Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas!
 





Love, The Wards

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Our Growing Family

                          In May, our crazy little family of four will turn into a family of FIVE!

To get everyone up to speed... Mid-September I started feeling off. I was hungry all the time and when I wasn't hungry I wanted to sleep. My stomach always felt unsettled, but thankfully never nauseous. I was late, but I didn't tell Josh, I waited until the coming Saturday and took a pregnancy test as soon as I woke up. I was 99.9% certain the test was going to be positive and it was. Josh was cooking breakfast and I texted him a picture of the test. I didn't want the girls knowing yet since they cannot keep a secret, so I couldn't go running through the house like a crazy woman screaming. Anyways, when he finally checked his phone had had a very confused look on his face until I told him I just took that test, then it was instant smiles.
When we told Lillian and Claire about a month later, they were so excited about becoming big sisters, but made it very clear they want a baby sister, not a crazy baby boy. They love telling everyone they see that there is a baby in mommy's tummy and they are going to be big sisters.
At 8 weeks I had an ultrasound and there is just one baby this time. There was no way I would have been able to wait until my 20 week ultrasound to find out, especially with the speed my belly is growing this time around. I am 16 weeks now and my official due date is May 26th, Memorial Day.
A quick story before I head off to bed for the night. I have an app on my phone that gives me weekly updates, far different than the book I paged through when I was pregnant with Lillian and Claire. Anyways, the app told me this week that baby can now hear and make out sounds. I told this to the girls yesterday, they already love talking to baby. Well, last night they both put their faces really close to my stomach and kept telling baby they love him. (Yes, they want a sister, but baby is always referred to as he/him in our home) Lillian last night said, "Baby, I love you, but please be a girl and not a boy." I am scared how they might react if baby does end up being a boy. They will still love him to bits, but it might take a little more warming up.