in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

big brother/little brother

how did my first baby get to be this big?
you might have seen our "announcement" earlier -- that this baby i'm baking right now is another little boy! we've actually known for a little while. when we got the blood tests back that told us about the blood type, the dna also said it was a boy. but we sort of just wanted a visual confirmation before we made it public ... and this morning, we got that confirmation at the specialist's office.

a boy! a little brother for john. two boy puppies chasing us around the house in not to many years.

i'll be outnumbered, for sure. even our dog is a boy.

but you know what? i couldn't be happier. a house full of boys just makes my day. (not to mention the relief i know my husband feels -- he was sweating the possibility of a daughter to protect!)

so my mom-in-law will have two pair: two sweet little girls from my husband's brother and his wife, and two dirty stinky boys from our family.

and we'll have to let my grandmother know that apparently, her predisposition to birth boys (besides the baby of her family, of course!) has been passed on to her grand-daughters: this baby will make the fourth boy great-grandchild. that's a lot of boy cousins running in circles around the house in a couple of years!

i will leave you with this little anecdote. for weeks, john has insisted that the baby in mommy's belly was his "little sister." but he was totally ok when we told him it was going to be a little brother instead. last weekend, though, as we drove around town, my husband and i were discussing possible names. john was listening and playing in the backseat, until he suddenly interrupted us.

"no!" he yelled. "his NAME is JENNIFER!"

don't worry, we won't be taking that name suggestion to heart.

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