That’s it, just what it says on the tin! Nothing fancy just another bun in the oven for us here at The Mummy Toolbox and we are definitely excited!
If you follow me on Instagram you will know that we are expecting a bundle, but I thought I would give a little back story! (any excuse to post on here!)
Up until 6 months ago husband and I had categorically refused all ideas of giving the toddler a sibling and quite often we laughed at the mere idea of adding to the clan. We had plenty of excuses and quite honestly, we were right! We didn’t have enough space, or money, or time (all of the things that babies need) and we weren’t ready to give up our freedom to a screamy pink thing for a second time running.
However, when the toddler started school, we suddenly forgot how difficult babies were and how wonderful sleep is, along with how nice it is to have a tidy house that doesn’t have nappies smelling out the bin. All of this was completely forgotten and we decided to try for another one and it seems we were very fortunate because 3 days later, bada-bing, bada-boom it began.
Telling the toddler about the idea of a sibling was one of the best parts up until he decided it was such a good idea that he now wants 4 brothers AND 4 sisters and seems to think you can just order in bulk and out they come. He has been informed that there will be 1 brother OR sister and that is final!
Having been to the first scan we discovered I was only 8 weeks along rather than 12 (lucky, irregular me) so even though we saw the heartbeat we had to wait to announce. That being said it was pretty hard to keep quiet over Christmas, especially due to the lack of wine I was (uncommonly) drinking and so we let slip to a few (thousand) people!
After the normal first scan apprehensions we have found that everything looks great and normal, and the kid is already planning the genius schemes as it was holding its own hands during the scan (nothing like starting the self-soothing early!). Heartbeat strong and healthy so it is definitely time to announce. So here we are: Ta-Da!!
We are very excited and can’t wait for July 2017 when we can add another addition to the family!
*On another plus side, it also looks like I will be getting to cover pregnancy and baby related topics too on the blog which is new for me as well so pluses all round!!*