If you’ve been following me on the various social media platforms, then you’ve probably already read/seen/heard the news. BUT, just in case you’ve had your head stuck in the sand like I seem to have done on here for a little while, our family has a little announcement! We’re expecting baby number 5!
We’re Expecting #5!
Yeah, yeah, I know. I said we we’re done and dusted after Isabella was born. I was pretty damned determined that I was NEVER having another one! I got rid of all the baby stuff as Isabella grew out of them. Eugene was instructed to get the snip and we were moving on from the baby stage to the childhood stage.
What an idiot I was!
Eugene never actually got around to booking that snip. Life got busy. And all of a sudden, we were expecting again. It took me a little while to get my head around that and if I’m completely honest, I’m still getting my head around it. I have a lot of mixed feelings around having another baby.
Telling The Kids
I told the kids at a mini Christmas photoshoot held by Sadi at Freedom Photography. Sadi managed to capture some nice photos despite the kids’ reaction to the news and I caught everything else on video. Just like myself, the kids have mixed feelings about the upcoming baby. Especially Celine.
I can’t blame them. It’s hard enough to split my attention and do one-on-one with my existing four children, let alone adding a new one to the mix. Blake would rather have an actual brother rather than a sister but knowing his luck, it’ll probably just end up being another girl. Isabella is probably the happiest of the lot but at 2 years old, I doubt she really knows what’s going on other than the fact that everyone points to Mummy’s tummy and says ‘baby.” As for Danielle, well, babies are exciting and all, but she’s not so sure she wants another one in the house.
The kids’ reactions to the baby news!
When Are We Due?
Baby #5 is due on the 31st May 2018. I’m currently 14 weeks along, so just entering the 2nd trimester. We should be finding out the gender early in the new year. First Mummy Instinctive guess is another girl but we will all find out for certain soon enough.