Baby #3 – Not Prepared!

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This was our surprising positive test!

This was our surprising positive test!

Alright folks, it has been forever since I have blogged. Life got into the way.. work was hectic. Dad was diagnosed with Cancer. Just plain craziness around this house hold. I had writers block for what seemed to be forever. Then… a few months back we found out that we were pregnant with #3. So here I am writing my first blog post in a long time – way too long if you ask me.

Don’t get me wrong- this is fabulous news. But the only problem was that we were not planning on having anymore. My kids are 6 and 4. We sold or gave away ALL our baby stuff. I mean ALL of it. So not only were we shocked about the news of being pregnant – but then it quickly sank in that we were starting from scratch.

I am just starting my 6th month of pregnancy. I spent the last 3 months home from work on medical leave due to some pregnancy complications. Things are better now and I am actually returning back to work next week – half days. Being stuck home for so long gets pretty boring quickly. So I am super excited about work.

In the meantime, I have been online shopping and looking for the best deals on things like strollers, and other gear. I have had a couple friends give me some of their old baby stuff and clothes. Some friends I have are even able to return to me some of the stuff that I gave them. What I quickly remembered was that you don’t actually need too much. I think that as a first time Mom’s we can sometime go over board and want to buy everything that we see at places like Toys R Us, etc. But we don’t really need it all. I have already gone through two babies and have learned from them what has worked and what did not work for our family.

If you ever find your self in this situation – I would highly suggest that you search on line, check with your Mom friends. I have recently reached out to friends via social media and joined online groups in my community. I am proud to admit that I scored a beautiful stroller that is like new. The couple who had it only used it for a couple of month. I could not believe the condition that I bought it on. It was amazing. So remember – used does not have to mean ratty looking or old.

So here we are counting down the days till my bundle of joy arrives! Oh – I forgot to mention that I found out the sex of the baby and that certainly has also helped me collect and buy stuff as well. WE ARE HAVING A BOY!!

I often wonder and worry about the age difference between my kids. It will be 7 years and 5 years. I worry that they won’t be close and I sure hope that they are – but again, I am soooo excited and cannot wait to hold this bundle of joy in my arms.

4 comments

  1. CONGRATS!!!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope he’s okay. Congrats on Baby #3! Can I tell you that I am the eldest of 3. There’s an 11 year age gap between my youngest brother and me. My parents thought they were done when they had one girl and one boy. Then came a BIG surprise! It was probably the BEST surprise our family ever received though. It was a shock and an adjustment for everyone, as it was unexpected. My little brother is in his late 20s and is our golden boy. LOL! He’s so awesome.

    Another thing….you mentioned having to be on medical leave for the pregnancy. I was on strict bed rest for 5 weeks at home and then 2 at the hospital. I wasn’t even allowed to sit, because it was too much pressure on the cervix. Spending 7 weeks on my back was awful. I’m used to being busy! That time is when I started to get really into blogging. It was an outlet, a way to keep in touch with the outside world, support, entertainment, and the one thing that kept me sane while on strict bed rest.

  2. I am super happy to hear that. I hope they are close. I hear you about the bed rest. I spent the last month of my first pregnancy on bed rest, then 3 months on bedrest of my last pregnancy. We will see what happens with this one. I am 21 weeks now and going back to work. I am prone to PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension) and thus danger for preclampsia, etc.

    Take care!

  3. Ashley says:

    I am 7 years older than my youngest sister, and we have a middle sister who is 5 years older than her. We are super close. Best friends, in fact. We of course tortured the youngest growing up. She is quite a bit more mature than others her age. Maybe due to the situation?

    Good luck!

  4. Mira says:

    There are 14 years between my oldest kid and my second (!) It still boggles the mind. I have to say: It’s been totally amazing in unexpected ways. You’re a wiser parent with the benefit of time and distance. For the older siblings, the arrival of a new baby will activate their nurturing side. They’ll be better future parents – and citizens of the world – for it!
    Congrats and best wishes.

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