adamant that three was enough. We both come from families with three kids, so it made sense that three would be perfect. I still asked every day if we could have another. But his answer was almost always the same-three is enough. 🙂
It was January when I finally felt content with being done with having children. I was excited to move on to all the new fun stages each of the boys would bring. There was some relief in being able to get rid of all the big, bulky baby things around the house and garage. If you’ve read my blog previously you might have read the story about Rhett eating my birth control. I ended up having to call poison control in a panic. I told the pharmacist on the phone it was a sign I shouldn’t have more children because apparently I wasn’t even responsible for the one’s I had. He told me to make sure I got a new pack and to keep taking them. I’m not sure if he was affirming I needed to be responsible or if he was just trying to be helpful.
Obviously you can guess how this story ends up! I can’t remember how many pregnancy tests I took with Ryne..I think it was 7. I can proudly report I only took two this time! I guess by the fourth one you believe what it says. Or you don’t and you text your friend asking them if the word “not” could be burnt out in the pregnancy test! I seriously am crazy!
I decided to have the gender blood test done because I didn’t do it with the three boys and I thought it would be something different! When I first got the results that it was a girl I cried, but instantly stopped crying and was like wait..that has to be wrong! Of course I was Googling, asking friends etc. if it is accurate. Apparently they are very accurate! They test for the Y chromosome in your body. So if you have it present, then you are pregnant with a boy, and if there isn’t any present, then you are pregnant with a girl! The place I went was SO amazing. The owner actually texted me that evening and was so, so, so sweet. She assured me that DNA doesn’t lie! Update: I’ve since went back to the same place to have a gender ultrasound where she confirmed, it’s definitely a girl!
If anyone needs a tip fo getting a good shot of all your kids, make them turn around and not look at the camera! It was so easy to get this picture because no one had to smile. The only difficult part was Rhett wanted to run away the whole time! The shirts I got on Amazon and our photographer/family friend from our hometown photoshopped the names and numbers on the back..and check out the scoreboard. 🙂 We met in Pella, kind of a meeting spot and no one would know us there! It was just as I imagined and it’s one of my favorite pictures.
Ryne is so excited to have a sister. Ever since Reed was born he has been begging for a sister. I think he thought if he had more brothers they would be just like Reed and that scared him! He pouted when he found out Rhett was a boy, so you can imagine his excitement when he found out he was having a baby sister. He brings home drawings from school and they all have his baby sister drawn in my belly. He really is the best big brother to Reed and Rhett so I know he will do great with a baby sister.
Reed is our sour patch kid, but is just as sweet as he is sour. He is the one who hugs his baby sister in my belly and likes to kiss her. He didn’t have much interest in Rhett when he was born, so I’m excited to see if he will take interest in her when she’s born. He loves anything with music, so I know he’ll be my first one to watch Frozen or Moana with her!
Rhett has no idea how much his life is going to change! He’s on the go like crazy and into everything. He’s just realized that biting can get him what he wants because it leaves his brothers crying for a solid few minutes! I think that they’re scared of him now, lol! He loves hugging his stuffed animals and babies though, so I am sure he will be great when she is here! His biggest struggle will be sharing his daddy!
Thank you all for sharing your excitement with us! I have learned that by #4 there are people who are not genuinely excited or legitimately do not care. I have learned through this pregnancy that people’s disdain will not destroy my joy. My hope and prayer for everyone is that you never let someone diminish the joy you have in your heart, no matter what the circumstances. Joy is a gift from God that we all are able to receive. Please do not let someone steal this gift from you.
No one will take your joy away from you.
The “R” theme will continue! I already have a name I’m pretty set on, but I’m curious! What R name do you think would be cute?!