1) How am I feeling?
2) How will this affect my new job?
That is undecided at the moment. I just told my boss today and she took it very well. It probably helped that I was crying when I told her...makes for a more sympathetic ear! I do not want to be working full-time after the baby comes, so it’s probably a matter of when I can afford to leave and when they want me to leave.
3) What is the exact due date?
We’re not sure. We’re going to have an ultrasound done on December 29th to find out. I was so stressed about leaving my old jobs and starting this new job that things were a bit off-kilter. Of course, that was good news for the conception of this baby! I’m most excited about finding out how many babies are in there because everyone keeps talking about twins around us, and is it possible that I’m already showing???
4) How are the kids taking the news?
They are beyond excited! After they got over the initial shock and disbelief (Andrew kept saying we were just trickin’ them!) they moved right into celebratory mode. They talk about how “We’re having a baby in July” and they’ve already picked out names: Sarah for a girl and Patrick for a boy. They keep saying that we are going to have SEVEN people in our family, and that is so big and so fun! I love how kids are just instinctively pro-life J