Wow, my baby girl is 9 today. My youngest is quickly approaching double digits and it thrills me!! She constantly amazes me and I can’t wait to see how the rest of her story goes.
The beginning of her story went like this:
Me: (at 4am) ‘nudge, nudge’ Wake Up! I just had a dream I’m pregnant again! ‘kick’
Him: Ugh! You haven’t even gone back to sleep since you fed the baby. Go to sleep and dream you’re not!
Me: But what if I am? I haven’t had a period.
Him: That’s because we have a 4 month old. Go back to sleep.
Me: I have a leftover pregnancy test. I’m going to go take it so I don’t stress all night.
Him: Fine, whatever, Zzzzzzzzz………
5 minutes later:
Me: Sob! You SON OF A BITCH!!! Look what you did to me.
Him: What the hell? Did you just throw a pee stick at me?
Me: Yeah I did, you asshole! You knocked me up again!! Read it!
Him: Oh shit!
The Duggars, we aren’t. She showed up despite birth control and full-time breastfeeding (our other 2 took months to conceive) and I’m so glad she did. Sure, the first couple weeks were a shock and were tough mentally. The next few months were tough on everybody else – have you ever lived with someone who’s prenatal and postpartum at the same time? Not exactly a picnic!
I was nervous to call and tell my parents – you’d think I was 16 with an unplanned pregnancy instead of 32. They, of course, were thrilled. My husband had our 4 yr old call his parents. That conversation went something like this:
D1: Hi Grandma & Grandpa we’re going to have a baby.
Them: Yes, sweetheart we know you have a new baby. We’ve seen her.
D1: No, a NEW baby!
Them: We know honey. She’s beautiful.
D1: No, not her, mom has another baby in her tummy!
Them: Let us talk to Daddy.
Him: It’s true, Annie’s pregnant.
His mom: I think it’s time you learned to keep your pants zipped!
This is why he had the 4yr old call. He knows them well. Despite a rocky start, I feel like she’s absolutely supposed to be here. She was the easiest labor of the 3 even though she was the biggest (9lbs 6oz), she’s always in a good mood, easy to be around and such an old soul. I really feel like she’s done this all before and have been told that so many times. The time that really stands out was when she was 8 months old. I was in an outdoor clothing/gear store and had her in a backpack, the sales clerk – a young 20 something guy – came up to me and said “I didn’t mean to stare but I have to comment on your little girls’ eyes. They’re beautiful. Is it strange if I tell you she looks like an old soul?” I know some of you probably think that’s weird and maybe you’re right but I feel like she chose us, always have. She has things to teach us.
I have a feeling she’ll keep surprising us!