First, as you can see I have changed my blog's look quite a bit. I really like it though. Second, part of the reason I changed my blog's look is because it will now double as my family blog and my pregnancy/baby journal. Yes, I did say the "P" word! Baby # 4 will be making his or her appearance sometime around the middle of September! I must say that it was a total shock and surprise as we were not planning, but God has other plans for us and I feel blessed and happy. We are kind of hoping for a boy this time, but either way I know we will be happy and the baby will be loved and well taken care of. We have not yet told the other kids, but I am sure that they will be excited!
Now, maybe this is strange and weird, but I took a picture of the positive test. I really was so surprised and also very nervous about telling Chris, so I think the picture was kind of to help me realize that this is real! It still feels almost like a dream. I'm not sure why, but it's just taking a while to sink in this time around. I bought a very cheap Dollar General test and was amazed at how well and quickly it worked! Two pink lines=POSITIVE!
I really don't want to find out this time around what gender we are having. We found out with Sean and Chloe, but not with Eleanor. I liked the surprise and hearing my doctor say, "It's a GIRL!" when Ellie was born. The only problem with not finding out that I can think of is that I gave away all my baby clothes already! Now, I am sure that I can get enough used thrift store and garage sale things that will work great and I probably know plenty of people who would be willing to pass some stuff on to me, so it really wouldn't be that big a deal. OK, I think I just talked myself into not finding out!
To answer the one question that I am sure people are going to ask, if we have a boy we will stick with our last choice, Milo Samuel. If it's a girl however, we will have to hit the baby name books because I'm out of ideas that we both agree on, though I would do Mary Sofia/Sophia or Mary Izabella/Isabella. Not sure which spellings I like best, but those are all family names and I love using family names. They are also older names which I also love! The problem is that Chris is "not a fan", so will shall see what we come up with together.