Nowadays it seems we have control over so much of our lives; so when something happens unplanned it takes us by surprise. My husband and I had many discussions on how many children we wanted to have and we were happy with just having 2 kids.
Then unexpectedly I was having symptoms of being pregnant. After the pregnancy test showed up positive, my husband’s reaction said it all, “well ok here we go!”
“Congratulations!” everyone would say to us, and my face probably showed my nervousness when I replied “thank you” as it’s taking me a bit longer to soak in the truth that yes we are having baby #3. I’m already tired every day with my 3 year old and 2 year old taking over our apartment with daily messes, daily fights over taking naps and eating their food, and toys everywhere; how am I going to do this with another baby?
Then the small moments happen that I soak in and tell myself everything is going to be great. My 2 year old will pretend to feed her baby doll. My 3 year old will ask where mommy’s baby is and then rub my tummy. Finally the best small moment happened yesterday, I felt the baby move in my tummy for the first time. That small kick was just what I needed to embrace what I already know; life has a way of surprising you with unexpected things that will make you happier than you originally planned.