Well, we’ve had just over two weeks now for the news to sink in and we are feeling much more positive about the new little life that will (hopefully) be joining our gang.
There are still a million uncertainties about finances and the house – we live in a small two bedrom house that, in truth, we had grown out of when we had one baby, let alone three! We have gone through all possibilities – selling, renting, renting and selling, but the current housemarket is so uncertain and our finances mean that we’ve come back round to the idea that we’ll be staying put for a little while longer, even though the house will be busting at the seams! Similarly, adding up the potential cost of childcare is just a bit too frightening to do at the minute, and I think we are just putting
our heads in the sand all these financial concerns on the back-burner while we settle into the idea of having three children!
And I think on that front, we are feeling a million times better. We’re both starting to feel that excitement which is so familiar from the last two pregnancies. That potential. We’ve talked about whether it’ll be a boy or a girl, and what names we like. We’ve had scary realisations that things like holidays, cars, days out and so on will cost a whole lot more with three kids rather than two. But we’ve also thought how lovely it will be for there to be three siblings, and how great it’ll be when our children aren’t babies anymore but little people – the idea of having a 6, 4, and 2 year old really appeals to me in a way that having a 4 year old, 2 year old and newborn baby does not!! Things will get easier when the youngest is no longer a baby. And I could not be more chuffed that we will have three children instead of two when we’re old people, to keep us company and provide us with lots of gorgeous grandchildren!!
And, we’ve already realised that all we’ll hear between now and the 20 week scan is: “I bet you hope its a boy”…
Anyway, we’re feeling much more relaxed with things now, and confident everything will be ok.
And tomorrow, we are going for an early scan to check all is going well – and to find out when this baby might be planning on making an appearance…