I remember the moment I told my husband I was pregnant for the fourth time. It was unlike any other time I told him I was expecting. I was in shock, I was scared, and I felt very overwhelmed.
We always knew we wanted four children, but this wasn’t our timing at all. The spacing was going to be a bit snug for my comfort zone.
But here I was, nervously telling him we were expecting, again. Over the course of a few weeks, the shock and awe subsided and my feelings changed from scared to elated. Sure, my kids were going to be really close in age, it was going to be a lot of work on my part, but it was undoubtedly going to be awesome!
Since we already had two girls and a boy, we decided to find out the gender, something we’ve never done before. We already had all the girls stuff we could ever need, and our baby boy gear hadn’t even been put away yet.
We decided if we were going to find out before the birth, that we better make a big deal out of it. So with the help of my amazing and talented friend Casey, we made the reveal into a photo shoot.
The surprise was better than I could have ever imagined:
Ready and waiting to find out
We knew the antique toy chest was filled with either a pink or blue surprise. As a family, we were about to find out!
So as a family, on the count of three, we slowly opened the top door.
And then it hit us, we were having another boy. Completely in shock, but excited beyond belief.
The news sets in...
While the kids play with the bright blue balloons, the reality hits my husband and I. We’re having a boy! Four children, two girls, and two boys.
He's going to have a brother
My girls are best friends, and I was so very excited for my son to finally have what they have. He’s getting a brother!
Dreams do come true
At the end of the day, gender didn’t matter. But finding out we were having a little boy did make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
The proof is in the paper
Earlier in the week, I had given my friend Casey an envelope containing the ultrasound photo of “the good”. Finally, we were able to see the proof!
All photos by Casey Mullins.