Wednesday, June 4, 2014

...then there were 4

It is indeed true. We are expecting a new addition to our family just in time for Christmas.   Baby Gummersall #2 estimated to arrive December 20th, 2014.

We are so excited.  Also shocked, nervous, surprised, worried, and overwhelmed would be words to describe how we have been feeling over the last few months.  When trying to get pregnant with Bennett, Lance and I made the decision to not prevent in the future.  Since that journey lasted over 20 months of actively trying and seeking fertility assistance with Bennett, we figured we might need a little additional assistance to get pregnant again.  Boy were we wrong.
With Bennet just being 5 1/2 months old I began to wonder if I was indeed pregnant.  With Bennett the first symptom was my need to pee every 45 minutes.  This began to happen again the week after Bennett's baby blessing.  The Wednesday that followed the blessing I took a dollar store pregnancy test only for it to reveal a negative.  With a sigh of relief, but yet still concerned as to why I was 3 days late I forged on with the rest of my week.  Friday came however and I still had an inkling that I could in fact be pregnant.  I went for the big guns and took out the expensive pregnancy test only to be in utter dismay when the words pregnant read clear across the screen.  I am pregnant. again. I thought as I smiled and shook my head.  My son is only 5 months old.  My kids will be 14 months apart. -- I began to panic on the inside.

I picked up Bennett and went to our backyard where Lance was diligently working to perfect our lawn and said, "Lance, Bennett has something to show you" and in Bennett's hand was the positive pregnancy test.

We decided to wait until Mother's Day weekend to tell our family and the weekend after to tell our good friends.  Those stories to be posted another day.

All in all we are excited and feel so extremely blessed that Heavenly Father has given us the opportunity to be parents, again.  We are excited for Bennett to have a best friend to play with and confide in as they get older.  With them only being 1 year apart in school I'm sure they will accrue the same friends.  So here's to enjoying the next 6 months as a family of 3! Let the craziness begin!