Once upon a time there was a family of three. They lived life happily, yet knew their family wasn't complete yet. The mommy said that their second baby was Daddy's going back to school at UW for a couple years. Then, his graduation date got really super duper close and that longing for an expanded family was too hard to resist anymore.
Then the yucky feeling and the tired feeling and the taking care of an almost four year old while pregnant feeling began and the mommy and daddy had some moments of..."what the heck were we thinking!?" This time the parents knew so much more about miscarriages and difficulties in pregnancies that they were a lot more quiet and reserved and hesitant and hopeful and nervous than the first time.
The next day, since they had all three grandparents and an aunt and uncle in town, they decided not to wait any longer to share with their immediate family the good news! First, they had their big kiddo come talk with them privately where he opened up a gift of a t-shirt and a onesie; "Brother Bear" and "Baby bear" on each. The kiddo was excited, yet a bit distracted and ready to go to breakfast or go back to playing with the family. He did come out of the room to share the good news that "Mommy is growing a baby for me!" Because yes, to him, the parents are growing the baby just for him.
So, they were all very excited when the ultrasound technician announced a little girl in there!
It's hard to believe that baby girl will be here with us in only three more months or so!