-Due in January
-Kendall + this baby = almost 26 months apart. 8 more than Allie and Detmer. 4 more than Detmer and Kendall
-The children have named baby "Michael Jackson". I think it's hilarious. Dave is not amused. Allie hugs me: "Mom, I'm hugging you and Michael Jackson." What's not to love? It's better then Kissala.
-Detmer wants a brother. Allie was saying she wanted a sister. She really wanted Kendall to be a sister so I was afraid she'd be think what she wants is what she gets (which is only the case 99% of the time). I said, "Allie, but what if it's a boy?" She said, "Then I'll be proud. I'll love either one."
-We will find out the sex sometime in January:)
-When we told Allie and Detmer, Allie said, "are you going to the hospital in the morning?" Her favorite thing about getting a new sibling is the opportunity for multiple sleepovers. Detmer looked down my shirt and said, "but I don't see a baby."
-Do I think it's a boy or girl? I don't have strong feelings yet. If I were to judge by my previous pregnancies, there would need to be four different sexes of baby, because they've all been very different.
-Telling Dave was awesome. Both of us were 100% sure we were pregnant because, why wouldn't we be? I still wanted to try and surprise him as much as I could, though, so I decided to test before he went to work, knowing he would expect me to tell him one night when he got home from work. The only problem was, this lead me to get zero sleep because I was so excited and nervous that I wouldn't wake up before he left. After tossing and turning all night I took the test at four a.m. and left it on the bathroom counter for Dave to find. The test was really light, and Dave likes a dark test, but I knew I could wait. I laid in bed with a huge smile on my face until Dave got up. When he saw the test he came out and laid by me and said, "you know you're not supposed to confuse me like that!" I said, "and you know I'm not going to leave a negative test for you to find." He thought he saw a faint line and I reminded him that it doesn't matter how faint. We were both so excited and giddy there in the early morning hours. Allie had come into bed with us, which we NEVER allow, but I was so excited I let it slide. She was giggling so much that morning, I guess she felt the excitement in the air. We wanted to wait for Detmer so we hadn't even told her but I'll always remember how happy she was that morning!
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