Oh, right, I have a blog.
I forgot for a while. Honestly forgot.
But here’s why I’ve been a little out of it lately:
Yep, that’s right, (hopefully you figured it out) Baby #3 is on the way! Stephen and I are really excited, but sweet Parker is the most excited of all. We all went out to eat for my birthday (a while back) at The Cheesecake Factory. They hadn't been there before so they were already excited. Then I pulled out presents for each of them. They opened the bags to find big brother shirts. Parker said, “But wait, why does Jack have one? Oh, right, because of Krypto.” By the way, Krypto is the dog. We smiled and told him, that nope, it wasn’t because of Krypto. He was confused for a few minutes and then broke into a grin and said “Unless... is there a baby in your tummy?!?!?”
We told them the news and he responded with “I’ve been praying for this since I was five!” (he was six at the time).
We went on to talk about how they would both make great brothers and asked if they wanted a sister or brother, though we did make it clear that it was up to God, not them, what we would get.
Jack said he wanted a brother. Parker said “Well, I want it to be a girl because that’s my lifelong dream, but a boy would be okay too, because three of us could wrestle Daddy faster than two of us can.” He was adorable. And he's been doing push-ups ever since in hopes of being stronger to hold the baby all the time.
We have since spent time every day talking about names. That always leads to me shouting “Veto!” after every superhero name they mention. Now the name Veto is growing on us all, haha! No, really, Parker insists that he likes Frederika for a girl (oh my goodness, I can’t imagine calling a baby that...) and they all like Nick Fury Schiffman for a boy. Needless to say, I will likely disappoint two little boys with almost any name we choose unless its a superhero!
But that’s ok. He or She will be adorable and sweet, and totally loved, no matter what name we choose.
After all, look at that sweet baby! (if you can see anything on this thing...)
And thus, the craziness of life continues!
Baby Boy or Baby Girl (we are waiting to find out!) will be here in December.