Some frequently asked questions
Are You Happy with a Boy?
Honestly, all Orin and I wanted was a healthy baby. We have 2 girls and 2 boys, so either was just fine with us. I can’t wait to meet our little boy in a few months!
What Do the Kids Think?
As I’m sure most of you can imagine, Jacob was ecstatic while the girls were initially disappointed. They both thought for sure it would be a girl, especially since the pattern has been girl-boy-girl-boy. My mama’s heart felt sad for them, seeing the disappointment on their faces, especially Maggie who is at an age where she is really looking forward to helping with this baby. However on the flip side, Jacob was just SO very excited and it was great seeming him beam with excitement and pride!
Although they were disappointed initially, Maggie was already talking about how excited she was to meet her baby brother by the time we made it to the car after having the ultrasound. Zellene has also gotten over the initial disappointment — in many ways I think the biggest disappointment for Zellene was that the girls didn’t’ “win”. She loves Gideon so much and I know she’ll love the newest little guy too!
What Are You Naming Him?
We have no idea! Help! Seriously, we take a long time to decide on baby names and have the hardest time with boy names. Gideon was a few hours old before he got his name. I’m sure we will figure something out eventually, but for now we’re still thinking. We don’t even have a shortlist yet!
Why Did You Find Out This Time?
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you might remember that we didn’t find out the gender ahead of time with Zellene or Gideon. We truly loved being surprised and being able to be the one to “check” to find out the gender upon birth.
This time however, after the miscarriage in June, I really wanted to know. In many ways, it feels like I’ve been waiting on a baby already since April. Quinn would have been born in January. It was tough enough going through the miscarriage! Our new little boy won’t be here until the end of May or early June. Since ultrasound is an option, I decided I didn’t want to wait any longer, at least to find out the gender this time.
Not only that, but miscarriage made me realize that you truly never know when one pregnancy might be your last. Even if we decided to have more children, I might never be able to carry a child to term again. You just don’t know. For that reason, I decided I really want to treasure every minute of this pregnancy and I feel like that will be easier knowing the gender.
And yes, know that we know the gender, I already feel closer to this baby inside of me. It’s just nice to know — it was also such a relief to see him kicking and moving around inside of me.
Are You Having More After this Baby?
Time will tell. 🙂
Are You Having a Home Birth Again?
Yes! That is the plan, as long as there aren’t any complications. I have loved having home births and look forward to another one!